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Street Fighter
Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki #3
Guest cover art by Adam Warren
Publication information
Publisher UDON
Schedule Monthly
Publication date(s) August 2003 – August 2010
January 2013 – present
No. of issues 64 standard issues, 3 graphic novels, 2 short stories
Creative team
Written by Various

Street Fighter is an American comic book based on the Street Fighter franchise and published by UDON under license from Capcom. This series draws not only on the established Street Fighter canon, but also occasionally addresses various continuity retcons, and even draws from fanon and non-official sources as well.


Main series[edit]

Street Fighter (2003-2005)[edit]

Spans issues #0 through #14. Follows various storylines set around different series characters. Various writers and artists contributed to each issue working separately on independent short stories that occasionally tied into the main storyline. Some plot points featured in this series include:

Street Fighter II (2005-2006)[edit]

Spans issues #0 through #6. After a break of several months, UDON's second Street Fighter series began under the title Street Fighter II, because the events slowly approach those of the Street Fighter II video game. The main story follows Ryu as he searches for Akuma, who has just killed his master. Ryu wants to avenge his master Gouken without succumbing to the Dark Hadou, the dark power buried in his style of martial arts that Akuma has embraced.

Street Fighter II: Turbo (2008-2010)[edit]

Spans issues Street Fighter II: Turbo #1 through #12. The second Street Fighter tournament begins in earnest as fighters from all over the world compete to see who is the "World's Strongest". This was a continuation of UDON's Street Fighter II series.

Super Street Fighter (2013, 2015)[edit]

Super Street Fighter Volume One: New Generation was released in late January 2013 and it's a sequel to Street Fighter II: Turbo.[1] The story happens in the time period of the Street Fighter III video game.[2]

Super Street Fighter Volume Two: Hyper Fighting was released in late March 2015.[3] Two short stories from Volume 2 were fully released in Street Fighter #0 Free Comic Book Day comic book in May 2014.[4]

Street Fighter Unlimited (2015-2016)[edit]

A new ongoing series that started publishing in December 2015, and includes four-page backup stories at the end of every issue.[5] Eight issues have been published so far. Issue #0 has 2 original stories and 5 page preview of issue #1.



Street Fighter Legends (2006-2010; 2016)[edit]

  • Street Fighter Legends: Sakura (2006) - A four-issue mini-series that focuses on the life of Sakura Kasugano and the events that happened since she and Ryu parted ways at the end of Street Fighter #14.
  • Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li (2009) - A four-issue mini-series that follows Chun-Li as a young police officer, portraying the events that lead up to her father's disappearance.
  • Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki (2010) - A four-issue mini-series that follows the young ninja Ibuki as she tries to balance a normal Japanese high school life with her secret ninja life.
  • Street Fighter Legends: Cammy (2016) - First issue released July 20, 2016.[6]

Street Fighter IV (2009)[edit]

A four-issue mini-series based on the Street Fighter IV video game that follows the events of a new fighting tournament sponsored by the enigmatic S.I.N. organization. The events in this story take place concurrently with the second half of the Street Fighter II: Turbo series.

Graphic novels[edit]

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma (2013)[edit]

The Street Fighter Origins: Akuma graphic novel, released in September 2013, follows Akuma and Gouken's early history before Akuma was consumed by the Satsui no Hadou.[2] Other Street Fighter Origins graphic novels are planned for the future.[7] 14 page preview of this comic was released in "Street Fighter #0 Free Comic Book Day" comic book, titled "Beyond the hills".

One-shot stories[edit]

Street Fighter: Deep Scars (GamePro exclusive) (2003)[edit]

A four-page comic created exclusively for GamePro October 2003 magazine. It expands upon the battle between Ryu and Sagat, from which Sagat received his large scar over his chest. This comic was later released in the digital version of "Street Fighter Remix" and had its title renamed to "Shadow Boxing".

Capcom Summer Special 2004 (2004)[edit]

Originally made exclusively for the 2004 Convention UDON Convention Tour. Contains 3 short stories: Street Fighter (Chun-Li story), Darkstalkers (Morrigan origin story) and Rival Schools (Sakura, Hinata and Natsu story).[8]

Street Fighter Remix (2008)[edit]

Contains prequel stories for Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li, Street Fighter III. Even though a Street Fighter III series was not released, this was later considered a prequel story for Super Street Fighter Vol.1 that was published in 2013.

Street Fighter Remix Digital Edition (2013) has one new story, removed Chun-Li's prequel story, and gave titles to each of the short stories. It contains a new Cammy story called "The Rhythm of Battle", "Shadow Boxing" (previously called "Deep Scars"), Street Fighter II Turbo prequel story "Fierce Competition", Super Street Fighter Vol.1 prequel story "A Whole New Generation" (previously considered prequel for a Street Fighter III series).

Street Fighter IV (2009)[edit]

A one-shot comic that showcases fighters facing off against their classic counterparts. It was originally only available when the Street Fighter IV game was purchased at Target stores in the United States. It was later available for digital purchase.

Ultra Street Fighter IV (Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin exclusive) (2014)[edit]

A six-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story made exclusively for Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin, a compilation book of the previous Street Fighter IV (2009) series.[9]

Street Fighter (Free Comic Book Day) (2015)[edit]

A one-shot Street Fighter issue was published on Free Comic Book Day in May 2015.[10] It features Ryu, Charlie, Guile, Viper, Ibuki, Ken.

Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash (2015)[edit]

This is a comic book from UDON that was exclusively available at the San-Diego Comic-Con 2015. It is UDON's first Street Fighter V-related comic and as the name suggest, it focus on Charlie Nash and the past stories which cover both his background, including his previous military work and encounters with Guile, and every instance of him "dying" up to and including Street Fighter Alpha 3. The comic also cover the details behind his "revival" leading up to his appearance in Street Fighter V, as well as Charlie's Shadow persona.

Street Fighter (Free Comic Book Day) (2016)[edit]

A one-shot Street Fighter issue was published on Free Comic Book Day in May 2016.


Street Fighter II: Ryu (1994)[edit]

Main article: Street Fighter II: Ryu

Titled simply "Street Fighter II" in USA. Written and drawn by Masaomi Kanzaki. Released by Tokuma Shoten. It has 3 volumes. [11] The US version has been released in 8 issues by Tokuma comics (U.S. imprint of Tokuma Shoten) and rearranged in left-to-right reading format.[12]

Super Street Fighter II Cammy Gaiden (1994)[edit]

A manga revolving around Cammy. Written by Masahiko Nakahira. It contains total 7 chapters. Originally published in six parts in Japan's Shonen Sunday comic anthology in 1994. Later the same year the six parts were compiled into one volume and in 1997 the compilation was published by Viz comics in the English language. 7th chapter was printed in September 1994 as a bonus supplement in Takayuki Sakai's comic adaptation of The Animated Movie called "Gekijouyou Animation Street Fighter II". The 7th chapter was never officially translated.

Street Fighter Alpha (1995)[edit]

A manga about Street Fighter Alpha series. Written by Masahiko Nakahira.

Street Fighter: Sakura Ganbaru! (1996)[edit]

A manga series written and illustrated by Masahiko Nakahira. The story follows Sakura Kasugano in her quest to become a street fighter and meet Ryu. It has 2 volumes.

Street Fighter III: Ryu Final (1998)[edit]

A manga adaption to the Street Fighter III series. Written and drawn by Masahiko Nakahira. It has two volumes. In 2008, a translated version was released by Udon.

Street Fighter III: The Twin Dragon (Manga)[edit]

A manga adaption from the Street Fighter III: Ryu Final manga series. It has only one volume, and was the franchise debut of Yun and Yang. The story starts from the restaurant where the two worked, until they looked for a challenger who was passing through. The characters also included Street Fighter EX characters Allen Snider and Kairi, whose appearances were based off Arika's artwork of them.

Other comics[edit]

Street Fighter Malibu comics (1993)[edit]

Malibu released 3 issues of Street Fighter comics before they were forced to cancel the series due to Capcom's dislike of the comics. In the third and final issue, they included explanation of why the series was canceled and wrote what they would have done in the future with each character.

Street Fighter Brazilian comics (Escala) (1993–1996)[edit]

Editora Escala published satirical stories released in 1993. The comic book featured Japanese dojinshi[13] and parodies by Brazilian comic artists. Soon after, they were published by Malibu comics.

When Malibu comics were canceled, the franchise was picked up by the Brazilian publisher called Escala. They continued from where Malibu left of (issue 3), but they began a new story from issue 6 and renamed the title into Super Street Fighter II from issues 6–13. Escala released 17 issues. In addition to the 17 issues released, there was an extra edition issued, with more pages and three complete stories.[14]

Street Fighter: The Battle for Shadaloo (1994)[edit]

This comic book was based on the 1994 Street Fighter live action movie and it was released by DC Comics.

Street Fighter Zero 3 Brazilian comics (Trama) (1998–1999)[edit]

A manga based on Street Fighter Zero 3 by Marcelo Cassaro (script) and Erica Awano (art) It has 4 issues.[14] The following year, Sergio Peixoto announces new magazines based games, the Rio publisher Shalon: The King of Fighters (by Erica Awano), Samurai Spirits (by Eduardo Francisco), Megaman X (by Rogério Hanata), but the publisher was extinguished.[13]

Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie Official Comic Adaptation (1994)[edit]

A manga adaptation of the 1994 animated movie was authored by Takayuki Sakai and serialized in the monthly CoroCoro Comic in 1994, later republished in a single tankōbon collected edition. An English adaptation of this manga was published by Viz Communications as a six-issue comic book in 1996.[15]

Street Fighter EX 2 Plus (1998)[edit]

Street Fighter EX 2 Plus is the title of a manhua by a Hong Kong artist who drew the previous Street Fighter II since 1992. This comic was published after the release of the first arcade version of Street Fighter EX 2.

Street Fighter Zero 2 HK (Hong Kong)[edit]

The original comic was only printed in Hong Kong and was prevented by Capcom from being released in Japan, due to permissions. Based on popular artworks of Hui King Sum based on the legendary Kung Fu Comic styles, Xu Jing Sheng is the artist and editor of the series, Ong Ewe Ho is in charge of translations for other countries in Asia, and Lee Chung Hing handled the storylines of characters such as Ryu, Ken, Adon, Sagat, Guy, Birdie, Nash, Chun-Li, Sodom, Gen, Zangief, Rose, Rolento, Dan, Dhalsim, Sakura, Akuma, Gouken, Goutetsu, Balrog and M.Bison.

Street Fighter II Chun-Li Mini Comic (2006)[edit]

2006 re-release of Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (Uncut, Uncensored, Unleashed) came with Chun-Li mini comic, created by Udon Entertainment. In the story, Chun-Li is attacked by monitor cyborgs. Chun-Li defeats them and Bison reacts by sending Vega to kill her which ties into animated movie fight scene.

Street Fighter X G.I. Joe (2016)[edit]

In 2016, IDW Publishing published a crossover between Street Fighter and G.I. Joe titled Street Fighter X GI Joe. It was written by Aubrey Sitterson with art by Emilio Laiso, and ran for six issues.[16][17]

Motion Comics[edit]

Two motion comics were released based on Street Fighter: Round One - Fight! (issues 0-6) and Street Fighter Volume 2: The New Challengers! (issues 7-14) arcs. They were made by "Eagle One Media" and released in straight-to-DVD format on February 3, 2009 and September 6, 2011 respectively. [18] [19] In January 16, 2014, it was released on Hulu for free [20] [21] [22]

Trade paperbacks[edit]

Main series[edit]

  • Street Fighter Volume 1: Round One - FIGHT!
  • Street Fighter Volume 2: The New Challengers!
  • Street Fighter Volume 3: Fighter's Destiny
  • Street Fighter Volume 4: Bonus Stage
  • Street Fighter Volume 5: Kick it into Turbo!
  • Street Fighter Volume 6: Final Round


  • Street Fighter Legends Volume 1: Sakura
  • Street Fighter Legends Volume 2: Chun-Li
  • Street Fighter Legends Volume 3: Ibuki
  • Street Fighter IV


  • Street Fighter: The Ultimate Edition
  • Street Fighter II: The Ultimate Edition
  • Street Fighter Legends: The Ultimate Edition

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ a b Oxford, David (2012-07-19). "UDON Bringing New Street Fighter Comics to Shelves This Fall". Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Super Street Fighter HC Vol. 02 Hyper Fighting". Things From Another World. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Street Fighter #0 & Les Miserables Headline UDON's first-ever Free Comic Book Day!". Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ UDON Entertainment Announces ‘Street Fighter Unlimited’ Comic Series
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  7. ^ "FCBD 2014 Interview with Writer Chris Sarracini and Artist Joe Ng About Street Fighter #0". Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
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  9. ^ "UDON Winter/Spring 2014: Graphic Novels". Retrieved 2014-06-22. 
  10. ^ Street Fighter one-shot arriving for Free Comic Book Day 2015
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  13. ^ a b Peixoto, Sergio. Mangá do Começo ao Fim. [S.l.]: Discovery Publicações, 2013. p. 42 a 68
  14. ^ a b Prandoni, Claudio (April 6, 2015). Conheça as HQs oficiais de "Street Fighter" criadas no Brasil nos anos 90 UOL.
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  16. ^ "IDW's July 2016 Solicitations Feature "Rom's" Return, "Powerpuff Girls" & More". Comic Book Resources. 2016-04-20. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
  17. ^ "First Look at IDW's STREET FIGHTER-G.I. JOE Comic Crossover". Nerdist. 2015-11-18. Retrieved 2016-08-05. 
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