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Premiering this summer at Comic-Con in San Diego is Street Fighter Origins: Akuma, an original graphic novel feverishly anticipated by devotees of the enduringly popular Capcom Street Fighter franchise and UDON's decade-long line of fan favorite comics based upon it. First announced in 2010 and only the publisher's second original SF graphic novel (following Super Street Fighter: New Generation), Akuma will finally reveal the heretofore untold origin story of one of gaming's most beloved evildoers, a Darth Vader of the fighting game realm whose every appearance adds to a fearsome myth that, as I will explain, extends beyond the comic book page and into his fans' own distant pasts.
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Udon's been doing its best to satisfy Street Fighter fandom's craving for comics by posting its archive of its previously published material daily online, but given that it's been more than two years since the last printed SF title from the publisher, those cravings have been intensifying. Fortunately for the famished, Udon's delivering big time on January 30 with
Marvel and Capcom's nearly two decades of video game collaboration will get collected into one massive art book this summer with Udon's release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works, which collects official art, production work and bonus material from every single Marvel title Capcom's ever released. Clocking in at 190 pages
I grew up on cape comics, where fashion is largely a simple and backwards affair. That's not a problem, exactly, so much as a result of the focus of superhero comics. Characters wear things like loose t-shirts, ambiguously baggy jeans, and no-name shoes at home, and fantastic costumes when they're out and about. There's a distinct la
Namco Bandai Games will launch a webcomics publishing effort known as ShiftyLook in March, aiming to revive interest in its dormant game properties by adapting them to new comic stories that will be available online and on mobile devices. Each series will receive twice a week over a three-month span. In an interview wi
Animation: An upcoming episode of Batman: The Brave and The Bold, "Scorn of the Star Sapphire," will kick off with a Wonder Woman open including Steve Trevor and her trademark invisible jet.
Lists: On a team that
I had no idea, but it turns out that they have sports in high school now. Even more surprisingly, the ESPN sports empire has an entire magazine dedicated to these high school games. That magazine is called ESPN Rise, and the latest issue features exclusive superhero art by Alvin Lee, part of the prestigious UDON art c