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Now is the time for Star Fox Comics!

Over the last few years, we’ve had the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario Adventures comic strips that made their debut in the 1992 editions of Nintendo re-published by VIZ Media. Those comics bring a smile to my face anytime I see them as I have so many great memories about what was going on during my childhood while reading them. We are still missing a series, however that I loved even more than those two major game franchise comics and that series ran in every 1993 issue of Nintendo Power: Star Fox.

To really hone in on the release of Star Fox, Nintendo commissioned 10 chapters of Star Fox Comics to be drawn and written by Benimaru Itoh that would be seen by all Nintendo Power readers from issues #45 to 55. The comics focused as both a prequel and aftermath for what would occur on the actual SNES game and would help deepen the story line between the Star Fox team itself and the motivations for Andross’s attack on the entire Lylat system. The comic would also add Fara Phoenix, as the 5th member of the Star Fox team to act as Fox’s love interest. Highlights from the comics include the Star Fox team taking the fight to Andross’s army before they even agree to help save the galaxy from them, Falco kicking the crap out of Fox and further details regarding Fox’s father who supposedly met his end by Andross.

Now is the time for VIZ Media to pull the trigger on getting these comics re-released. After all, the SNES Classic Edition is right around the corner and demand for it is hot. Even more so, those hunting for the system want to play the final version of Star Fox 2; which never got released officially. The iron for Star Fox is as hot as it ever could be. Let’s make it happen VIZ!

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Update: VIZ Media did reach out to me regarding this article. Sadly, it seems nothing is in the works for now on any republishing of the Star Fox comics. Let’s hope that changes!

Street Fighter Unlimited Issue #2


The full roster of the Street Fighter crew returns to the comic book world thanks to Udon Entertainment! Udon Entertainment has been extending the story line of our favorite fighters for years, but its been quite some time since they’ve started releasing their comics in a monthly series format. I’ve picked up the first two issues and so far the series stays true to comic series they’ve put in the past.

The second issue in the series pits Balrog against Guile and Ken, as they attempt to beat some information out of him regarding the disappearance of Chun-Li.

Check below for an additional preview of this issue! The comics can be found online or at any great comic shop!


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Street Fighter Origins: Akuma Review (UDON Entertainment)

Just released today, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma tells the tale of the early days of the demon incarnate Street Fighter called Akuma. Check out the full details of this hardcover comic in my video review:

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In August 2003, UDON Entertainment made its first foray into publishing with the release of Street Fighter #0The realization of UDON founder Erik Ko’s desire to pay tribute to the video game series he loved, Street Fighter quickly became one of the bestselling comics in the industry and marked UDON as a company with a strong commitment to top-quality art and writing.

That commitment now culminates in UDON’s newest release, its 150th published book, and the 10th Anniversary of UDON’s Street Fighter comics: STREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA!

Akuma! The world’s most feared martial artist, mentioned only in whispers. Few have dared to challenge him, and even fewer have survived to speak of the nightmare! Master of the Fist, wielder of the Dark Hado… but he was not always trapped on the path of chaos. Featuring story by Chris Sarracini and art by Joe Ng, this original graphic novel mixes a surprising and intense coming-of-age story with the all-out action that Street Fighter fans love! Street Fighter Origins: Akuma reveals the secrets of this dark figure’s past for the first time, and shows how a frustrated young man grew into the mad demon!

Check out a preview of the first chapter at!

Over the last 10 years, UDON has worked closely with CAPCOM, the shepherds of the Street Fighter franchise, to bring to life the continuing adventures of Chun-Li, Ryu, Ken, and all of the World Warriors! Working with past publishing partners Image Comics, Devil’s Due, and then finally striking out on their own, UDON has chronicled these adventures through over 1000 pages of various Street Fighter comic series, and now has moved into a new phase of producing original hardcover graphic novels! Following up on this spring’s all-new Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation, today’s release of Street Fighter Origins: Akuma cements this new, oversized, hardcover format as the ultimate version of these new adventures!

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma is a 128 page, hardcover original graphic novel retailing for $34.95. It is available in comic stores, book stores, and wherever comics are sold. To find a comic book store near you, visit

In addition, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma is available digitally from ComiXology. Find it and other UDON releases at