So after a few issues of build up we get the “big crossover”, which given the frequency the two franchises have crossed over already in games makes this feel less special, but there you go. How does the comic fair? Well it falls into the most basic crossover cliché of “people from different worlds suddenly arrive in a weird place and learn to work together to face the big threat behind it”. Does it at least pull it off well and mix some lore from the games in for good measure?! Let’s find out!Continue reading
So just before we enter Darkstalkers territory we have two more Street Fighter releases that are just sort of… floating about, so it made sense to just cover them now, especially Legends: Cammy, which is set around the same time as the books I just did (a.k.a did a few months ago now, but you know what I mean!). Origins: Akuma is exactly what you imagine it would be, for the record, whether that’s good or bad will depend on you expectations!Continue reading
Street Fighter Unlimited is actually a loose adaptation of Street Fighter III, or I guess the UDON comic universe’s equivalent. The main antagonist is Gill and his Secret Society and a fair bit of focus is given to some of the SFII cast as well as yet more focus on Ryu trying to contain the Dark Hado / Satsui no Hado (whichever you prefer) power and face Akuma. Does this blend work? Let’s take a look!Continue reading
Before we hit the next longer run of Street Fighter comics (which were released under the title “Street Fighter Unlimited”) we get Super Street Fighter, which serves a prelude to Unlimited as well as an introduction to characters and themes from SFIII (plus a bit more SFIV, given that game’s story hasn’t happened in this timeline, seemingly) I thought I’d throw in Legends: Ibuki as well because she too was a SFIII character and I normally package two “omnibus” releases together for these reviews, so… Yeah. Let’s take a look!Continue reading
Spinning off from the main line of UDON Street Fighter comics, we take a look at both a prequel in Chun-Li, and a side-story in the case of Sakura (specifically taking place roughly around the end of the Street Fighter Classic run, which is why I’ve put it here) Along with different time periods they’re also completely different story types, with one telling a basic but enjoyable cop story and the other being pure comedy. How well does either work? Let’s find out!Continue reading
It’s time to finish off the “Classic” range of collected comic graphic novels from UDON and throw in their one-off SFIV comic for good measure (as it takes place at the same time as SFC Vol. 5) After a fun build up to the comic’s version of Street Fighter II, does the pay-off live up to it? … The short answer is no, sadly…Continue reading
My sporadic read through all the CAPCOM fighter-based comics I got in a humble bundle continues with the next two Street Fighter comic collections, which tie-up the pre Street Fighter II part and begins Udon Comic’s adaptation of the classic game. How does it stack up? Let’s find out!Continue reading
Now one of the things I’ll be doing a bit more often in 2021 is covering some non-Doctor Who comics, thanks to finally being all-but caught up with them (and not planning any more DW comic marathons after the currently-on-going Eighth Doctor DWM one) but I thought as I had a week or so in between some even-rarer book reading, plus I’d just brought the Street Fighter (plus Darkstalkers) comic Humble Bundle, I’d start a look at Udon’s comics based on the classic fighting series. I had to do some research as to which of the several different titled comic series that came in the bundle actually came first, and turns out the “Street Fighter Classic” series! It’s set in between the original Street Fighter series and II, but doesn’t really adapt what little story appeared in the Alpha games set during the same gap. After all that waffling, is it any good? Let’s find out!Continue reading
Well, that was a quick break! Yes, we’re back to a fighting game adaptation, and on our third attempt at Street Fighter no less, but for the first time the (admittedly small) crew actually decided to hand wave the idea of trying to appeal to a mass market and just make a straight adaptation for fans like themselves. Originally a mini-series uploaded to YouTube (with the first preview being called “Alpha”, which is why I reviewed Alpha 3 along with this…? It’s not, but whatever), Assassin’s Fist was eventually compiled into a film. All that being said, is such a small fan production any good? Does doing such justice to the source material produce a better film? Let’s find out!
We’ve reached something of a milestone here, as this is the last fighting game I’ll be reviewing as part of this marathon, and the final of three Street Fighter games to boot. After reviewing the original with the first film, and Super SFII with the second film, I thought I’d review my favourite Street Fighter game alongside “Assassin’s Fist”, so I went with Alpha 3, the final of the prequels to SFII and a PS1 game I became very addicted too for a while. Let’s take a look!