UDON @ Comic-Con 2014: Exclusive, Debuts, and New Books for Comic-Con! Booth #4529

July 16th, 2014

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So you’re coming to Comic-Con, and you’re DEFINITELY gonna hit the UDON Booth #4529, but you wanna know what we’re going to have there? Well then, THIS is the BLOG POST for YOU!

2014 San Diego Comic-Con International Exclusives:

 

UDON’s Art of CAPCOM Complete Edition – Comic-Con Exclusive Edition – $100
Featuring an original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, exclusive to Comic-Con International! Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume. UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more, including over 75 pages of new materials not published before! (Artwork above)

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Street Fighter IV – Wages of Sin: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $40
Read the stories from the newest Street Fighter era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Includes all new stories and material, never-before-seen!  Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new C.Viper vs Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside!

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Street Fighter Classics Vol. 2: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60
The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2, now in a sturdy oversized hardcover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Cammy vs Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

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Street Fighter Classics Vol. 3: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition – $60.00
The UDON Street Fighter saga continues with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3, now in a sturdy oversized hard cover! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Chun-Li vs M.Bison dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden Beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s Exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!

SDCC2014_MC_PackManga Classics: Les Miserables, Pride & Prejudice Exclusive Advance Package – $50
UDON Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Ltd., is proud to preview their Manga Classics line at Comic-Con 2014! The actual books will not be in stores until the end of August, but UDON is offering a special advance package to the fans who attend Comic-Con! In the exclusive Manga Classics Advance Package, you’ll get the first two Premium Hard Cover Editions from the Manga Classics line, Manga Classics: Les Miserables and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice! Plus you’ll get exclusive bonus promotional items only available in this package, including: 2 metal bookmarks, 4 character buttons (Jean Valjean, Cosette, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy), and a special Pride & Prejudice poster featuring the Bennet sisters. All items will come in a special tote bag featuring Manga Classics: Les Miserables artwork on one side, and Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice on the other!

Comic-Con 2014 Debut Books!

 

What would a Comic-Con be without a whole bunch of BRAND NEW graphic novels and art books? UDON has got a bunch of just-released and about-to-be-released books at our booth this year!

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Hyperdimenson Neptunia + MK 2: Collected in this volume is the illustration work behind both the original Hyperdimension Neptunia and the sequel game, Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2!

MIKUCOLOR: Kei’s Hatsune Miku Illustration Works: Collecting the artwork of official Vocaloid character illustrator, KEI! Mikucolor collects KEI’s dazzling illustrations of your favorite Vocaloids like Luka, Rin & Len, and of course the supreme musical idol herself – Hatsune Miku!

SF 25: The Art of Street Fighter: The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! A 448 page behemoth of a book!

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Previewing our soon-to-launch Manga Classics line, UDON will have Manga Classics: Les Miserables, and Manga Classics: Pride & Prejudice on hand in both hard cover and soft cover editions!

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Convention Exclusive Books and Items

 

In addition to our 2014 Convention Exclusives, we are also going to have a great selection of some of our convention-exclusive Hard Cover Books, Dust Jackets, and other items! Here’s a quick list:

MM25HC_01WAREHOUSE FIND: MM25 Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works Limited Edition Blue Laser Foil Cover – The last 50 copies of the 500 copy print run will be available for sale at Comic-Con 2014. First-come, first-served, limit 3 per person. (Image right).

Calgary Comic-Con Reversible Dust Jacket for Super Street Fighter / Street Fighter Origins Akuma (Ryu vs. Akuma, Chun-Li vs. Cammy, Image Above)

2013 San Diego Comic-Con International VS. Exclusive Dust Jackets (Super Street Fighter, Street Fighter Origins Akuma, Street Fighter Classic V1)

Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Exclusive Hard Cover Edition (SOLD OUT, LAST COPIES!)

Marvel Vs. Capcom Official Complete Works – Pixel Sprite Dust Jacket Edition Soft Cover – NEW TO COMIC-CON!

Art of Darksiders Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Darksiders 2 Ltd. Ed. HC – Art of Brutal Legends Slipcase Ltd. Ed. HC – Darkstalkers Ultimate Ltd. Ed. HC – World of Warcraft Tribute Ltd. Ed. HC

Brand New Books Since Comic-Con 2013!

 

substrataCoverWe checked, and we’ve released over 30 all-new art books and graphic novels since we exhibited at Comic-Con 2013! We’re bringing a ton of brand new books, including a bunch of show debuts!

Substrata: Open World Dark Fantasy: Just released in stores! Explore the ultimate collection of game and concept artwork for a completely original Dark Fantasy new world. Featuring the work of over 80 artists froum around the world.

Dark Souls Design Works: UDON’s bestselling book almost every week this year! Featuring the artwork and design of the hit game Dark Souls!

FATE/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material: Fate/stay night is the enormously popular light novel series, anime, and video game series. UDON goes right back to the beginning with this amazing artwork collection!

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works: The Night Warriors have returned in this, the ULTIMATE collection of Darkstalkers artworks!

Ni0 Art Works: Nishi’s Alluring Figures: A brand new collection of sexy and seductive artwork from one of Japan’s favourite character artists!

Gurren Lagann Art Works: The stunning anime artwork of Gainax’s classic series Gurren Lagann is collected in this expansive volume, featuring pin-ups, illustration artwork, and much more. Fans of great anime won’t want to miss this one!

Even more new books including: 

Bravoman Volume 1 – Daisuke Moriyama Art Works: Chronicle - Disgaea 3 School of Devils Manga Volume 1 & 2 - DmC Devil May Cry: Visual Art - Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works - Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD - Haruhi Suzumiya Illustrations: Autumn & Winter, Spring & Summer - Hatsune Miku Graphics: Vocaloid Comic & Art Volume 1 - History of Sonic The Hedgehog Soft Cover Edition - Legend of Heroes: Character & Illustrations - Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 - Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works - Phantom Breaker: Official Design Works - Rage of Bahamut: Official Art Works - SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul - Street Fighter Classic Volume 2 & 3 - Wonder Momo: Battle Idol - Ys: The Art Book

Plus, a great selection of our backlist titles featuring Hatsune Miku, Street Fighter, Mega Man, Valkyria Chronicles, Super Sonico, Persona, and much, much more!

So remember, come by The UDON Booth, #4529, to get the Latest and Greatest Comic-Con Exclusives, Debut books, and much more! :D

All titles and characters TM and © their respective owners.

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UDON welcomes CAPCOM stars Ono, Fujioka to signings at San Diego Comic-Con: UDON Booth #4529

July 16th, 2014

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UDON Welcomes Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono and Monster Hunter Director Kaname Fujioka to San Diego Comic-Con: UDON Booth #4529

SF25-coverUDON Entertainment is proud to welcome two distinguished CAPCOM video game developers to their San Diego Comic-Con 2014 booth, #4529. Joining the talented UDON crew for their signings will be Street Fighter® Producer Yoshinori Ono, and Monster Hunter™ Director Kaname Fujioka.

In addition to UDON’s more than 10-year relationship with CAPCOM’s Street Fighter® franchise, UDON has also begun to publish beautiful art books from the acclaimed Monster Hunter™ series! Copies of UDON’s Street Fighter and Monster Hunter books, as well as those from many other CAPCOM franchises, will be available at the UDON booth during Comic-Con, and Ono-san and Fujioka-san will happily autograph them for fans!

Producer Yoshinori Ono, of the newly-released Ultra Street Fighter® IV and the Street Fighter game series, will be signing at the UDON booth #4529 on Thursday, July 24, from 5pm-6pm.

Director Kaname Fujioka, of Monster Hunter™ 4 Ultimate and the Monster Hunter game series, will be signing at the UDON booth #4529 on Thursday, July 24, from 6pm-7pm.

These amazing game creators will join UDON’s own crew of comic, design, and game artists in signing at the UDON booth this year! On hand for 2014 are:

Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz – Super Street Fighter, Random Veus
Preview Night: 6pm-9pm, Thu: 12-5, Fri: 3-7, Sat: 12-5, Sun: 12-5

Edwin Huang – Street Fighter series, Skullkickers
Thu: 10am-12pm, Sun: 12-2

Joe Ng – Street Fighter series, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
Thu: 10am-2pm, Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-12pm, Sun: 10am-2pm

Arnold Tsang – Street Fighter series, Blizzard Lead Concept Character Artist
Sat & Sun: 10am-12pm

Long Vo – Street Fighter series, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom™ game artist
Thu: 3-5, Fri: 12-2, Sat: 3-7, Sun: 3-5

In addition, UDON editorial staff Erik Ko, Matt Moylan, and Ash Paulsen will be on hand throughout the weekend.

So make sure to stop by the UDON booth #4529 during Comic-Con for a chance to meet or get a signature or sketch from your favorite game and comic creators!

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

Capcom, Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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UDON Announces Comic-Con 2014 Exclusives!

July 11th, 2014

logo_udonAre you headed to San Diego Comic-Con International this year? Well then, come say hi to us!

The UDON crew will be exhibiting at Comic-Con Booth #4529, and we’ve got an amazing assortment of Comic-Con exclusive editions this year! All of these items are currently exclusive to Comic-Con, but any unsold copies will be made available for sale at UDONstore.com in late August. We regret that we won’t know if any will be available for general purchase until after Comic-Con.

San Diego Comic-Con International is taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 23rd to 27th.

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UDON’S Art of Capcom: Complete Edition – Comic-Con Exclusive Version

Featuring an exclusive, original all-star cast dust jacket cover by UDON superstar Joe Ng, unique to Comic-Con International! Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600-page hardcover volume, UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the casts of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more, including over 75 pages of new materials not published before!
Price: $100.00

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Manga Classics: Les Miserables, Pride and Prejudice Exclusive Advance Package

UDON Entertainment, in association with Morpheus Publishing Ltd., is proud to preview their Manga Classics line at Comic-Con 2014! The actual books will not be in stores until the end of August, but UDON is offering a special advance package to fans who attend Comic-Con! In the exclusive Manga Classics Advance Package, you’ll get the first two Premium Hard Cover Editions from the Manga Classics line, Manga Classics: Les Miserables and Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice! Plus, you’ll get exclusive bonus promotional items only available in this package, including two (2) metal bookmarks, four (4) character buttons (Jean Valjean, Cosette, Elizabeth Bennet, and Mr. Darcy), and a special Pride and Prejudice poster featuring the Bennet sisters. All items will come in a special tote bag featuring Manga Classics: Les Miserables artwork on one side, and Manga Classics: Pride and Prejudice on the other!
Price: $50.00

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Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin – Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition

Read the stories from the new Street Fighter IV era in Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! This is the newest installment of Street Fighter Collected Editions in our new oversized hardcover format, with amazing printing and great binding that will match up on your shelves with our Street Fighter Classics, Street Fighter Origins, and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This volume collects all the stories from the Street Fighter IV 4-issue mini-series, plus a brand new story featuring Juri vs. the latest SFIV character addition – Decapre! This Comic-Con exclusive features a brand-new C. Viper vs. Dan dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden “C. Viper on the Beach” image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
Price: $40.00

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Street Fighter Classic Vol. 2: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition

The UDON Street Fighter saga fights on with Street Fighter Classic Volume 2! The stories of Street Fighter continue in this new oversized hardcover edition, with amazing printing and great binding! Plus, it will match up on your shelves with our Street Fighter Origins and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This Comic-Con exclusive features a brand-new Cammy vs. Vega dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden “Cammy on the Beach” image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
Price: $60.00

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Street Fighter Classic Vol. 3: Comic-Con Exclusive VS Special Edition

The UDON Street Fighter saga surges onward with Street Fighter Classic Volume 3! The stories of Street Fighter continue further in this new oversized hardcover edition, with amazing printing and great binding! Plus, it will match up on your shelves with our Street Fighter Origins and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This Comic-Con exclusive features a brand-new Chun-Li vs. M. Bison dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with a hidden beach image by Arnold Tsang inside! Continue your collection of UDON’s exclusive VS Edition Street Fighter hardcover graphic novels!
Price: $60.00

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Street Fighter Legends on Comixology!

July 9th, 2014

New this week on Comixology is the bundled collection for Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki! Now you can own all three Street Fighter Legends volumes for your digital devices and have them to read wherever and whenever you want!

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All Ibuki wants is a normal Japanese high school experience, but her secret ninja life follows her everywhere she goes! With deadly ninja assassins, a crazy karate girl named Makoto, and the mysterious hermit Oro all on her case, she’ll be lucky if she even makes it to lunch hour in one piece! Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki is one part ninja action, one part high school antics, and 100% nonstop excitement! Features the talents of UDON’s Jim Zub (writer) and Omar Dogan (artist), along with special guest contributions from Jo Chen, Adam Warren and more!

Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki

While you’re at it, be sure to check out the rest of the STREET FIGHTER LEGENDS volumes! Volume 1 features everyone’s favorite kick-ass schoolgirl Sakura taking on a range of Street Fighter veterans, including E. Honda, Zangief, Rainbow Mika, Karin, and the legendary Dan Hibiki! Volume 2 showcases the strongest woman in the world, Chun-Li, in an epic conflict with the evil organization Shadaloo! The full range of UDON digital titles can be found on Comixology – make sure you don’t miss out!

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UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete Edition – More info and 16 page preview!

June 4th, 2014

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After yesterday’s dynamite announcement of our newest project, UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition, we’re back today with more information and a first look at some interior artwork! 

 UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition & San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Dust Jacket Edition 

Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600+ page hardcover volume! UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more! The standard edition is a beautiful hardcover, scheduled to arrive in stores October, 2014.

Exclusive to Comic-Con International: San Diego, UDON artist Joe Ng has illustrated an amazing wrap-around dust jacket that touches on the entire Capcom universe! Created in homage to Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura’s Capcom Design Works covers, this dust jacket is sure to be a favourite of Capcom fans old and new! This edition will be available at Comic-Con International: San Diego, beginning on Preview Night, Wednesday July 23rd. See the complete wrap-around cover in the gallery below!

UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition features:

- All of the artwork from UDON’s Art of Capcom Volume 1 and 2!
- Over 75 pages of brand new material not included in previous editions!
- Material from video games: Capcom Fighting Evolution, Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, and Marvel VS Capcom (series).
- Massive, 600+ page hardcover tome!
- Comic art, toy designs, sprite artwork, game box art, tribute pieces, and so much more!
- A monument to UDON and Capcom’s decade-long partnership in creating amazing artwork!

Includes Artwork by the following amazing creators:

Adrian Alphona - Kaare Andrews - Joy Ang - Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias - Hitoshi Ariga - Jay Axer - Carlo Barberi - Mark Brooks - J. Scott Campbell - Roberto Campus - Jo Chen - Christine Choi - Alex Chung - Jeffrey Cruz - Steven Cummings - Danimation - Greg Danton - Omar Dogan - Edayan - Gala Ferriere - Ale Garza - James Ghio - Dax Gordine - Keron Grant - Espen Grundetjern - Scott Hepburn - Andrew Hou - Edwin Huang - Ben Huen - Ikeno - Judy Jong - Lou Kang - Hyung-Tae Kim - Herbert Kwan - Salvadaor Larroca - Kevin Lau - Shane Law - Alvin Lee - Mark Lee - Corey Lewis - Warren Louw - Susan Luo - Joe Madureira - Ed McGuiness - Josh Middleton – Alex Milne – Jorge Molina - Matt Moylan - Joe Ng - Dustin Nguyen - Yasuhiro Nightow - Ryan Odagawa - Saejin Oh - Charles Park - Rob Porter - Crystal Reid - Rob Ruffolo - Noi Sackda - Saka - Andy Seto - Shinkiro - Ken Siu-Chong - Hanzo Steinbach - Chris Stevens - Christina Strain - Bob Strang - Ramil Sunga - Lesean Thomas - Sigmund Torre - Arnold Tsang - Eric Vedder - Adam Vehige - Long Vo - Joe Vriens - Chad Walker - Alan Wang - Adam Warren - Emily Warren - Kevin Yan - Gary Yeung - Skottie Young - Jim Zub

KEEP READING FOR A 16 PAGE PREVIEW OF UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM: COMPLETE EDITION! 

UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete Edition - Comic-Con Exclusive Dust Jacket Edition
Release date: July 23rd, 2014
Price (U.S.): $100.00
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 600+ Pages, Color
Size: 8.25? x 11.75?

UDON’s Art of Capcom Complete Edition – Standard Edition
Release date: October 2014
Price (U.S.): $79.99
ISBN-10: 1927925231
ISBN-13: 978-1927925232
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 600+ Pages, Color
Size: 8.25? x 11.75?
Pre-Order it now: Comic Shops, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository

Announcing: UDON’s Art Of Capcom Complete Edition & Comic-Con Exclusive Edition

June 3rd, 2014

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UDON Entertainment is proud to announce its newest project, and its San Diego Comic-Con 2014 show exclusive: UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition!

Collecting over 10 years of UDON’s Capcom artwork in one epic 600+ page hardcover volume!

UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition gathers more than 80 UDON artists’ renditions of the cast of Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, Mega Man, Strider, and other classic Capcom franchises. Included are comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more!

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Exclusive to Comic-Con International: San Diego, UDON artist Joe Ng has illustrated an amazing wrap-around dust jacket that touches on the entire Capcom universe! Created in homage to Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura’s Capcom Design Works covers, this dust jacket is sure to be a favourite of Capcom fans old and new! Available at Comic-Con this July, months before the regular edition ships this fall!

UDON’s Art of Capcom: Complete Edition features:

- Includes all of the artwork from UDON’s Art of Capcom Volume 1 and 2!
- Over 75 pages of brand new material not included in previous editions!
- Includes material from video games Capcom Fighting Evolution, Super Street Fighter II HD Remix, Tatsunoko VS Capcom, and Marvel VS Capcom (series).
- Massive, 600+ page hardcover tome!
- Comic art, toy designs, sprite artwork, game box art, tribute pieces, and so much more!
- A monument to UDON and Capcom’s decade-long partnership in creating amazing artwork!

 

Includes Artwork by the following amazing creators:

Adrian Alphona - Kaare Andrews - Joy Ang - Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias - Hitoshi Ariga - Jay Axer - Carlo Barberi - Mark Brooks - J. Scott Campbell - Roberto Campus - Jo Chen - Christine Choi - Alex Chung - Jeffrey Cruz - Steven Cummings - Danimation - Greg Danton - Omar Dogan - Edayan - Gala Ferriere - Ale Garza - James Ghio - Dax Gordine - Keron Grant - Espen Grundetjern - Scott Hepburn - Andrew Hou - Edwin Huang - Ben Huen - Ikeno - Judy Jong - Lou Kang - Hyung-Tae Kim - Herbert Kwan - Salvadaor Larroca - Kevin Lau - Shane Law - Alvin Lee - Mark Lee - Corey Lewis - Warren Louw - Susan Luo - Joe Madureira - Ed McGuiness - Josh Middleton – Alex Milne – Jorge Molina - Matt Moylan - Joe Ng - Dustin Nguyen - Yasuhiro Nightow - Ryan Odagawa - Saejin Oh - Charles Park - Rob Porter - Crystal Reid - Rob Ruffolo - Noi Sackda - Saka - Andy Seto - Shinkiro - Ken Siu-Chong - Hanzo Steinbach - Chris Stevens - Christina Strain - Bob Strang - Ramil Sunga - Lesean Thomas - Sigmund Torre - Arnold Tsang - Eric Vedder - Adam Vehige - Long Vo - Joe Vriens - Chad Walker - Alan Wang - Adam Warren - Emily Warren - Kevin Yan - Gary Yeung - Skottie Young - Jim Zub

 

So we’ll see you at Comic-Con Preview Night, Wednesday July 23rd, so you can get your hands on the very first copies of UDON’S ART OF CAPCOM: COMPLETE EDITION – COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE DUST JACKET EDITION!

PRESS: For more information on this release or preview materials, contact fans@udonentertainment.com

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UDON’s Street Fighter Comics Reading Order!

June 2nd, 2014

With the forthcoming release of Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin in Hardcover, all of UDON’s Street Fighter comics will be in print in a beautiful oversized format! Since we’ve had lots of different formats over the years, we thought we would put together this handy ‘reading order’, so that you can be sure you haven’t missed out!

UDON’s Street Fighter Comics Reading Order:

1. Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: Hadoken
2. Street Fighter Classic Volume 2: Cannon Spike
3. Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher
4. Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin
5. Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation
6. Super Street Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting (Coming soon!)

SIDE STORIES:
a. Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
b. Street Fighter Legends Ultimate Edition

Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: Hadoken

1. Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: Hadoken

- Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter issues #0-10
- Contains “digest” sized collections v1, part of v2, and part of v4.
- Contains most of “Street Fighter Ultimate Edition v1″
- Includes bonus material, and the final ‘official’ order of all UDON Street Fighter chapters.
- This material also appeared online at StreetFightercomics.com
Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter Volume 1: Round One cover Street Fighter Volume 2 cover Street Fighter Volume 4: Bonus Stage cover

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2. Street Fighter Classic Volume 2: Cannon Spike

- Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter issues #11-14, & UDON’s Street Fighter II issues #0-6
- Contains “digest” sized trades: part of v2, v3, and part of v4.
- Contains the rest of “Ultimate Edition v1,” Part of “Ultimate Edition v2″
- Includes bonus material and short stories, and the final ‘official’ order of all UDON Street Fighter chapters.
- Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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3. Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher

- Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter II Turbo issues #1-12
- Contains digest-sized trades v5 & v6.
- Contains the rest of “Ultimate Edition v2″
- Includes bonus material, and the final ‘official’ order of all UDON Street Fighter chapters.
- Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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4. Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin (Coming in June)

- Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter IV issues #1-4
- Contains “digest” sized trade of Street Fighter IV.
- Includes more than 40 pages of unreprinted and brand new stories!
- First comics appearance of DeCapre (!)
- Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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Super Street Fighter Vol 1: New Generation Cover

5. Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation

- Original graphic novel, never published in issues!
- Covering the Street Fighter III and IV storyline!
- The continuation of the classic UDON Street Fighter comics!
- Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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6. Super Street Fighter Volume 2: Hyper Fighting (Coming This Fall)

- Original graphic novel, never published in issues!
- Covering the Street Fighter III and IV storyline!
- The continuation of the classic UDON Street Fighter comics!
- Coming this fall!

SIDE STORIES:

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a. Street Fighter Origins: Akuma
- Original graphic novel, never published in issues!
- Telling the origin story and fall to the dark hadou of Akuma!
- A prequel to the classic UDON Street Fighter comics!
- Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

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b. Street Fighter Legends Ultimate Edition
- Originally published as UDON’s Street Fighter Legends Sakura #1-4, Legends Chun Li #1-4, and Legends Ibuki #1-4
- Contains the “digest” sized trade paperbacks of Street Fighter Legends Sakura, Chun-Li, and Ibuki.
- All artwork by Omar Dogan, with stories by Ken SIu-Chong and Jim Zub!
- Timelines ranging between Street Fighter Zero / Street Fighter Alpha and Street Fighter III
- Buy it in print: Comic Shop Locator, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, BookDepository.com

Street Fighter Legends Volume 1: Sakura cover Street Fighter Legends: Chun-li cover Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki

 

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And finally, as a reminder, all of UDON’s in-print Street Fighter comics are available digitally through ComiXology!

Check us out at https://www.comixology.com/Udon/comics-publisher/48-0.

NOTES and ERRATA:

- The final, official reading order of the series is the one presented in Street Fighter Classic Volumes 1-3, followed by Street Fighter IV, and Super Street Fighter.

- The original comic series had back up and bonus stories that appeared in a different order than the Street Fighter Classic volumes. In addition, short stories appeared in various one-shots, special issues, and magazines, and they have been shuffled into the final order presented in Street Fighter Classic Volumes 1-3.

- This is a breakdown of how you can buy and read all of UDON’s Street Fighter comic books, not a hyper-detailed list of where each short story appeared and when. Maybe we’ll do one of those later…!

 

Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher – Now in Stores!! (13-Page Preview)

April 29th, 2014

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Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher
By Ken Siu-Chong, Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, and Various

Presenting UDON’s classic Street Fighter comics in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover collection! It’s all the pulse-pounding martial arts action of the ultimate fighting game experience, presented through spectacular anime-influenced artwork!

In Vol. 3, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, and more have finally reached the Street Fighter tournament! Some seek revenge, others aim to uncover M. Bison’s secrets, while others still are simply looking for a good fight! It’s all-out, no-holds-barred martial arts action with the fate of the world at stake!

KEEP READING FOR A HUGE 13-PAGE PREVIEW!

Collects the original Street Fighter II Turbo #1-12.

Price (U.S.): $59.99

ISBN: 1-927925-02-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-02-7

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

New: Street Fighter, SoulCalibur, DmC: Devil May Cry, Gurren Lagann

April 21st, 2014

Shipping this Wednesday to better comic book shops everywhere, four awesome new UDON books! Read on for details, and visit http://www.comicshoplocator.com/ to find a comic shop near you!

 

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Gurren Lagann Art Works

Bust through the heavens with your soul, Gurren Lagann! Featuring buxom babes, brutal beastmen, and mountainous mecha as only GAINAX can deliver, Gurren Lagann is a nonstop roller coaster of all-out anime action! Gurren Lagann Art Works collects the dynamic imagery of this landmark series, including DVD covers, magazine artwork, poster images, promotional illustrations, and more!

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-927925-07-X
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-07-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 136, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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DmC: Devil May Cry Visual Art

DmC: Devil May Cry depicts a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this new world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC: Devil May Cry Visual Art collects all the concept art behind this modern reimagining of the Devil May Cry universe and its characters. Included are key visuals, character and location designs, unused concepts, and creator commentary.

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-97-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-97-6

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher
By Ken Siu-Chong, Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz, and Various

Presenting UDON’s classic Street Fighter comics in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover collection! It’s all the pulse-pounding martial arts action of the ultimate fighting game experience, presented through spectacular anime-influenced artwork! In Vol. 3, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, and more have finally reached the Street Fighter tournament! Some seek revenge, others aim to uncover M. Bison’s secrets, while others still are simply looking for a good fight! It’s all-out, no-holds-barred martial arts action with the fate of the world at stake!

Collects the original Street Fighter II Turbo #1-12.

Price (U.S.): $59.99

ISBN: 1-927925-02-9
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-02-7

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul

Transcending history and the world, a tale of souls and swords eternally retold. SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul collects the artwork of the ultimate weapons-based fighting game – SoulCalibur V.

SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul is one of the most detailed art books UDON has ever released and is absolutely packed with series lore, as well as character designs, rough concepts, storyboards, creator commentary, character relationship charts, exclusive interviews, and more!

Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-95-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-95-2

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Look for book previews and more soon!

Check out the ULTRA STREET FIGHTER IV OPENING!

April 17th, 2014

Woo hoo! Capcom has released Ultra Street Fighter IV to arcades and Japan, and now the brand opening cinematic is now online! Check it out above. Ultra Street Fighter IV is on its way to consoles this June…!

SFIV-Vol1-CoverAs you may be aware, UDON is involved in creating some special costumes for this game. We can’t say too much more just yet, but a quick google search might turn up some of our work online… ;)

PLUS! This June, we’re releasing our new Oversized, hardcover graphic novel edition of Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin! Written by Ken Siu-Chong, with art by Joe Ng, this graphic novel is a prequel to the Street Fighter IV video game timeline, and is a must for fans of the series! Also included in this collection are rare, never-before-reprinted UDON Street Fighter bonus stories featuring the casts of Final Fight, Street Fighter III, and Street Fighter IV! Plus, EXCLUSIVE TO THIS VOLUME, an all-new Ultra Street Fighter IV story by Jim Zub and Takeshi Miyazawa featuring none other than… Decapre! Her first comic appearance!

You can pre-order Street Fighter IV: Wages of Sin HC at your local comic shop, at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and wherever great comics are sold!

 

UDON Bestseller Report for April 1st!

April 1st, 2014

With four new art books hitting stores last week, the competition for spots on the bestseller list has really heated up. Who will make the cut for the week of April 1st, 2014? Keep reading to find out!

This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke - Dark Souls Design Works remains UDON’s bestselling title for the fifth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are snapping them up! A second printing is on the way in May, for those of you who can wait that long!

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon | Buy at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Holding strong in second place is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Maybe it’s witchcraft keeping The Eyes of Bayonetta in the #3 position on our bestseller list – or maybe it’s just the outpouring of fan support for the sexy sorceress! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Dragon's Dogma ODW#4. Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works

Roaring into spot #4 is one of this week’s new releases, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works! Set in a rich world full of dangerous monsters and classic action-RPG style adventure, Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works collects the development artwork behind this expansive game, including character, creature, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.

$44.99, 312 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#5. Okami Official Complete Works

Okami Official Complete Works continues to enjoy strong fan support, claiming the last spot in our top five titles for the week! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1 is the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#7. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

Back on the list after a brief absence is Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works, one of the most-requested art books in our company’s history! Bursting with illustrations, character designs, story and development material, animation storyboards, and more! (preview)

$39.99, 176 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#8. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Everybody loves a great monster, which must be why Monster Hunter Illustrations keeps making its way into the UDON bestseller list! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Persona4Cover#9. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#10. Phantom Breakerphantom_breaker

Moving up the chart is one of UDON’s newest releases - Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Bolstered by her recent win in the first round of Rightstuff.com’s Anime Madness contest, Hatsune Miku holds her place on the bestseller list for another week! This collection features over 150 illustrations with themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble


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#12. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

Virtual idol Sonico returns to the UDON bestseller charts this week, reviving her rivalry with fellow virtual idol Hatsune Miku! The Super Sonico Picture Album collects all the best images from the Sonicomi visual novel, plus merchandise artwork, pin-ups, crossover costumes, and more!

$39.99, 160 pages, 8″ x 10″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778808
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014!

March 25th, 2014

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Fan love for Dark Souls Design Works shows no signs of slowing down as this amazing dark fantasy title claims the top spot on our bestseller list for the fourth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are buying them up! Remember that a second printing is on the way in May.

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Available at Amazon | Available at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Continuing to breathe down Dark Souls’ neck for the top spot is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Another title with strong fan support, The Eyes of Bayonetta holds steady in the #3 position on our bestseller list! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

Third time’s the charm for Okami Official Complete Works, which finishes again at #4! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Staying strong at #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Bouncing up to #6 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Persona4Cover#7. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#8. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Back in the charts are these two great collections featuring Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#10. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog

Returning to our bestseller list is The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You’ll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the “Blue Blur.” A must-have for any true Sonic fan!

$34.99, 300 pages, 9.25″ x 8.5″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-56-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Staying on the charts this week is the original Vocaloid herself, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#12. Phantom Breakerphantom_breaker

Rounding out this week’s chart is one of UDON’s newest releases - Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

UDON Bestseller Report: March 4th, 2014

March 4th, 2014

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report: a new feature letting YOU know what UDON’s hottest books are! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Topping the list for our inaugural week is Dark Souls Design Works!

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Available at Amazon | Available at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Coming in at a close second is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Rounding out this week’s top three is the long-awaited, much anticipated The Eyes of Bayonetta. This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble


#4. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#5. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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These fantastic looks at Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series continue to be top-sellers weeks after their release! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

sf_classic_2#6. Street Fighter Classic Vol. 2: Cannon Strike. Written by Ken-Siu Chong. Art by Alvin Lee & Various.

Continuing UDON’s epic new Editions of classic Street Fighter material in a brand-new oversized hardcover format! Collects Street Fighter #11-14, Street Fighter II #0-6, and bonus material. (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-84-6
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

 

Okami Official Complete Works cover#7. Okami Official Complete Works

Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#8. Monster Hunter Illustrations

UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! Don’t miss out this time around! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near youAmazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com  

Persona4Cover#9. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#10. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

The first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Persona 4 Arena Official Design Works

One of the most-requested art books in our company’s history! Bursting with illustrations, character designs, story and development material, animation storyboards, and more! (preview)

$39.99, 176 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

persona3_cover_pop#12. Persona 3 Official Design Works

Go behind the scenes of Persona 3, one of the most unique and respected RPGs ever! (preview)

$39.99, 144 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778433
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

UDON Winter/Spring 2014: Capcom Video Game Art Books

March 1st, 2014

This week, UDON will be previewing all of our Winter/Spring 2014 books! All books can be found (or pre-ordered) at Comic Book StoresBarnes and NobleAmazon.comBook Depository, and pretty much wherever awesome books are sold! Today, it’s Capcom Video Game Art Books!

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

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Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Monster Hunter Illustrations is back with a new mammoth-sized 400 page artwork collection! Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 covers all the third generation Monster Hunter games including Monster Hunter Tri 3, Monster Hunter Tri 3G, and Monster Hunter Portable 2nd, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.

Included in this collection:

- creature designs & roughs
- character designs and roughs
- armor and weapons desgins
- environment designs and paintings
- compendium of symbol designs and drawings
- commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book!

For hardcore fans, this book collects both the B&W and Colour Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive book! It completely translates every aspect of these books into English, including hand-written notes from the artists and designers!

UDON’s first Monster Hunter Illustrations collection sold out in record time, and has recently been reprinted to accommodate demand! Don’t miss out on Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! 

MONSTER HUNTER ILLUSTRATIONS 2

Available Now!
Price: $49.99
ISBN-10: 192677888X
ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Page Count: 400 Pages, Colour
Size: 11.75? x 8.25?

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Dragon’s Dogma – Official Design Works

Dragon’s Dogma is one of the newest franchises from fan-favorite game publisher Capcom, set in a rich world full of dangerous monsters and classic action-RPG style adventure. Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works collects the development artwork behind this expansive new setting, including character, creature, and weapon designs, plus rough sketches, key visuals, and plenty of creator commentary.

Dragon’s Dogma Official Design Works
Release date: March/April 2014
Price US: $44.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-92-1
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 312, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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DMC Devil May Cry Visual Art

DmC Devil May Cry depicts a duplicitous world where nothing is ever as it seems and the line between good and evil is constantly blurred. Spurred into action by the promises of a trusted relation, Dante bursts into this new world intent on revenge at any cost. DmC Devil May Cry Visual Art collects all the concept art behind this modern reimagining of the Devil May Cry universe and its characters. Included are key visuals, character & location designs, unused concepts, and creator commentary.

DMC Devil May Cry Visual Art
Release date: May 2014
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-97-6
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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SF 25: The Art of Street Fighter

The king of fighting games gets the ultimate art book with SF25: The Art of Street Fighter, collecting over 25 years of Street Fighter artwork! This 448-page behemoth of a book collects pin-ups, character designs, crossover artwork, rare concept art, and more. SF25features over 100-pages of new material, including tribute art from top Japanese artists, never-before-collected sketches and game art, and all-new interviews with the people who created the legend that is Street Fighter!

SF 25: The Art of Street Fighter
Release date: Summer 2014
Price (U.S.): $59.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-19-5
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 448, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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Check back Monday for the conclusion of our new release list!

UDON Winter/Spring 2014: Graphic Novels

February 25th, 2014

This week, UDON will be previewing all of our Winter/Spring 2014 books! All books can be found (or pre-ordered) at Comic Book Stores, Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Book Depository, and pretty much wherever awesome books are sold! First up, Comics & Graphic Novels!

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Bravoman Volume 1: Super-Unequaled Hero of Excellence

BravomanVol1_Final-6Bravoman™ Volume 1 is a 160-page hardcover graphic novel. Collecting more than 130 strips from the ultra-stretchy, monster-battling, giant robot-smashing hero’s adventures, Bravoman™ Volume 1 is also jam-packed with bonus pin-ups, rough sketches, creator commentary, and much much more! A thrilling welcome to the world of BRAVOMAN™ and a collectible yearbook for the tens of thousands of hardcore webcomics fans, Bravoman™ Volume 1 is not to be missed!

BRAVOMAN™ VOLUME 1
By Matt Moylan and Dax Gordine
Available Now!
ISBN: 978-1-926778-93-8
Price: $19.99
Size: 7.5″ wide X 8.25″ long
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 160, Color
Read online at Shiftylook.com!

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Street Fighter Classic Volume 2: Cannon Strike

StreetFighter_II_#00-5Continuing UDON’s epic new editions of classic Street Fighter material, in a BRAND NEW, OVERSIZED HARD COVER FORMAT, Street Fighter Classic Volume 2 has arrived!

In this volume, Ryu trains with both the mysterious Dhalsim and former assassin Gen as he searches for the true path of the warrior. Plus, Cammy and T.Hawk team-up against M.Bison and his army of killer Dolls! This volume collects the original Street Fighter #11-14 and Street Fighter II #0-6, plus cover art and bonus stories from some of the hottest names in comics! This sets the stage for volume 3, THE WORLD WARRIOR TOURNAMENT! Don’t miss out!

Street Fighter Classic Volume 2: Cannon Strike
Written by Ken Siu-Chong. Art by Alvin Lee, Adam Warren, Arnold Tsang, Omar Dogan, Skottie Young, and more!
Now available!
Price (U.S.): $49.99
ISBN: 1-926778-84-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-84-6
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.25″ long

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Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher

Turbo10_pg2Presenting UDON’s classic Street Fighter comics in a gorgeous, oversized hardcover! It’s all the pulse-pounding martial arts action of the ultimate fighting game experience, presented through spectacular anime-influenced artwork! In Vol.3, Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, Cammy, and more have finally reached the Street Fighter tournament! Some seek revenge, others aim to uncover M.Bison’s secrets, while others still are simply looking for a good fight! It’s all-out no-holds-barred martial arts action with the fate of the world at stake!

Collects the original Street Fighter II Turbo #1-12 and more!

Street Fighter Classic Volume 3: Psycho Crusher
Written by Ken Siu-Chong. Art by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, Corey Lewis, James Ghio.

Release date: June 2014
Price (U.S.): $54.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-02-7
Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

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Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin

SFIV04_pg1Presenting UDON’s Street Fighter IV comics, now available for the first time in oversized hardcover format! Newcomers like Crimson Viper, Rufus, Abel, and Seth battle fan favorite characters like Sakura, Dan, Akuma, and more! Collects UDON’s original Street Fighter IV #1-4, and bonus stories featuring the casts of Street Fighter III, Street Fighter IV, and Final Fight! Plus, included are rare, un-reprinted Street Fighter short stories, and an all new 6-page Ultra Street Fighter IV story created exclusively for this volume!

Street Fighter IV Volume 1: Wages of Sin HC
Written by Ken Siu-Chong, Jim Zub. Art by Joe Ng, Takeshi Miyazawa, Eric Vedder, and Various.

Release date: June 2014
Price (U.S.): $34.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-14-0
Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 152, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.25″

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Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1

Momoko was a typical Japanese teenager with dreams of becoming a famous pop idol… until an alien powersuit transformed her into the spectacular WONDER MOMO! This buxom new superhero punches, kicks, and hula hoops her way through monsters, henchmen, robots, and her most dangerous foe… the dreaded paparazzi! WONDER MOMO: BATTLE IDOL Vol.1 collects over 100 strips from the hit webcomic, plus rough concepts, bonus art, and more!

Wonder Momo: Battle Idol Volume 1
Written by Erik Ko and Jim Zub. Art by Omar Dogan.

Release date: June 2014
Price (U.S.): $19.99

ISBN: 1-927925-05-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-05-8
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 120, Color
Size: 7.5″ x 8.25″
Read online at Shiftylook.com!

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Keep reading for the rest of the week to see even more new spring releases!