Marvel vs. Capcom Official Complete Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works

mvcocw-032There are only a few books that have come along in our 10 year career that have made us as excited as Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works. Taking over five years to put together, this original UDON production has no Japanese counterpart, and was sourced and assembled by us (with the help of the good folks at Capcom and Marvel, of course). Containing rare and never-before-seen artworks from all of Marvel’s and Capcom’s game collaborations, this book was met with thunderous support from the entire gaming community.

As UDON’s founder and Editor-in-Chief Erik Ko stated: “This book means a lot to us. It was back 10 years ago that Joe Quesada at Marvel Comics gave UDON our first freelance job, and kick-started our creative services department. Then just a few years later, we became our own publisher, working closely with Capcom to publish original Street Fighter® comics! Being able to publish a book containing amazing work from both Marvel and Capcom is like a big ‘thank you’ from us to the folks who helped make us what we are today. Thank you Marvel, thank you Capcom!”

Debuting at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive hard cover edition featuring wrap-around artwork from Alvin Lee and Genzoman, the book sold out on Thursday–the first full day of the show! Picked as one of the must-have books of Comic-Con, fans ran into the exhibit hall first thing every morning to get one of the few copies we’d held back for daily sales… one guy even hid in the washroom! The few remaining copies of this print run continued to make a splash at PAX PRIME in September, and in UDON’s online store… just in time for the soft cover version to appear!

As a reminder, this book features include:

  • An original art book compiled by UDON, with no Japanese counterpart!
  • Includes all of the promotional artwork, a complete art archive of all Marvel vs. Capcom character drawings, and rare, never-before-seen artwork, sketches, and bonus material!
  • Contains artwork from the Capcom games The Punisher, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men VS Street Fighter™, Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter™, Marvel VS Capcom, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Marvel VS Capcom 3, and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3!
  • Includes 17 new illustrations exclusive to this book!

If you’re one of the few game fans that hasn’t picked up a copy yet, check out the huge preview below, and then rush out to pick up Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works

Hardcover Edition
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.75” x 12”
Price (U.S.): $100.00
Buy at UDONstore.com

Softcover Edition
ISBN: 1-926778-49-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-926778-49-5
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Price (U.S.): $44.99

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Marvel vs. Capcom Origins on PSN and XBLA now!

MVCHey Marvel vs. Capcom fans! Go back to the origins of this fantastic series of fighting games with Marvel. vs. Capcom Origins, a new downloadable title on PlayStation Network and X-Box Live Arcade! Marvel vs. Capcom Origins includes home versions of the original Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom arcade games… which are coincidentally covered in our very own, recently released, Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works art book!

The timing is perfect. Just as Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works starts to make you nostalgic for long hours spent in arcades, feeding quarters into the Capcom Vs. games, those very same classic games are immediately available for download to play again!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works is available in select comic shops, and is now shipping from online retailers. You can also still get copies of our incredibly hard-to-get Limited Edition Hard Cover at Udonstore.com.

– Chris, UDON
Trailer courtesy of Joystiq.

 

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works Now In-Stores!

MARVEL VS. CAPCOM®: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS

 Two Titanic Universes Collide In This Spectacular New Artbook!

SOFT COVER EDITION NOW AVAILABLE

TORONTO, CANADA: An amazing collection nearly 20 years in the making, UDON Entertainment proudly announces that Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works is now available! This is a brand-new art book collecting all of the official artwork, sketches, and bonus material from all of Marvel and Capcom’s video game collaborations—from 1993’s The Punisher arcade game right up to 2012’s smash-hit Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the PLAYSTATION 3, PSP, and X-BOX 360 platforms!

Compiled by UDON with the help of Capcom and Marvel, this is the first time this material has ever been collected in one place — on either side of the Pacific! Weighing in at nearly 200 pages, Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works has been a labour of love for the UDON production team. Working closely with Capcom creative head Shoei Okano, UDON has dug deep through CAPCOM’s archives to find extremely rare high-resolution art and materials to put together for this project — no easy task considering no Marvel vs. Capcomart book was ever printed in Japan!

Includes stunning artworks by Akiman, Bengus, Shinkiro, Joe Madureira, Adi Granov, and more! Complementing the classic pieces are an all-new gallery of stunning Marvel vs. Capcom illustrations by comics superstars including Joe Ng, Long Vo, Chamba, Adam Warren, and Takeshi Miyazawa!

“This book means a lot to UDON,” says Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Erik Ko. “It was back 10 years ago that Joe Quesada at Marvel Comics gave UDON our first freelance job, and kick-started our creative services department. Then just a few years later, we became our own publisher, working closely with Capcom to publish original Street Fighter® comics! Being able to publish a book containing amazing work from both Marvel and Capcom is like a big ‘thank you’ from us to the folks who helped make us what we are today. Thank you Marvel, thank you Capcom!”

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works is now available in selected retail outlets! 

Comic Book Shops: Advance copies arrived in comic book specialty stores last week, thanks to an emergency solicitation this summer! Immediate reorders are available under the code MAY128056. Orders placed in the September Previews (due this Thursday!) should ship in early-to-mid October.

Amazon.com: MVC:OCW is now in-stock and shipping from Amazon.com!

Other Online retail: MVC:OCW is also in-stock from Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, Chapters/Indigo, and Books-A-Million!

THE UDON STORE: The softcover edition, and a very few copies of the limited edition hard cover, are currently available at Udonstore.com.

Key Features:
– This is an original art book compiled by UDON, with no Japanese counterpart!
– Includes all of the promotional artwork, a complete art archive of all Marvel vs. Capcom character drawings, and rare, never-before-seen artwork, sketches, and bonus material!
– Contains artwork from the Capcom games The Punisher, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men VS Street Fighter™, Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter™, Marvel VS Capcom, Marvel VS Capcom 2, Marvel VS Capcom 3, and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3!
– Includes 17 new illustrations exclusive to this book!

This is the book that fighting game fans have dreamed of, since The Punisher and Nick Fury first picked up their guns, since Captain America raised his shield against Ryu`s hadoken! No fan of Marvel Comics, no fan of Capcom’s universe, no fan of videogames will want to be without Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works

Softcover Edition

ISBN: 1-926778-49-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-926778-49-5
Diamond: MAY128056
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Price (U.S.): $44.99

 

UDON Taskmaster costume available for Ultimate MvC3!

Presenting UDON Taskmaster – now available as part of the Weapon Expert downloadable costume pack for Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3!

This version of the mercenary master of all weapons was created for the 2002 Taskmaster 4-issue mini-series UDON produced for Marvel Comics. He also appeared as a supporting character in the  Agent X & Deapool series, which teamed up UDON with superstar writer Gail Simone.

 

The Weapon Expert pack also includes new costumes for:

Trish – “Gloria” alt costume
Hawkeye – “Ronin” alt costume
Zero – “X” alt costume (hotly anticipated by Mega Man fans!) 

And if you haven’t already picked up this great Capcom game:

Order ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 for Xbox 360

Order ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 for Playstation 3