STREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA! In stores today!

September 11th, 2013

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logo_udon150 (2)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 ComicsAlliance.com!

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 http://www.comicshoplocator.com.

In addition, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma is available digitally from ComiXology. Find it and other UDON releases at http://www.comixology.com/Udon/comics-publisher/48-0.

UDON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES 6 COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES!

June 21st, 2013

Announced today, UDON Entertainment will have an amazing range of exclusive and rare new books at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International! These exciting new editions span some of our most popular licenses, including Capcom’s Mega Man and Street Fighter, and Double Fine Productions’ Brutal Legend.

After the sell-out success of Comic-Con 2012′s Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works Limited Edition HC, the UDON crew has worked hard to come up with a range of amazing editions that will debut at San Diego, and if they sell-0ut there, they’re gone for good!

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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive:

MM25: MEGA MAN & MEGA MAN X OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER

Celebrating 25 years of the Blue Bomber, MM25 is the art book that fans have been clamoring for! Weighing in at over 400 pages, this book captures the art and design behind every iteration of the classic Mega Man and Mega Man X characters, including character art, concept sketches, game covers, rare pinups, over 100 pages of material never-before-published in English! Exclusively for San Diego Comic-Con, this special edition hardcover features a beautiful deluxe blue laser foil dust jacket, and amazing hard-cover production with awesome “schematic” design. $100

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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive:

STREET FIGHTER CONVENTION EDITION “VS.” Hardcovers! 

UDON’s fan-favourite comics set in the Street Fighter universe return, with brand new stories and amazing convention-exclusive editions!

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- San Diego Comic-Con will see the debut of Street Fighter Origins: Akuma, the long-awaited origin story of the most terrifying fighter in the world! Featuring story by Chris Sarracini and art by Joe Ng, this is the book that die-hard fans have been waiting for. At SDCC, fans will be able to get the exclusive “VS.” Convention edition, featuring an awesome Akuma vs. Gouken dustjacket illustration by James Ghio, with a bonus “Sakura on the beach” image on the reverse! $40

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Start the UDON Street Fighter saga from the beginning, with Street Fighter Classic Volume 1! Collecting material from the first 10 issues of UDON’s Street Fighter series, this brand new oversized hard cover edition of the material has amazing printing, great binding, and will match up on your shelves with our new Origins and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! This Comic-Con exclusive features brand-new Ryu vs. Sagat dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden “Chun-li on the Beach” image inside! $40

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Fast forward to the all-new future of Street Fighter in Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation! Super Street Fighter moves the timeline forward to the fan-fav Street Fighter III era, but, with all of the popular Street Fighter IV characters included for the first time! Exclusive to Comic-Con International, this limited edition features a brand new Guile vs. Juri dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden “Juri on the Beach” image inside, and can be signed by UDON artists during the convention! $60

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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive: 

THE ART OF BRUTAL LEGEND: HEAVY METAL SLIPCASE EDITION

More Metal than Metal, this stunning tome of concept art and design work from the Double Fine Studios game Brutal Legend is guaranteed to blow art book fans away! The Comic-Con International Limited Edition features an exclusive heavy-duty silver metallic slip case, perfect to protect this collectible item no matter how much head-banging it inspires! Truly awesome! $80

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San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive:

WORLD OF WARCRAFT TRIBUTE: LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER

UDON Entertainment’s new World of Warcraft Tribute artbook pays homage to Blizzard’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with fantastic artwork from an international selection of artists! The hardcover edition is a Comic-Con exclusive and features a great hardcover binding, gold foil stamping, and stunning exclusive artwork by Blizzard’s own Arnold Tsang, who will be signing at the UDON booth during the convention! $100.00

Keep checking this page for more updates on UDON’s plans for San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

Read STREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA, Chapter 1, online at Comics Alliance!

June 13th, 2013

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Street Fighter fans! You’ve been begging for a preview of UDON’s long, long, LONG-awaited STREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA original graphic novel, and it’s here! You can read the complete first chapter of this amazing new graphic novel online now, at ComicsAlliance.com!

UDON Diamond Comics Solicitations: JUN13 for August 2013 and beyond

May 30th, 2013

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Diamond Comics PREVIEWS Catalog
For items shipping beginning in August 2013
Find a comic store near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/

akuma_origins_coverSTREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA HC
(W) Chris Sarracini (A/CA) Joe Ng
He is 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. He is Akuma – Master of the Fist, wielder of the Dark Hado. But he was not always trapped on the path of chaos.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 a mad demon.
HC, 8×11, 128pgs, FC $34.95
Projected release date: August 2013


disgaea_school_of_devils_2_diamondversDISGAEA 3: SCHOOL OF DEVILS VOLUME 2 SC
(W/A/CA) Shin Sasaki
A well-behaved demon is no demon at all! As Mao’s stolen “Hero” title continues to turn him from the schoolyard bad boy into a goody two-shoes, he hatches a new scheme to defeat his overlord Father and rule the Netherworld! But will Evil Academy senior student Salvatore take Mao out before his plans come to fruition?
SC, 6×8, 192pgs, FC $14.95
Projected release date: August 2013


MM25_cover_diamondversMM25: MEGA MAN & MEGA MAN X OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS
(W/CA) Capcom (A) Keiji Inafune, Hayato Kaji, Various
At over 430 pages, MM25 is the ultimate Mega Man artwork collection! MM25 collects the complete artwork behind every Mega Man and Mega Man X game, including character art, concept sketches, game covers, rare pinups and much more. This new hardcover edition also features over 100 pages of never-before-published material, plus new tribute art and interviews from the creators behind the blue bomber!
Please note: Diamond erroniously listed this as a hard cover. This is a soft cover book, but there will be a convention-exclusive hard cover released this summer.
SC, 8×12, 432pgs, FC $59.99
Projected release date: August 2013


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Find these UDON Books and many more at your local comic store, beginning in May 2013! Find a comic shop near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com/.