In August 2003, UDON Entertainment made its first foray into publishing with the release of Street Fighter #0. The 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.
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!