The cast of Street Fighter has seen cameos in so many other video games and media over the years, with major collaborations happening with the likes of Fornite, SNK through the King of Fighters Allstar mobile game, and even a trek into Monster Hunter. In similar fashion, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have also made numerous appearances in outside media themselves, teaming up with the Ghostbusters, Batman, and most importantly to us, making a playable appearance in NetherRealm Studios’ Injustice 2 back in 2018.
At this point, I’m unsure which of these franchises has seen more crossovers, but the fates are bringing Street Fighter and the TMNT together (surprisingly not for the first time) for a brand new, upcoming comic book series. Comic book publisher IDW has announced a fresh miniseries entitled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Street Fighter in which iconic characters like Chun-Li, Ryu, Guile, Leonardo, Raphael, and more will be gearing up to lock horns.
Gizmodo was given a first look at the upcoming series, which will be penned by Paul Allor, have art by Ariel Medel, and colors by Sarah Myer. The first issue in the five-issues miniseries is expected to drop this May, and in this initial preview we get to see the cover art for issue #1, as well as a handful of inked pages.
The story will follow Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Jennika from IDW’s main TMNT comic book series as they head to a martial arts tournament in Atlantic City. Upon arriving at the competition, the turtles will come face-to-face with some of the iconic world warriors, with Ryu, Chun-Li, Guile, and Ken being shown so far.
As the title of the miniseries suggests, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will indeed have to do battle with the Street Fighter contenders in this tournament. As the event progresses, however, the two groups will be forced to stop their fighting and team up to investigate several mysterious disappearances.
The initial preview pages show a heated battle between US Air Force pilot Guile and sai-wielding hothead Raphael as they trade blows. Guile can be seen taking a powerful punch right to the face in the first page, and the next page includes a few panels of these contenders squaring off in a boxing ring with their fellow teammates looking on.
You can check out the cover art to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Street Fighter issue #1 below. Be sure to head over to Gizmodo, though, for the preview pages and more details about the upcoming comic book miniseries.
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