IDW Comics has joined forces with Capcom and Hasbro to produce a Street Fighter x G.I. Joe series, with issue one (of six) released on February 24th. VICE has the first fight in all its glory here, ahead of it hitting retailers. And to start, here's an introduction from the comic's writer, Aubrey Sitterson.
"What do Street Fighter & G.I. Joe have in common? Though the scale varies, both franchises are all about struggle, conflict and combat. Fighting. So what better way to highlight both Street Fighter and G.I. Joe than a 16-entrant, single-elimination tournament?
"Previewed here is one of our inter-promotional match-ups, a high-octane slug-fest pitting the ninjutsu techniques of G.I. Joe's Snake Eyes against the high-tech gadgetry of Street Fighter's Crimson Viper. Also teased is something rather different – Cobra's resident femme fatale, The Baroness, will go toe-to-toe with the self-taught "kung fu" of Street Fighter's most generously proportioned martial artist, Rufus."
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Street Fighter x G.I. Joe will be available in comic shops and on digital platforms (comiXology, the IDW app, Google Play, iTunes) on Wednesday, February 24th. Don't know where your nearest comic stockist is? Use Comic Shop Locator. More information at the IDW Publishing website.