It’s the comic book showdown for the ages as the Heroes in a Half Shell go head-to-head with Capcom’s Tournament Champions! Yes, fans of no-holds-barred action, hard-edged fight choreography, and unspeakably brutal finishing moves rejoice this week as IDW announces an earth-shattering combat event between two of the most iconic teams in history.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vs. Street Fighter pits our beloved reptile martial artists against the rogue fighters of Capcom’s legendary martial arts series in a competitive sparring tournament that explodes into a knockdown, drag-out brawl through the mean streets of Atlantic City. Written by Paul Allor with art by Ariel Medel and colors by Sarah Myer, the landmark five-issue miniseries will debut in May 2023 from IDW.
Here’s the summary…
Arriving in Atlantic City to compete in a prestigious fighting tournament, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles quickly run afoul of the world-famous Street Fighter™ crew…and their legendary Psycho Powered fighting forms! Both eager to show off their moves and prove their mettle in combat, the two teams instantly clash, sparking a crackling rivalry that can only be resolved with fists and steel (and maybe a Hurricane Kick or two). With tensions already maxed, the pressure mounts even further as both teams find themselves embroiled in a wave of mysterious disappearances plaguing the city. Could the tournament’s mysterious benefactor be to blame?
I don’t know about you folks, but these two franchises have taken up a lot of my childhood. Whether it was playing Street Fighter at the local arcade or at home, or being just generally obsessed with all things TMNT, this is a dream mash up! And it sounds like we’re in for a real treat here as IDW senior editor Charles Becham says, “Whether you’re a die-hard fan of both franchises or have an affinity for one or the other, this book is going to blow your mind. Paul, Ariel, and Sarah have crammed every ounce of fun into each page, and every fight will have fans biting their nails.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vs. Street Fighter #1 will be available starting in May 2023, with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, including Cover A by series artist Ariel Medel, Cover B by beloved TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, and retailer incentive editions by Vincenzo Federici.