Comic company IDW Publishing has just announced a five-issue series that will see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And Street Fighter come together in a graphic novel for the first time (thanks, AIPT).
Penned by Paul Allor, with art by Ariel Medel and colours by Sarah Myer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Vs. Street Fighter will see the two groups clash in a fighting tournament that is not all it seems.
There will be multiple cover variants available, including a cover by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.
IDW senior editor Charles Beacham is pretty pleased about the news, as you can see:
“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. But it doesn’t stop there. As the TMNT face off against Street Fighter legends to prove who’s truly the best at kicking butt, both teams will learn there’s something more nefarious afoot. We at IDW are incredibly stoked to partner with Capcom to bring two of the most popular fighting teams together in this massive matchup!”
Here's what writer Paul Allor had to say about the news:
“It feels amazing to bring these iconic brands together. I grew up with all these characters, though in very different ways—watching TMNT cartoons on Saturday mornings, and then a few years later, desperately smashing buttons while being absolutely destroyed at Street Fighter™ II. Readers are going to have so much fun watching these characters come together as they face an enormous threat to both teams, from Mikey and Chun-Li’s unlikely bond to Raph and Guile’s rivalry and mutual—but very grudging—respect. This book has it all: humor, danger, a massive number of twists and turns, and a ton of amazing, brutal, over-the-top, bonkers fight scenes! It’s gonna be a blast.”
The series will make its debut in May 2023.