Comic Review: Street Fighter x G.I. Joe TPB (IDW)

When 2 of the most fighting fit universes meet head-to-head in the World Warrior Tournament, only 1 can be left standing! Who will it be? Okay so I might have […]

When 2 of the most fighting fit universes meet head-to-head in the World Warrior Tournament, only 1 can be left standing! Who will it be?

Okay so I might have taken that directly from the announcer of Street Fighter IV Ultra but I couldn’t have said it any better myself. As a Street Fighter fan, I feel confident in saying that these classic characters couldn’t have been displayed in their natural habitat any better. Whether it was Guile’s blinding flash kicks or Ryu’s punishing hadokens, those iconic moves were showcased as the beautiful powerhouses that they are courtesy of Emilio Laiso and Andrea Di Vito. As a G.I. JOE fan? Each and every one of our classic JOE’s shows exactly what they are made of as they are pitted against (and eventually fight beside) the world’s strongest martial artists. And with the unmatched resolve of the world’s best Military unit who has saved the world from the terrorists of the Cobra Command force time and time again, they deliver an outstanding performance in the arena that makes this a drop-dead gorgeous read with fight scenes that make me wish I could pick up a controller and play this comic like my favourite fighters. I absolutely loved this book!

Things aren’t looking good in as the eighth-finals of the World Warrior Tournament, sponsored by M.A.R.S. industries and hosted by M. Bison and Lord Destro, are set to begin. With Bison still in the tournament and Lord Destro’s prototype psycho drive feeding off of the fight energy coming out of the arena, will the anybody be able to stop M. Bison from taking over with support from the Cobra Command? Major Guile and master martial artist Ryu have a plan to bring this tournament to an end, but can the forces they are playing with be controlled? There doesn’t seem to be much of an option. No matter who wins this tournament, it seems as though the world might be the one who ends up losing.

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