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Supreme Convoy
06-24-2008, 04:07 PM
While browsing around a used book store, they had a stack of old comics including Malibu's "adaptation" of Street Fighter II (http://www.4thletter.net/2006/09/malibus-street-fighter-comic-here-comes-an-old-challenger/). It really did bring back memories on reading comics in the early 90s...

When I was a kid, I bought Street Fighter #3. I thought it was neat to have a comic based on Street Fighter but years later it really was lame.

Even then, I kinda knew it was lame to have "The Ferret" guest starring. (They couldn't get Prime???)
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/LaughingSombrero/sfcover3.jpg

I also remember flipping through #2 in stores where Sagat scalps Ken. Then Sagat put the scalp in a box and sent it to Ryu, which disturbed me.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y140/LaughingSombrero/sfoldestfriend.jpg

Capcom told Malibu to stop publishing their book because of their bizarre direction. #3 included descriptions on future story lines including Ken surviving attack but wanders America bald and has amnesia.

Come to think of it... I should go back to the store and buy #1 and #2 to complete this bizarre run in comics.

Joe Kalicki
06-24-2008, 04:09 PM
Yeah, it was somethin' else all right.

Whip
06-24-2008, 04:14 PM
I remember them being awful. Sagat scalping Ken...and then sending Ken's scalp to Ryu in a box.

Mind you, canonically, Ryu is a homeless vagabond. Let that sink in.

We have a few of those in one of our boxes...

I prefered the Viz ones, bad translation and all.

Nick Spencer
06-24-2008, 04:17 PM
That was AWESOME.

Evil Twin Street Fighters?

Good Vega?

Blanca reading The Times?

We was robbed.

DAVE
06-24-2008, 04:18 PM
I really thought they were great. The art was terrific and Malibu's colors were awesome. Of course, I was 14.

Supreme Convoy
06-24-2008, 04:21 PM
WHAT'S IN THE BOX???

While reading more about this series, someone posted the entire first issue up (http://www.destructoid.com/elephant/photo-m.phtml?post_key=72646&photo_key=32690). Fantastic.

DAVE
06-24-2008, 04:24 PM
WHAT'S IN THE BOX???

While reading more about this series, someone posted the entire first issue up (http://www.destructoid.com/elephant/photo-m.phtml?post_key=72646&photo_key=32690). Fantastic.

I'm confirming:Still awesome.

Petey Parker
06-24-2008, 04:29 PM
I remember the artwork being decent. From what I remember Capcom wasn't happy with the series which is why it was canceled so quickly. I still have the issues somewhere. I remember the last issue (issue 3 I think) giving a synopsis of what would have happened had the series continued. Only thing I remember was that Ken was still alive and would come back bald.

Joe Kalicki
06-24-2008, 04:31 PM
The Mortal Kombat comics could've been better too.

Nick Spencer
06-24-2008, 04:31 PM
WHAT'S IN THE BOX???

While reading more about this series, someone posted the entire first issue up (http://www.destructoid.com/elephant/photo-m.phtml?post_key=72646&photo_key=32690). Fantastic.

Oh man... don't let Thom see that lettering! :)

Petey Parker
06-24-2008, 04:33 PM
The Mortal Kombat comics could've been better too.

I have all of those as well. They were better than the Street Fighter book at least.

Whip
06-24-2008, 04:33 PM
This makes the Killer Instinct comics look like The Watchmen.

Joe Kalicki
06-24-2008, 04:34 PM
I have all of those as well. They were better than the Street Fighter book at least.

It's a better mythology.

Petey Parker
06-24-2008, 04:36 PM
This makes the Killer Instinct comics look like The Watchmen.

I have all of those too :surrend:

I used to get every video game comic.

Whip
06-24-2008, 04:37 PM
I have all of those too :surrend:

I used to get every video game comic.


I had 'em. Don't know what happened to them...

I remember Jago kinda flirting with Orchid in the beginning but then...turns out, they're brother and sister.

Petey Parker
06-24-2008, 04:41 PM
I had 'em. Don't know what happened to them...

I remember Jago kinda flirting with Orchid in the beginning but then...turns out, they're brother and sister.

I really don't remember anything about them. Its been years since I even looked at them. I vaguely remember the Killer Instinct tournament was a TV show or something but that's about it.

Supreme Convoy
06-24-2008, 04:42 PM
The Mortal Kombat comics could've been better too.

I bought Mortal Kombat II #1 as a kid as well. I thought that was much better than the Street Fighter comic.

And that had fantastic coloring. I think that's when I noticed digital coloring and glossy paper.

Supreme Convoy
06-24-2008, 05:03 PM
LoL, I just checked out the other links in the blog.

The 3D ride of Street Fighter is insanely bad... Bison is 20 feet tall, rules an underground city called Bisonopolis, and Ryu & Ken defeat him by launching a massive hadoken into his balls.

Though I always loved the GI Joe Street Fighter figures.

Joe Kalicki
06-24-2008, 05:06 PM
Though I always loved the GI Joe Street Fighter figures.

I like how they were in GI Joe continuity.

Skatonic10
06-24-2008, 05:22 PM
Wait. How has this not been posted yet?

http://www.4thletter.net/sfmk/sfcover2.jpg

Joe Kalicki
06-24-2008, 05:23 PM
Wait. How has this not been posted yet?

http://www.4thletter.net/sfmk/sfcover2.jpg

There were two red exes in the first post.

DAVE
06-24-2008, 06:28 PM
This makes the Killer Instinct comics look like The Watchmen.

Oh!!!!
It makes Fatal Fury IV look like Sandman!!!

Whip
06-24-2008, 06:30 PM
Oh!!!!
It makes Fatal Fury IV look like Sandman!!!

:p There is no Fatal Fury IV!!

DAVE
06-24-2008, 06:30 PM
The Mortal Kombat comics could've been better too.


I have all of those as well. They were better than the Street Fighter book at least.

Holy Shit! I remember those too! You guys are taking me down memory lane here, I didn't even remember those at first!

DAVE
06-24-2008, 06:33 PM
:p There is no Fatal Fury IV!!

:lol: It makes Dark Stalkers 2 look like Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four!!!

Whip
06-24-2008, 06:38 PM
:lol: It makes Dark Stalkers 2 look like Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four!!!

Much better. ;)

And dammit, now I feel like hunting these down now.