Just in time for next month’s San Diego Comic-Con, UDON presents Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works, 192 pages of art from every collaboration between the comics company and the Street Fighter people, from the Punisher arcade game to Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.
This comprehensive tome, due out in November in softcover format, is a comprehensive art history of everything Marvel’s done with Capcom since the beginning of time. The Punisher, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men Vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3; when UDON says comprehensive, they mean comprehensive.
The art book people worked closely with Capcom creative head Shoei Okano, scouring the game-makers’ archive for rare high-resolution artwork from beyond the edges of time (1993) to the present. The book’s got design sketches, concept art, promotional work — it’s even got bios for every character that’s ever raised a fist, foot or fireball in cross-continuity battle.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works debuts next month in limited edition $US100 hardcover format at San Diego Comic-Con. I’ll be there to bathe it in saliva.