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These ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' comic books are provided by the U.S. / Canada writer / artist collective UDON. This is the second time the series has been adapted into comic book form, with the first being [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsStreetFighter the three issue run by Malibu Comics.]]

Started in 2005, the book mostly chronicles Ryu and his path of a true fighter, plus Guile and Chun-Li's operation to bring down Shadowloo and its head, M. Bison. The story cuts to other fighters along the way who either interact directly with Ryu, get caught up in the military investigation, or are working for or have gained the ire of Shadowloo. The series was originally published by Creator/{{Image}} before moving to Devil's Due Publishing, but eventually UDON started self-publishing the whole thing.

Here the rundown of the series:

'''Main Series'''
* ''Street Fighter'': Based on ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha''. Chronicles Ryu's travels with his pupil Sakura, Guile and Chun-Li's efforts to track down M. Bison, and Cammy's defection from Shadowloo. 15 issues.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'': Follows the first half of the original game as Ryu goes to search for Akuma. 7 issues.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII: Turbo'': The later half which features the tournament held by M. Bison. Closes out the "II" series. 13 issues.
* ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIV'': A mini series that doesn't fully follow the game; it features a story in which SIN kidnaps several Street Fighters for experimentation. Crimson Viper, Abel, and Seth are the central focus of this story arc with some glances at other characters of the game. Also includes a sneak preview of Juri from ''Super Street Fighter IV''. 4 issues, plus a limited-edition #0 tie-in.
* ''Super Street Fighter'': Two volume series that follows ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII''; Gill and the Illuminati make their move, Alex is introduced and Ryu is captured.
* ''Street Fighter Unlimited'': Continues on from ''Super Street Fighter'' as Gill's influence grows, Guile and Cammy find themselves trying to dig up dirt on the Illuminati after Chun-Li goes missing, and Ryu struggles with his inner demons after experiencing the Dark Hadou from the previous incident.

At the end of most of the issues (mostly those in Turbo) are short stories involving characters from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' and ''VideoGame/FinalFight''.

'''Legends / Origins series'''

Comics that focus on one specific character. There are only four series so far.
* ''Street Fighter Legends: Sakura'': Focus on Sakura and her exploits. The first two issues follow her as she trains and help R. Mika against Zangief. The last few find her against her rival Karin, who goes to almost ridiculous lengths to try and beat Sakura. Features characters from ''VideoGame/RivalSchools''.
* ''Street Fighter Legends: Chun-Li'': Centers on Chun-Li and her early days in the police academy. Features Dan and his father Go and their encounter with Sagat.
* ''Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki'': Starring Ibuki from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterIII'' as she tries to live a double life as a ninja of her clan and a regular high school girl. Also features Makoto and Elena from the same game.
* ''Street Fighter Origins: Akuma'': Showcases Akuma's (and Gouken's) past, his rise on being a fighter and ultimately, his StartOfDarkness.
* ''Street Fighter V: The Life and Death(s) of Charlie Nash'': UDON's first ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV''-related piece of material, chronicles the circumstances of Charlie's revival after the first series and the Illuminati's influence over said event.

In 2016, it got into a crossover with ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'' where Shadowloo teams up with COBRA to take over the world and of course the heroes of the Street Fighter-verse partner with the Joes to stop them. All of the conveniently taking place within a tournament. Creator/IDWPublishing however was in charge of that one and it has no bearing on this series.

As of July 2015, the early main series comics are [[http://www.streetfightercomics.com/ viewable for free online]], hosted by Website/{{Hiveworks}}.

The series provides the following tropes:

* AbusiveParents: Juri's. Or at least her mother. [[spoiler: Her dad is genuinely distraught after Juri is shot in the face, and can be seen screaming in anguish before she loses consciousness]].
* AdaptationExpansion:
** Lots. For example, Sakura's lack of appearances between Street Fighter Alpha III and Street Fighter IV are shown to be because she's in high school. [[spoiler: Although AFTER she graduates, it's outright stated she's Ryu's student full time. It takes Bison (really Twelve doing X.C.O.P.Y.) and Urien tag teaming her and Ryu to change the situation ForTheWorst...]]
** Likewise, the comics also explain why so many of the new characters introduced in the Street Fighter Alpha games ({{Prequel}}s to Street Fighter II) weren't in the original Street Fighter II games. It turns out that a number of Alpha characters like Rainbow Mika and Rolento tried out for the tournament, but were all eliminated in the preliminary qualifying matches.
* AfroAssKicker: One of the people Crimson Viper kidnaps for S.I.N. is a female martial artist with a huge afro. We never see her in action, but she's apparently a skilled enough fighter that she ended up on S.I.N.'s radar.
* AlliterativeName: Besides Cammy White and Keith Wolfman, everyone in Delta Red. Lita Luwanda, Matthew [=McCoy=], and George Ginzu.
* AllLovingHero: Elena tries to befriend everyone, including Makoto, who is visibly hostile towards her.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: Plenty, but Akuma takes the cake.
* TheAtoner: Cammy to Chun-Li in this version after she's freed from Bison's control. It was she who [[spoiler: (supposedly)]] murdered her father.
* AxCrazy: Vega who gains the largest body count of a single character in the series, including Gen.
* BigEater: Ryu, much to Sakura's surprise.
--> A true martial artist takes on his meal just as he would an opponent -- with focus and drive.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Cammy and Charlie at the start of the series, and Blanka and Dee Jay later on. Ken, E. Honda, and T. Hawk near the end of ''II Turbo''.
* BreakTheCutie: After Ryu is kidnapped, Sakura [[spoiler: willingly gives in to the Satsui no Hado]] just to bring him back. Think about that for a moment.
* BroadStrokes / PragmaticAdaptation: The comics adapt the basic plot of the various games, but certain events and character introductions are changed or moved to tell a more coherent story.
** The comics also attempt to account for certain events left unexplained in the video game canon, such as why almost none of the characters from the prequel ''VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha'' games were present in the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' series (which was produced long before ''Alpha'' but chronologically takes place later).
* CallBack: In Super Street Fighter Volume 1, the final panel is a remake of the box art for Street Fighter Alpha 2, except [[spoiler: Sakura is in Ryu's place and the sky is red, with Sakura seemingly about to make a DealWithTheDevil...]]
* TheCameo: In issue 9 of the Street Fighter II comic, [[VideoGame/MegaMan Dr. Wily]] makes an appearance.
** Allen Snider from ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' makes a background appearance as one of the spectators in a fight between Ryu and Charlie.
** Franchise/LupinIII appears in issue 2 of ''Turbo II''.
** In Haggar's fight with Zangief, there are many other ''VideoGame/SaturdayNightSlamMasters'' characters in the audience.
** Q, Rufus, [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Demitri]] and a few others can be seen in the audience if one looks closely.
** Skullomania from the ''VideoGame/StreetFighterEX'' series can briefly be seen watching Sakura meditate in issue #3 of her mini-series.
** Damnd and some Mad Gear {{mooks}} show up and make trouble in a restaurant in ''New Generation''.
** In ''New Generation'', {{Shapeshifter}} Twelve briefly transforms into Mike, Joe, Eagle, and Lee from the original 1987 ''[[VideoGame/StreetFighterI Street Fighter]]'' game, as well as Maki from ''VideoGame/FinalFight 2''.
* CanonForeigner: Gibson, Guile's GirlFriday.
* CaptainErsatz: Fei Long faces off against stand-ins of Iron Monkey, the Drunken Master, the Master of the Flying Guillotine, and other classic kung fu movie characters, while Chun-Li contends with human versions of [[WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda the Furious Five]].
* CerebusRetcon: The death of Dan's father in ''Legends: Chun-Li''.
** Sakura is shown several times communicating and taking BusmanHoliday trips with Ryu.
* CloningBlues: The case of Cammy, especially when she find out what's behind the mask of Decapre (one of Bison's dolls).
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Zangief and E. Honda face this in the Japanese eliminatory of the tournament, just for Vega's amusement.
* {{Crossover}}:
** In 2015, UDON and Creator/{{Capcom}} participated in the second Archie ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog and ComicBook/MegaMan CrisisCrossover, ''[[ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehogMegaManWorldsUnite Worlds Unite]]''. Street Fighter characters (namely Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Guile, M. Bison, Balrog and Vega) joined in the battle against [[VideoGame/MegaManX Sigma]].
** In 2016, they crossovered with ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe''.
* CurbStompBattle: Gill vs Dark Ryu and Oni. His power is so grand that he instantly forces the two to revert to normal without a scratch on him.
* DamselOutOfDistress: Proving herself to be something of a BadassBureaucrat, Gibson manages to free herself after being kidnapped by Shadowloo, and then survives diving out of a Helicopter [[SoftWater and into the San Francisco Bay]].
* DarkerAndEdgier: Chun-Li's ''Legends'' series. Go Hibiki's death is particularly harsh.
* ADayInTheLimelight: The ''Legends'' series.
* DistaffCounterpart: Sean to Sakura.
* DittoFighter: Twelve, as in the games. In this case, he seems to be capable of copying moves only if he's seen them before -- when he fights Dhalsim, he has the moves of characters from the original ''Street Fighter'', namely Eagle, Joe, Mike, and Lee. After he "loses", he acquires Dhalsim's moves.
* DoomedHometown: M. Bison nukes Rose's village.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Despite being a merciless killer throughout much of his life, Gen stops short from killing Chun Li after she witnessed him killing an assassin. The moment serves as Gen's turning point for his character.
** Crimson Viper is more than willing to assault and capture innocent people while working undercover in S.I.N., but experiences a crisis of conscience after she kidnaps Sakura and realizes that the teenager will be tortured and possibly killed due to her connection with the Satsui no Hado.
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: The Four Kings and Guile, Ken, Ryu and Chun Li find they've been invited to an island with an evil clone of Bison... And seven other clones as well. Leads to all of them [[MirrorMatch fighting their EvilTwin]], though in one move, Ryu and Bison do a SwitchOutMove that lead to each man trouncing the other's clones.]]
* FacepalmOfDoom: Bison holds Charlie this way in the first issue.
* GenkiGirl: Elena.
* HonorBeforeReason: A short story in the 2014 Free Comic Book Day special shows a young Akuma being offered a lucrative gig in an underground fight club. When Akuma states that there's no honor in such a thing, the club's owner tells him that the Japanese notion of honor is outdated and useless in the capitalistic, post-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII world they live in. Akuma initially accepts the offer, but throws it all away when he kills his opponent in disgust and storms off.
* IJustWantToBeSpecial: In ''Street Fighter Legends: Ibuki'', the main character's best friend Sarai refuses to speak to her after she notices her hanging around with Elena (a capoeira expert from Kenya) and Makoto (a karate master from Japan). When they reconcile months later, Sarai confesses her reasons for abandoning her friend:
-->'''Sarai''': I'm not a ninja, or a karate champ or a six foot tall Amazon princess. I'm just a regular girl. You get to be someone special and I don't.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Dan Hibiki falls straight into this as his DayInTheLimelight story in Hyper Fighting shows. He might be an arrogant braggart with delusions of grandeur, but his training revolves around helping people, from getting a kid his stolen bike back, to helping people in an old folk's home enjoy a day out. He also constantly tries to help people avoid becoming consumed by revenge, a sign of his CharacterDevelopment.
* LatexPerfection: Juni poses as Guile's secretary in II using an impeccable mask. The only [[SpottingTheThread tip off that something is amiss]] is the fact that she forgot to take the real secretary's glasses after leaving her BoundAndGagged (luckily for her, Guile thinks she's wearing lenses).
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: One of the kidnapped fighters in IV looks like [[Franchise/MortalKombat Reptile]], save for his mask being grey a la [[Film/MortalKombat the movie]].
** The rapper Dee Jay is shown collaborating with in the beginning of ''New Generation'' looks suspiciously like Music/KanyeWest.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: Happens more often then not.
* LighterAndSofter: The comic book series, for the most part, is a light-hearted adaptation of the series.
* MythologyGag: Plenty, the UDON crew really did their homework with this one. Many characters from the oft forgotten first game make appearances as well as [[{{Expy}} Expies]] of original characters from the [[WesternAnimation/StreetFighter animated series]] and the various manga.
** To mention a few examples, Charlie [[spoiler: {{b|rainwashedAndCrazy}}ecomes [[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom Shadow]]]]... Temporarily.
** Chun-Li's father is modeled after Dorai, her father in Anime/StreetFighterIIV.
** The place where Ryu goes to meet Dhalsim in India is the very stage from the VideoGame/StreetFighterII game!
*** Ryu going to learn from Dhalsim is, in itself, a nod to Street Fighter II V, where Ryu and Ken go to India to learn about the Hadou from Dhalsim.
** A few of the Street Fighter III titles such as Second Impact or Third Strike are mentioned in dialogue.
** Cammy's simulation test [[spoiler: after she returned to Shadowloo]] is very reminiscent of her introduction in the VideoGame/StreetFighterII [[Anime/StreetFighterIITheAnimatedMovie animated movie]]. [[spoiler: Cammy's target has a resemblance to [[TakeThat George W. Bush]].]]
** During the ''Legends: Sakura'' mini-series, Dan has a vivid nightmare where he and Sakura battle each other in what turns out to be a DarkerAndEdgier / SeriousBusiness version of ''Puzzle Fighter II''.
** Sakura eventually [[spoiler: becomes consumed by the Satsui no Hado and transforms into Dark Sakura]], much like in the non-canonical ''VideoGame/MarvelSuperheroesVsStreetFighter'' game.
** When Juri confronts [[spoiler: who she thinks is Bison]] over her parent's death. She remarks that he wouldn't remember and that it was [[ButForMeItWasTuesday "Just another ordinary]] [[Film/StreetFighter Tuesday]]."
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: A large part of Cammy's eventual freedom from her brainwashing stems from Vega actively reprogramming her twice. Largely because he feels that beautiful people such as him and Cammy shouldn't have that done to them and partly because [[SpannerInTheWorks he just likes screwing around with Bison's plans]].
* ProWrestlingIsReal: This series has it both ways; R. Mika's actual wrestling matches (i.e., the stuff that happens off panel) are scripted, while Zangief is baffled by the concept and has never heard of such a thing before. This has roots in SF canon; the series takes place in the same world as the Saturday Night Slam Masters games. Not only is wrestling real, but Zangief's old sparring partner Biff Slamkovich is upset that some people think it isn't.
* RemovingTheRival: It's mentioned in passing that all of the other men and women who entered the hot dog eating contest Karin and Sakura had signed up for had mysteriously dropped out the day before the competition. It's heavily implied Karin paid off all of them to make sure the contest came down to her and Sakura.
* ReverseMole: Cammy in II Turbo for the heroes side, [[spoiler: thanks to [[NiceJobFixingItVillain Vega's intervention]]]].
** Ditto for Crimson Viper in IV.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: After kidnapping Sakura and a number of other fighters while undercover, Crimson Viper blows her cover and frees the hostages before they can be tortured and disposed of.
* SeriousBusiness: {{Lampshaded}} in the third issue of the ''Sakura'' mini-series. A news crew arrives on the scene to cover Sakura's battle with Karin, and the anchor is shown sighing and bemoaning how slow the news day must be for the station to ask them to cover a brawl between two teenagers.
* ShotgunWedding: The "marry-the-girl-you-knocked-up" variant is mentioned by Ken when he mentions to Ryu that Eliza's pregnant in #6 of the original series:
--> We've been engaged, like, forever. Being parents one day... I just hope her dad doesn't whip out the shotgun when I come back...
* ShoutOut:
** In ''Legends: Ibuki'', a couple of cops mention a [[Franchise/AceAttorney prosecutor named Edgeworth]].
** Haggar's backstory now includes passages paralleling Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger's.
** Fei Long's backstory shows that before he became a Hong Kong action star, he started off in a [[Franchise/GreenHornet supporting role in a superhero show where he played the Asian sidekick of a costumed vigilante]].
** Sakura's signs at Rainbow Mika's match in ''Legends: Sakura'' include "[[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson I can smell what the 'Bow is cookin'!]]", "[[Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin Mika 3:16]]", and "[[Wrestling/HulkHogan Mikamania is gonna run wild on you!!!]]"
** There's a Shadowloo scientist in ''Turbo'' [[spoiler: (the one who brainwashes Ken, E. Honda and T. Hawk)]] who looks a lot like [[Franchise/MegaMan Dr. Wily]].
** Sakura canonically learned to throw a KamehameHadoken after just seeing one in action. [[Franchise/{{Dragonball}} Sounds familiar?]]
* SmallNameBigEgo: Dan Hibiki, as always. He thinks he's all that, but he's so not.
* StartOfDarkness: Juri receives one in "New Generation"; [[spoiler: She was the daughter of a cop investigating Shadowloo, and lost her eye and her family in a Shadowloo attack. After recovering, she turned her anger towards Tae Kwon Do, and the rest is history.]]
** [[spoiler: Sakura, in frustration for not being strong enough to keep Ryu from the Illuminati, starts drawing upon the influence of the Satsui no Hado... And that eventually lures out Akuma.]]
* SwitchOutMove: [[spoiler: How Bison and Ryu beat their clones.]]
* TakeMeInstead: [[spoiler: In the climax of ''Super Street Fighter'', Ryu brings Sakura out of her Dark Hadou state by absorbing the power into himself.]]
* TakeThat: Birdie mentions having chased a gang of "candy-asses" called the [[VideoGame/FatalFury Raging Storms]] out of his neighborhood.
* TheseHandsHaveKilled: Gen had no qualms with this until he was forced to kill [[LegacyCharacter a Geki ninja]] in front of a young Chun-Li. This ends up becoming the greatest regret of his life, and he swears to never kill again.
* TournamentArc: Kinda unavoidable since it's based off the games. The II Turbo series is mostly the main focus of this.
* TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty: Of course a few of the fighters will play dirty to win battle. One of the more ridiculous examples is Karin from Sakura's legends series. She challenges her to a hot dog eating contest and once she actually has her full, goes to attack her on the spot. It nearly works if not for the Rival Schools cast jumping in for the save.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Sean Matsuda, who is of Afro-Brazilian and Japanese descent.
* VillainTeamUp: Bison (or someone passing for him) is shown to be working with the Illuminati in ''Super''.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Sakura pukes after competing in a hot dog eating contest, but the audience is only shown the disgusted reactions of Kei and her other friends.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: ''Turbo'' ends with a montage showing what each of the surviving fighters ended up doing after [[spoiler: Bison's death]]. ''Super'' opens with a Where Are They Now? ''Prologue'', showing what's happened to several of the retired fighters after the TimeSkip.