Thursday, June 21, 2012

SDCC: Udon announces Marvel-ous exclusive

Capcom and Marvel fans, Udon is about to take all your money.

Udon, creator of some pretty incredible artwork themselves, is about to grace the Comic Con world with Marvel vs Capcom: Official Complete Works. The hardcover tome will clock in at 200 massive pages and be busting with artwork from every single Marvel/Capcom collaboration.

And I'm not just talking about Marvel vs Capcom here, I mean every team-up:

An amazing collection nearly 20 years in the making, UDON Entertainment proudly announces the impending release of Marvel vs. Capcom®: Official Complete Works! This is a brand-new art book collecting all of the official artwork, sketches, and bonus material from all of Marvel and Capcom®’s video game collaborations—from 1993’s The Punisher™ arcade game right up to 2012’s smash-hit Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom® 3!  Compiled by UDON with the help of Capcom and Marvel, this is the first time this material has ever been collected in one place—on either side of the Pacific! It will make its international debut at Comic Con International: San Diego on Preview Night, Wednesday July 11th!
According to the company, there's never been a really comprehensive book published anywhere that equals the Official Complete Works. There's a pile of talented folks who penciled the pieces found within the book's pages too. From Joe Madureira, to Akiman- if they ever created artwork to sit side-by-side with a Marvel game from Capcom, it's in here. Udon E-i-C Erik Ko? He's pretty pumped.

This book means a lot to UDON,” says Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Erik Ko. “It was back 10 years ago that Joe Quesada at Marvel Comics gave UDON our first freelance job, and kick-started our creative services department. Then just a few years later, we became our own publisher, working closely with Capcom to publish original Street Fighter®comics! Being able to publish a book containing amazing work from both Marvel and Capcom is like a big ‘thank you’ from us to the folks who helped make us what we are today. Thank you Marvel, thank you Capcom!”
Look for Marvel vs Capcom: Official Complete Works at Comic Con International in San Diego on the preview night- July 11th -for $100.00 USD. The book isn't going to hang around for long though as there will only be 200 copies on hand (and the hardcover edition won't be sold in stores after the show) so you might want to try and grab one as soon as those doors open.
Softcover edition shown here

If you miss out, all hope isn't lost though- the softcover version will go on sale at comic and book store this November for $44.99 USD.

Key Features:-This is an original art book compiled by UDON, with no Japanese counterpart!-Includes all of the series' promotional artwork, a complete art archive of all Marvel vs. Capcom character drawings, and rare, never-before-seen artwork, sketches, and bonus material!-Contains artwork from the Capcom games 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, andUltimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3!-Includes 17 new illustrations exclusive to this book! 
This is the book that fighting game fans have dreamed of, since The Punisher and Nick Fury first picked up their guns, since Captain America raised his shield against Ryu's hadouken! No fan of Marvel Comics, no fan of Capcom’s universe, no fan of videogames will want to be without Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works!