- A 3 issue SF comic that got canceled because Capcom didn't like the
adaptation. I got this series years ago.
Story starts with Ryu and CL breaking up,
Ken getting into a nasty fight with Sagat, Vega/Bison's Shadow clones plot
and a girl named Nida seeking Ryu for revenge because she thinks Ryu killed
her father (blame Shadow clones. Artwork wise I'm reminded of my GI
Need I say more that the sparring scene
between Ryu and CL was my fave scene?
Issue 3 contains the plot that would had
happened had it being allowed to continued
Iwa's notes -
To prevent confusion, the names Bison, Balrog and Vega is the US version.
Whole chunk copied from the comic book. Can't resist adding a few thoughts.
What could have been: A Street Fighter
As many of you might have heard, due to
complications with Capcom and their dislike of our adaptation of the most
popular game in the world, concluding with this issue, Street Fighter the
comic book has officially been cancelled. We formally apologize for the
dissatisfaction and disappointment we know this news can and will generate.
We are true fans of Street Fighter, so even though we will no longer be
publishing it, we sincerely hope someone else does!
For the meantime however, we hope to ease
of your Street Fighters withdrawals with a little epilogue to its readers,
but we here at Malibu want you to know how committed we are to Street Fighter
and to you! we will tell you just what kind of tales writer Len Strazewski
would have spun. It's a character breakdown, so you can look up exactly
what would have happened to your favorite Street Fighter:
Was roped into M Bison's evil ring of
Street Fighters. As featured throughout the first three issues, we have
witnessed how Balrog helped prepare for the (unfair) defeat of Ken and
how Bison keeps him on hold as his right hand man.
Last time we saw this South American mutant
in issue #3, he had just found out about Ken's apparent tragedy: that he
was presumed dead. To make matters worse, Ken's body was missing and no
one knows who is responsible, though everyone has an idea. Blanka is sworn
to revenge Ken's death because along with Ryu and Chun-Li, Ken was one
of the few people kind enough to teach Blanca how to read. (Remember this
was before Dan came along)
Bison has appeared as the ultimate evil
man in Street Fighter community. He has put together a small army of corrupted
Street Fighters including Sagat, Balrog and Vega to destroy the rest, beginning
with Ken. But this all only an introduction to a much more sinister plot:
M. Bison had made a deal with dark forces to create evil twins (this is
an old game after all) of every Street Fighter, so the ultimate battle
would have been every man and woman against his or herself literally. (Iwa
ask why for?) which poses the question: are the three Street Fighters working
for Bison evil twins? If so, Where are the real Sagat, Balrog and Vega?
The strongest woman in the woman has several
problems. First she must avenge the mysterious death of her father. She
knows he was murdered by M.Bison but she cannot prove it. In order to prove
Bison's guilt, she has joined the investigative of the police chapter.
One fan asked why the strongest woman in the world would need to be a cop.
Answered Len Strazewski. "Because she needs legal clearance to investigate.
Plus there is life outside the combat for all Street Fighters. Most
don't want to have to fight every day and would like to make a decent living.
That is why Ken became an actor."
Second, Chun-Li must know avenge Ken's
death (could this be main plot line?).
And third, she is beginning to fall in
love with Ryu (heh) and is not quite sure what to do about it.
The yoga Street Fighter was last seen
set off balance by the presumed death of Ken. He was to become part of
the Street Fighter alliance to bring down M. bison
We left the big bad American Marine with
sonic boom in issue #3 after he blew up a bar upon his notification of
Ken's death. Guile was upset by the unfair fight and his chance to usurp
Ken himself. (Iwa thinks the mighty quartet: Ryu, Ken, CL & Guile may
have an unofficial hierarchy possibly with Ryu at the top. And all 3 sort
of aim to kick R's butt, friendly or otherwise) He suspects Bison to be
behind the whole thing and swears vengeance as it was Bison who was responsible
for the death of Guile's close friend, Charlie. Now Guile has two reasons
to go after Bison.
The sumo wrestler from Japan was scheduled
to test new applicants to the Street Fighter program. After meeting on
a plane trip Ferret of Protectors fame, decided to try out himself. As
we saw in this issue he was definitely defeated by E.Honda.
All throughout issue #1 and #2, Ken was
in a battle for his life against first Balrog, and then Sagat. Both were
teamed up against Ken by M. Bison as part of his sinister plan. At the
end of issue #2, a car burst into Ryu's private garden with the scalp (ouch)
and bloodied clothes of Ken inside. As several of you readers have pointed
out, during the game Ryu and Ken were bitter enemies. But after the championship
they were able to recultivate the old camaraderie they used to share during
Now Ryu believes that Ken is dead. However
this is not case. Unbeknowance to all, Ken is alive, not well but recovering.
He is bald (picture that...) and in bad shape, but living under care.
Unfortunately due to the cancellation
of the series, we do not get to see his gallant return or the battle of
the allied Street Fighters trying to take Bison down in the name of Ken.
But this at least solves the mystery of Ken's missing body (Iwa assume
that Balrog and Sagat just scalped Ken and left, not check Ken really dead.
And Ken crawl off somewhere. Loophole?)
Nida is the unknown character. We were
going to introduce her as the newest member of the Street Fighter team,
but we never got the chance. She is an adolescent young lady from the Philippines
who, unlike the other Street Fighters , uses weapons (2 batons with spear-like
tips or 2 short spears if you like. Kinda like Eagle of SF.)
Her involvement with the Street Fighters
begins when her father, a law enforcement officer , is killed during a
drug bust by the evil Ryu lookalike. (Not SnH Ryu. Wait. Does that means
Bison already have the Sfers' evil twins on the loose?) Now she is out
for Ryu with a vengeance. For the time being, she is nursing Sheng Long
back to health (because she wants to learn the secrets of the chi from
him) after he was poisoned by M.Bison (why poison SL? Like Bison need a
reason to do any evil deeds)
Ryu is the central hero in the story so
far. He was mediating peacefully in his private garden when a car came
crashing through with Ken's scalp and bloodied clothes left inside. However
there is no body. (loophole? To just scalp Ken and crash car.) Ryu has
become enrage and horribly saddened as he remembers all the times he shared
in training with Ken and Chun-Li. The three of them have a lot of history
Had the series continued, we would have
seen Ryu organized the Street Fighters into a temporary alliance to take
out M. bison. But before that battle we would have seen the bitter battle
between Ryu and Sagat, the man he scarred during the championships.
Unknown to Ryu. Ken's death was only part
of a master plot to play him into Bison's hands (what? Maybe get SnH Ryu?).
Things would have turned grim perhaps, except for the unexpected
and not necessarily friendly ally Ryu come to find in guile. They become
.... Partners if only for a little while.
Meanwhile there is always Chun-Li (heh)
and Ryu knows he has fallen in love with for sure. "Their relationship
would definitely been resolved." Said Len S. So don't worry all you romantic
hopefuls; somewhere in the possible future Ryu and Chun Li finally got
The first and the second issue shows us
what a bitter enemy Sagat can be. He was certainly bitter enough to kill
Ken, or at least assumed he killed Ken. But there is something still honorable
in Sagat as we can see in these early issues where he is not happy to have
declared victory after an unfair fight. In fact, Bison is well aware that
Sagat might start having second thoughts and tells Balrog to keep Sagat
fighting so that he doesn't have to think about the guilt. I asked Mr Strazewski
if Sagat was a victim of Bison's evil and he replied "In the first issue
of the book. Sagat would have no opopportunity to redeem himself, but if
we could have continued the series further..."
The masked man with the knives on his
hands was last seen in issue #1 preparing for battle in Bison's hidden
estate. What Bison is planning to use him for remains unclear, but it was
nothing wholesome that is for sure. Handsome fighters never lose a battle!
The Russian Street Fighter was last seen
in issue #3 fighting bears to prepare for his revenge against Ken's killers.
Zangief was determined to beat Ken and claim the Street Fighter title.
So now, like Guile, he is mad that his chance has been taken away from
And that readers, fans and readers, in
a pinch is what would have happened if we were allowed to continue
found in issue 3 of SF the comic book done by editorial Kara Lamb. The
only stuff added in would be some of my thoughts done mainly in brackets.