UDON's "Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works" Artbook Debuts at Comic-Con International

Fri, June 22nd, 2012 at 9:40am PDT

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CBR News Team, Editor

Official Press Release

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!

Weighing in at nearly 200 pages, Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works has been a labour of love for the UDON production team. Working closely with Capcom creative head Shoei Okano, UDON's Managing Editor Matt Moylan has dug deep through Capcom’s archives to find extremely rare high-resolution art and materials to put together for this project—no easy task considering no Marvel vs. Capcom art book was ever printed in Japan! Includes stunning artworks by Akiman, Bengus, Shinkiro, Joe Madureira, Adi Granov, and more!  Complementing the classic pieces is an all-new gallery of stunning Marvel vs. Capcom illustrations by comics superstars including Joe Ng, Long Vo, Chamba, Adam Warren, and Takeshi Miyazawa!

“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!”

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works will make its international debut at Comic-Con International: San Diego on Wednesday, July 11th, in an exclusive hardcover edition that will not be sold in stores. The hardcover will feature an exclusive wrap-around cover by UDON and Marvel vs. Capcom artist Alvin Lee and digitally painted by UDON’s Genzoman, and only 200 will be available over the course of the show. A standard-format soft cover release will follow in late November 2012, distributed by Diamond to comics and bookstores everywhere. UDON Entertainment's Managing Editor, and Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works Designer, Matt Moylan, will be available for on-site and advance interviews!

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!

Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works
Hardcover Edition
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long (9” x 12” with Hardcover)
Price (U.S.): $100.00
Debuts July 11th, 2012. San Diego Comic Con Exclusive.

Softcover Edition
ISBN:  1-926778-49-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-926778-49-5
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Price (U.S.): $44.99
In-stores November 2012.

ABOUT MARVEL
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.

ABOUT CAPCOM
Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices.  Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchisesResident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Korea, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan.  More information about Capcom and its products can be found at www.capcom.com or www.capcom-unity.com.

ABOUT UDON
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original comic books, graphic novels, and art books. UDON’s best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises such as Street Fighter®, Okami®, Mega Man®, Darksiders®, Valkyria Chronicles and more. The publisher’s ever-growing library also includes English editions of several Japanese manga titles, the anthology art book series Apple, and the Manga for Kids line for children ages 7-12. For more information visit www.UDONentertainment.com.

All characters and properties mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Okami, Capcom, Devil May Cry,Mega Man and Resident Evil are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries.Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc.  All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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