UDON Entertainment sent out a press release today to announce their upcoming book ‘Marvel vs. Capcom: Official Complete Works’, an art book that documents 20 years of collaboration between Marvel Comics and Capcom. This collaboration started with 1993’s ‘The Punisher’ arcade game and continues today, most recently with 2012’s ‘Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’. This 200 page collection makes it debut at San Diego Comic-con in an exclusive hardback edition at a price of $100. Check out the cover below, and after the jump read the full press release and view a gallery of selected art from the book.
TORONTO, CANADA: 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!
- 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 (Cover shown directly above)
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 (Cover shown at top)
ISBN 13: 978-1-926778-49-5
Page Count: 192, Colour
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Price (U.S.): $44.99
In-stores November 2012.