Street Fighter’s beautiful female fighters (and maybe some of the men) are returning for more summertime pin-ups in 2017!
UDON Entertainment has officially announced the Street Fighter & Friends 2017 Swimsuit Special will be hitting stores this July–and in this issue, the Street Fighter characters will be joined by their friends (and enemies?) from the Darkstalkers, Rivals Schools, and Final Fight franchises! Last year’s featured a wide selection of excellent art from a varied group of contributing artists, and this year can be expected to be no different. From UDON Entertanment:
The lovely ladies of Street Fighter are back for more fun summer pin-ups, and this time they’ve brought along their fighting game friends from Darkstalkers, Rival Schools, and Final Fight! Chun-li, Cammy, and Laura are joined by Morrigan, Tiffany, Poison and many more fan-favorite fighters!
A cavalcade of fantastic artists bring these tantalizing pin-ups to life, as UDON regulars are joined by several newcomers. Interior artists include Andrea Cofrancesco, Brendon Tapper, Chad Walker, Chuck Pires, Dax Gordine, Elton Portilho, Genzoman, Gisèle Lagacé, Hanzo Steinbach, Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, John Crayton, Judy Jong, Kinuko, Martin Abel, Mike Luckas, Omar Dogan, Panzer, Rob “Robaato” Porter, Slugbox, and Xa.
The 2017 issue will feature three standard covers by artists Ecchi-Star (cover A), Aki Li (cover B), and Ryan Kinnaird (cover C). A blank sketch variant (cover D) will also be available, as well as a special retailer incentive cover (cover E) by Joe Vriens, featuring Morrigan paying homage to a classic 1960s horror image!
STREET FIGHTER & FRIENDS 2017 SWIMSUIT SPECIAL
32 pages, full color; $3.99/$4.99, available July 2017
MAY171944 STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2017 CVR A (Ecchi-Star)
MAY171945 STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2017 CVR B (Li)
MAY171946 STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2017 CVR C (Kinnaird)
MAY171947 STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2017 CVR D (blank sketch)
MAY171948 STREET FIGHTER SWIMSUIT SPECIAL 2017 CVR E (10 copy retailer incentive)
Source: UDON Entertainment