Street Fighter X G.I. Joe will be a six-issue miniseries beginning in February 2016 that finds Destro and Cobra teaming up with M. Bison and Shadaloo for a new plan to take over the world. In response, the heroes of Street Fighter and G.I. Joe will be drawn into a tournament and forced to face each other before they can take down their common enemies.
Writer Aubrey Sitterson and artist Emilio Laiso will be the creative team of Street Fighter X G.I. Joe. Sitterson is primarily known for his comics Worth and King Maul, as well as his popular wrestling podcast, Straight Shoot. Laiso’s previous credits include Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain for Image Comics.
Via ComicBook.com, IDW has released the first four covers of Street Fighter X G.I. Joe # 1, which tease a few dream matches including Ryu vs. Jinx, Guile vs. Snake Eyes and Gung-Ho, Chun Li vs. Scarlett, and Vega vs. Snake Eyes. You can see all of the covers in our gallery below.
Here’s the Street Fighter X G.I. Joe # 1 solicitation text from IDW.
On a hidden island in international waters, 16 combatants enter a secret tournament… one that pits Street Fighter vs. G.I. JOE! M. Bison and Destro have joined forces, and taking them down will require the world’s finest warriors: Ryu, Snake Eyes, Guile, Scarlett, Chun-Li and Duke. New challengers Aubrey Sitterson (Hulk, Superman, Tech Jacket, Worth) and Emilio Laiso (Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain) bring the visceral combat of the world’s most popular fighting game series and the real world military action of America’s fighting elite together for the first time!
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Image Credits: IDW