TMNT vs. Street Fighter Comic Series Gets Plot Details & Images

By | February 22, 2023

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set for another crossover, this time with the world of Capcom’s Street Fighter fighting game, as IDW recently unveiled a new comic series titled Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vs. Street Fighter set to release in May.

The new crossover series will span five issues, and be written by Paul Allor, with art by Ariel Medel and colors by Sarah Myer. In typical comics fashion, the series will also receive multiple variant covers for its five issues, with covers from Medel, TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, and also retailer incentive editions from Vincenzo Federici planned. The first issue is planned for a May release, but no concrete release date is set.

Check out a few images from the upcoming comic below:

“It feels amazing to bring these iconic brands together,” said Allor in a statement on the release. “I grew up with all these characters, though in very different ways—watching TMNT cartoons on Saturday mornings, and then a few years later, desperately smashing buttons while being absolutely destroyed at Street Fighter II. Readers are going to have so much fun watching these characters come together as they face an enormous threat to both teams, from Mikey and Chun-Li’s unlikely bond to Raph and Guile’s rivalry and mutual—but very grudging—respect. This book has it all: humor, danger, a massive number of twists and turns, and a ton of amazing, brutal, over-the-top, bonkers fight scenes! It’s gonna be a blast.”

According to the description of the comics, the story will follow the iconic group of turtles running into the crew from the Street Fighter games. What follows is an instant clash between the two, who are eager to show off their combat and skills against one another.

“Arriving in Atlantic City to compete in a prestigious fighting tournament,” reads the full description of the comic series. “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles quickly run afoul of the world-famous Street Fighter crew…and their legendary Psycho Powered fighting forms! Both eager to show off their moves and prove their mettle in combat, the two teams instantly clash, sparking a crackling rivalry that can only be resolved with fists and steel (and maybe a Hurricane Kick or two). With tensions already maxed, the pressure mounts even further as both teams find themselves embroiled in a wave of mysterious disappearances plaguing the city. Could the tournament’s mysterious benefactor be to blame?”

While the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Street Fighter may sound like an odd pairing, the iconic comic book group is no stranger to appearing with other popular properties. Previously, TMNT has had crossovers with the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Batman, Ghostbusters, Archie, and even appeared in the fighting video game Injustice 2.