Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1
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Street Fighter X G.I. JOE #1

Writer: Aubrey Sitterson Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

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!

  • 9.5
    Comic Plug - Charles Feb 24, 2016

    I loved every second. Marking it down, since one of the fights didn't quite carry the same intensity as the others, but that's just me being nitpicky. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Feb 22, 2016

    For fans of either or both franchises, this is a must-have.  For general readers, this looks like a fun miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Feb 27, 2016

    There is no groundbreaking plots or revelations here- what you do get is pure entertainment, from cover to cover. The attention to detail here completes the package perfectly: from the various covers (I got the video game homage cover) to the file cards at the back of the book featuring the Street Fighter crew, this book was a joy to read, and thats what ultimately counts when journeying into the medium of sequential art. I am on board for Street Fighter X GI Joe, and cant wait to see how next issues battles turn out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Stephenson Ardern-Sodje Feb 25, 2016

    This book is thoroughly, completely ridiculous, melding the bombasticism and duplicity of the the Joes and Cobras with the hyperviolent looney-tunes beat-em-up stylings ofStreet Fighter, but, perhaps because it pushes it so far, somehow, it works. The silliness and willingness to run with the premise of this book may not appeal to every comic book fan, but if you do like it, chances are you'll really like it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 23, 2016

    Also, while it could perhaps be easy for the casual comic book reader to turn their nose up at this series, dismissing it as a tacky, superficial action romp without any real substance to it, Sitterson and Laiso have instead crafted a dynamic, scintillating series that brings out the best in each of these titanic franchises.  Yes, the action is very much at the forefront of the story, but as lifelong WWE fanatic Sitterson will readily attest to, sometimes the best storytelling in the world can happen just by seeing two distinctive, intriguing characters going blow-for-blow.  You can count me in for the rest of this tournament, thats for damn sure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 24, 2016

    Street Fighter x G.I. Joe delivers exactly what it promises, no more and no less. This is a fun, lighthearted mashup of two venerated franchises. The plot is almost nonexistent, but the dynamic art and the appeal of seeing the two groups of fighters merge is enough to justify a purchase. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Russ Whiting Feb 24, 2016

    Worth a look as there's plenty of fun and energy within, but those fans of both franchises looking for something more than a bunch of fight scenes strung together might end up feeling a little disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Feb 23, 2016

    While some readers will snub this book because of its lack of sophistication and others will simply shrug and wonder what the hubbub is, there may be plenty more readers who consider Street Fighter X G.I. Joe a real knockout. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Gary Collinson Feb 24, 2016

    The eleven-year-old me would have absolutely loved Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #1, given that it is packed with action from start to finish, andbrings together characters frommy favourite video game of all time with my favourite 80s comic book/cartoon/toy line (and not for the first time either, as Hasbro released a series of Street Fighter II figures as part of the G.I. Joe line in the early 90s, along with characters from Street Fighter: The Movie). The mid-thirties me found it to be an enjoyableissue and a solidopener for what should be a funseries for fans of both franchises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - John McCubbin Feb 26, 2016

    Street Fighter x G.I. Goe #1 was a solid start to this latest crossover from IDW, capturing the world of Street Fighter in a fun, engaging manner. It would also give us some exciting battles between the World Warriors and the Real American Heroes, and though the story itself needs work, the premise is one I look forward to returning to. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Grant Raycroft Feb 24, 2016

    Street Fighter X G.I. Joe is a great set up for a dumb but entertaining read but sadly doesn't utilize the strengths of its series. It has some enjoyable one beat character moments and Laiso's art is fun but it's plot isn't up to snuff. If it had a bit more of its zanier elements it might rise into a great distraction on tier of IDW's previous Star Trek/Green Lantern miniseries, but it falls short of such ambitions. It's best recommended for fans of either franchise with a need to collect. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Mar 5, 2016

    It's hard to see a book suffer for reasons not intrinsically to do with the content but it's really the main flaw here. There's so much back matter that I think would have played better in a trade and a couple preview pages of a totally unconnected preview pages for IDW's newest series. It's a salute to the issue that I want so much more but it really feels like I paid for more content than I actually received with Street Fighter x GI Joe #1 Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Feb 24, 2016

    Street Fighter X G.I. Joe is a concept that is just way to silly to take serious, the plot is ridiculous and makes for a really bad joke, it's not really a cross over but more of an integration of the characters, everyone is already established in the universe as good and evil meaning that there isn't an entire introduction to everyone, which is nice. The art work reminds me of a video game so that's a plus..but my biggest issue is the story is just plan silly! If you're a Street Fighter fan and a G.I. Joe fan then you'll like this"but for me"I'll pass. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Feb 24, 2016

    Being a fan of both, I'd be suckered in to read the entire run. If you are not, you may want to avoid.The series of variant covers look pretty awesome and will generate more revenue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    GWW - Adam Waugaman Feb 23, 2016

    While initially I was excited to run out and grab this book, I've pretty much decided its not for me. An uninteresting story coupled with messy artwork has me very disappointed in Street Fighter X G.I. Joe #1. This might be a comic for only the truly hardcore fans or someone looking to grab a very simple read. Perhaps the series will get better, but issue one leaves me with little hope of that. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Feb 24, 2016

    All-in-all this is a fairly entertaining, leisurely comic. Readers should not go in expecting anything truly transcendent, but if you like a fight-centric comic or are a fan of either franchise this title is worth checking out. This initial issue is better than most of IDWs crossover debuts. What Street Fighter x G.I. Joe #1ultimately boils down to is that it is not terrible, but not great either. Read Full Review

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