Udon Entertainment 2016
Written by Jim Zub
Illustrated by Omar Dogan
Lettered by Marshall Dillon
Written by Ken Siu-Chong
Illustrated by Edwin Huang
It's Cammy White, the stinging bee of Street Fighter, in her own action-packed comic series! Cammy now leads the all-new special ops team "Delta Blue," as they keep England and the world safe from destructive forces. Whether it’s art thieves, cyber assaults, or would-be world conquerors, Cammy and Delta Blue are ready to face the enemies of freedom and justice everywhere! Plus, Chun-li faces a mysterious opponent in a special bonus story.
For me this is great because i’m still new to whole Street Fighter series of characters and getting to see where Cammy spends her days in her so-called normal life gives me a chance to get to know the character better. Then there’s what Jim’s doing with that by making them an extension of MI-6 seems like something completely normal and natural considering what she’s capable of. Of course it wouldn’t be the same without a group of her own to lead with a diverse cast each with a specialty.
Jim’s stories with teams are good stuff and what he does here is create a group with a shared history and something of a potential problem. The way it’s done is nice too as it’s kind of out of nowhere and seemingly within the realm of what’s happening in the midst of a mission that introduces the series. Plus his characterization is incredibly good and throughout the issue you really get a sense of who these characters are.
The story development here is strong as we see Cammy file a report with her superior about what happened. Then we learn background information on the group and how Cammy and her team is viewed at the agency. All of which conspire to really get you involved with what’s happening even more.
I like the anime style that Omar brings to the series. Its very what I think of as western manga and the eyes and clothes and style of fighting we see are a great blend. Plus the his eye for storytelling is on point with the use of pages and panels through angles and perspective. The sense of action, drama and the unexpected are all on display.
With the Chun-Li’s back up we get a look at something a little more otherworldly and kind of creepy. All in a great action/supernatural vein that is perfect for a back-up series. It’s just long enough to get you interested and short enough that you can’t wait to see what happens next.
The Street Fighter Universe with Udon is being fleshed out in the best ways possible. Original storytelling making them seem more real world agents with that fighting background has turned this into more than it was.