Hot off the heels of this year’s 2 million selling knockout TEKKEN 7 videogame, comes TEKKEN Volume 1 graphic novel from Titan Comics.
Hitting bookstores on December 19th, this new TEKKEN graphic novel brings the fight right to the page in a bid to determine the true King of Iron Fist! Featuring a host of memorable Tekken characters including Heihachi Mishima, Yoshimitsu, Paul Phoenix, Nina Williams and more!
Story So Far
For 40 years a civil war has raged within the Mishima family, one that has pitted father against son, grandfather against grandson, for control of the Mishima Zaibatsu Corporation.
The King of Iron Fist Tournament – a legendary martial arts contest that pits the world’s strongest fighters against each other in the quest for fortune and glory – has been home to many such battles.
After gaining ownership of Mishima Zaibatsu following his triumph in the fifth King of Iron Fist Tournament, Jin Kazama used his position to instigate a worldwide war in an attempt to awaken the nefarious demon Azazel.
Sacrificing himself in order to defeat the beast, Jin hoped to rid himself of the Devil Gene that taints his bloodline… but following Azazel’s demise, he discovered the curse still remains within him.
Now, with Jin’s current whereabouts unknown and ownership of the Zaibatsu reverting back to the diabolical Heihachi, the fate of the world remains unclear.
About TEKKEN: Blood Feud Graphic Novel
For 40 years a civil war has raged within the Mishima family, one that has pitted father against son, grandfather against grandson, in the quest for fortune and glory.
Now something emerges that threatens to tear not only this broken dynasty — but the entire known universe — asunder! It’s going to take the world’s best fighters to combat this ancient evil – the King of Iron Fist Tournament awaits!
Based on the biggest fighting game franchise of all time, Tekken: Blood Feud offers high-octane action and compelling character-driven storylines, bringing the fight right to the comic page!
Meet the Characters
JIN KAZAMA: The son of Kazuya Mishima, Jin Kazama is a true heroic warrior, with a past colored by betrayal and strife. Battling daily against the malevolent Devil Gene which threatens to overcome him, both his father and grandfather have previously tried to twist Jin’s actions to their own nefarious purposes… to no avail.
KAZUYA MISHIMA: Driven by a deep-seated hatred of his father, Kazuya Mishima is the current CEO of G Corporation: the direct rival of Mishima Zaibatsu. Corrupted by the demonic abnormality that runs through his bloodline, whatever goodness once resided in Kazuya is all but lost.
HEIHACHI MISHIMA: Master of Mishima-style Karate and founder of the Tekken Force Unit, the patriarch of the Mishima dynasty is an aggressive and cold-hearted business magnate, with a mind as sharp as his temper. Driven by his desire to reclaim the Mishima Zaibatsu conglomerate, Heihachi cares only for power, with little regard toward his family.
NINA WILLIAMS: With a lethal fighting style and an indifferent personality, Nina Williams is the classic cold-blooded assassin. Festering with a long-nurtured resentment of her sister Anna, who she blames for the death of their father, Nina was recently employed as Jin Kazama’s personal bodyguard.
ANNA WILLIAMS: Adept in a variety of fighting techniques, particularly Aikido, Anna’s flirtatious nature is in direct contrast to that of her sister, Nina, with whom she shares a bitter rivalry. Known for her signature high heels and iconic silk dresses, Anna recently joined forces with G Corporation, after hearing rumors of her sister’s partnership with Mishima Zaibatsu.
PAUL PHOENIX: With an ego almost as big as his coiffed hair, American bruiser Paul Phoenix might not be the sharpest tool in the box, but what he lacks in brains, he more than makes up for in ferocity. A motorbike and Judo enthusiast, Paul’s one and only goal is to prove his standing as the world’s greatest fighter.
LING XIAOYU: She might look sweet and innocent, but behind Ling Xiaoyu’s cute appearance lies unparalleled ferocity. Trained to fight by her grandfather, Xiaoyu is a highly skilled martial artist and, when she’s not busy studying, can usually be found in the company of her best friend and personal bodyguard, Panda.
PANDA: Loyal guardian of Ling Xiaoyu, Panda is a formidable fighter in her own right after learning advanced techniques from Heihachi Mishima. Fond of scratching, flowerbed maintenance, and bamboo.
Here’s a look at the cover and the first few pages of the story.
We are giving away 5 copies of the graphic novel signed by writer Cavan Scott. To enter, check out this link on Twitter.
Come back tomorrow for more of the fantastic art from the new TEKKEN: Blood Feud graphic novel. You can order this now from Amazon.