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Mick-LuciferPosted: 10/15/2014 12:11 AMStatus ::
NYCC: Shawn Kittelsen Talks New Mortal Kombat Comics

Mortal Kombat is coming back to comic books! DC Entertainment announced the video game tie-in at New York Comic Con - introducing comics newcomer Shawn Kittelsen as writer of the digital-first series.

Kittelsen transitions from his video game role as DC Entertainment Creative Executive -- which included liaison work on Injustice: Gods Among Us -- to assume the writer's chair in his first major work. DC All Access talked to Kittelsen on the floor, revealing unseen artwork from the 2015 series.


Franchise icon Scorpion will take a feature role as the series explores his journey from Mortal Kombat (2011) to the new game: Mortal Kombat X.

Series artist Dexter Soy will be studying his internal anatomy books closely -- Kittelsen promising "hardcore" violence from the notoriously brutal fighting franchise. "There's a fatality in almost every issue." he told DC All Access. "We don't go too many pages without some blood, some fighting. We want to give the fans what they want."

Fortunately, violence isn't the only focus of the year-long story. Speaking with IGN, Kittelsen acknowledged the dedication to plot he experienced when working with NetherRealm Studios: "I love the first movie a ton, but I think what the team at NetherRealm did in the 2011 game was absolutely awesome. I ended up working with them on Injustice when I was at DC, and they take their story so seriously that they brought so much more to the characters."


Scorpion Character Vignette From Mortal Kombat (2011).

The focus on Scorpion suits the writer, who cites the ninja spectre as a favourite character, and the 1995 feature film as a cultural touchstone. Unlike the movie, he expects a big payoff from the exploration of Scorpion as a character.

Scorpion is kind of the measure of all things in Mortal Kombat and in a lot of ways, this book pays that off because he is this really huge character. He takes a turn that we haven't seen before and we get to spend a little bit more time with him. I can't say too much, but ...

It's an opportunity to flesh his character out in new ways but keep him really true to himself. And then from there, there are so many classic characters, but I'm really excited to introduce a lot of new characters to readers, too.

Scorpion won't be the only character featured. Kittelsen praised NetherRealm for giving freedom to the writer to tell the best story possible, but they did have one mandate according to his interview with IGN: "Are you going to make room for the new characters?"

Second generation debutante Cassie Cage will be one of the new characters explored in the comic series, along with Kotal Kahn. Kittelsen promises an estimated 40 characters appearing throughout the comic -- including Liu Kang -- with guarantees klassic fighters who won't make it into MKX may have a moment. This taps into the release of Red Dragon minion artwork, and may be good news for those wondering how Moloch lost his head. Even Mokap and Meat got a reference in the interview, so watch out for that.

I would say I fell in love with Kotal Khan pretty early. I loved his design, I loved his presence in the game story, and I really wanted to use him big time, so you're going to get to meet Kotal Khan early in the book and get to know him really, really well. He has a history that's hinted at in the game that I'm now able to flesh out so you get to know him. If you haven't played the games, you can still approach it anew. Again, new characters, new takes on the old characters. And with guys like Kotal Khan, he's so cool. He's like Khal Drogo but with, like, sun god powers. Can you imagine if Jason Momoa throwing sunbeams around and incinerating people?

As updated in our original story - Mortal Kombat X arrives January, 2015 with a yet to be revealed feature sub-title.

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MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 03:34 PMStatus ::


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New character or another henchman?


Picture of warrior.


Picture of the same warrior, but younger?.


Link to vid. To me, it seems we have a new fighter on the roster. Looks like a shujinko type character who'll age through out the story. He wears a ninja mask, has a yellow scorpion symbol, and a chain that connects to something..maybe a spear?!? (Scorpion is maybe recruiting a new clan?)

T-rexPosted: 10/14/2014 03:36 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

>Hanzo Hasashi

>One of the Sub-Zero bros, probably Bi-Han


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Jaded-RavenPosted: 10/14/2014 03:36 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.

The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.

MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 03:40 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.



The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.


uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?

T-rexPosted: 10/14/2014 03:41 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

No, this is Hanzo before he got skellified.

Jaded-RavenPosted: 10/14/2014 03:42 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.





The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.




uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?


Not reincarnated, but it sounds like they will tell Scorpion's story from the very start when he was still a human.

DjangoDragPosted: 10/14/2014 03:42 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.





The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.




uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?


Uh... no? It's likely Hanzo when he was young. As in flashbacks and stuff.

ProfesserAhnkaPosted: 10/14/2014 03:54 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

Second one actually puts me in the mind of Kai a little bit. Either way I like his look. If it's Scorpion I hope we can unlock him as an alt.

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MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 04:04 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

Jaded-Raven Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.







The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.






uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?




Not reincarnated, but it sounds like they will tell Scorpion's story from the very start when he was still a human.


isnt hanzo Japanese? this dude looks black or Brazilian

MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 04:05 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

DjangoDrag Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.







The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.






uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?




Uh... no? It's likely Hanzo when he was young. As in flashbacks and stuff.


uh... i wasn't talking to you, but thanks for the input

fijikungfuPosted: 10/14/2014 04:06 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.









The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.








uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?






Not reincarnated, but it sounds like they will tell Scorpion's story from the very start when he was still a human.




isnt hanzo Japanese? this dude looks black or Brazilian

I don't think the second one is Hanzo. Hard to tell who he is, but could be Bi Han, Kuai Liang, or some other Lin Kuei. Or possibly another Shirai-Ryu that Scorps once knew.


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MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 04:06 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

ProfesserAhnka Wrote:
Second one actually puts me in the mind of Kai a little bit. Either way I like his look. If it's Scorpion I hope we can unlock him as an alt.


I thought the same lol

fraysolPosted: 10/14/2014 04:19 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

MRSUNSHINE Wrote:

Picture of warrior.




Picture of the same warrior, but younger?.




Link to vid.




To me, it seems we have a new fighter on the roster. Looks like a shujinko type character who'll age through out the story. He wears a ninja mask, has a yellow scorpion symbol, and a chain that connects to something..maybe a spear?!? (Scorpion is maybe recruiting a new clan?)


both pictures look like a warrior that is someone from the Shirai Ryu clan. possible a personal connection like smoke is to Kuai Liang

JAX007Posted: 10/14/2014 04:19 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

Maybe it's Krome? jk

I don't think it's Hanzo...The character looks black.

T-rexPosted: 10/14/2014 04:20 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

MRSUNSHINE Wrote:

uh... i wasn't talking to you, but thanks for the input

Is this your first time using a message board?

DjangoDragPosted: 10/14/2014 04:23 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
DjangoDrag Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.









The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.








uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?






Uh... no? It's likely Hanzo when he was young. As in flashbacks and stuff.




uh... i wasn't talking to you, but thanks for the input


Uh... well isn't your username misleading.

MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 04:27 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

T-rex Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:


uh... i wasn't talking to you, but thanks for the input


Is this your first time using a message board?

nah i've been on and off since Armageddon

MRSUNSHINEPosted: 10/14/2014 04:30 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

DjangoDrag Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
DjangoDrag Wrote:
MRSUNSHINE Wrote:
Jaded-Raven Wrote:
The first one would be Scorpion as a human. Hanzo Hasashi as his real name was.











The second one could possibly be a younger Hanzo.










uh so you think this is hanzo reincarnated?








Uh... no? It's likely Hanzo when he was young. As in flashbacks and stuff.






uh... i wasn't talking to you, but thanks for the input




Uh... well isn't your username misleading.

yah its intentional

RhewiPosted: 10/14/2014 04:36 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

In the video the writer says about taking Scorpion on a journey.
Iit surely must be him with the scorpion symbol on his clothes and the chain/spear.

Excited!! Can't wait to read it!

LokheitPosted: 10/14/2014 04:39 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

The second one doesn't look like one of the sub-zeros, going by the lips, hair and skin tone he looks at least partially black. Probably some of Hanzo's friends? Since his clan was wiped early in the story we never got too much knowledge about them compare with Lin Kuei.

cpleckPosted: 10/14/2014 05:25 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

What if one of them is Jubei?!

SpacemanPosted: 10/14/2014 05:32 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

Yeah I think this comic is gonna include a lot of new/filler characters. While I think its a good bet the first one is Hanzo, the second one might not be a character of significance. I mean my bet would be a young Cyrax, but then why would he be in the same outfit as Hanzo? Since there's going to be a fatality in almost every issue, and this takes place before the game, they'll be needing lots of new characters to kill off. This goes for the Red Dragon lookin guy too that was posted earlier.

ShujinkoXPosted: 10/14/2014 05:35 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?

Could be Scorpion as they said it will evolve to how he got to the way he is now. I would prefer if he was a new character. Either way it'll be good.

WeaponTheoryPosted: 10/14/2014 07:00 PMStatus ::


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RE: New character or another henchman?


Let's see...a young man, SCORPION medallion on him, holding CHAINS in hand.

Later picture shows SCORPION in his gear, holding CHAINS in hand.


That's definitely Baraka.


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