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Mick-LuciferPosted: 10/17/2014 02:17 AMStatus ::
NYCC: More Mortal Kombat Comics Talk with Shawn Kittelsen

The NYCC announcement of DC Comics' 2015 Mortal Kombat X weekly continues to dominate the news as writer Shawn Kittelsen talks up his first major series. Kittelsen has already shared a great deal of pre-release info, and continues to speak with major outlets, including Comic Book Resources and Comic Vine [video below].


Does little Cassie Cage have issues? We shall see!

CBR examined the writer's brief history, which, as previously reported, included consultation with NetherRealm Studios on previous projects as a DC Entertainment Creative Executive. Probing the origins of his transition to Mortal Kombat comics, Kittelsen revealed the breadth of his initial pitch [to DC Comics].

I love comic books. It's in my blood. I'm a huge Superman fan, my son's name is Clark. But for me, coming back to comics was like coming home. I've got a couple of other projects that I can't talk about yet for next year. It feels like this is the me that I always wanted to be. I'm trying really hard to pursue a dream, and I feel really fortunate to have the opportunities that I have.

I think I may have overwhelmed everyone with too much material when I pitched, because I felt like the only way to do it would be to describe an entire year of stories. So I broke a huge arc from the get-go. But in terms of how it's all organized, the way I've always looked at "MK" is, you have all these different characters that sort of inhabit their own worlds, and then worlds collide. It's all about how those worlds collide. Because the new game is very much about the multi-generational aspect -- it's about what ties them together and draws them into that collision.

The writer notes that the characters revealed so far for the game can be expected to rank among the feature players in the comics. That includes newcomers: Kotal Kahn, D'Vorah & Ferra/Torr - as well as returning icons: Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden and Kano.

On top of previous references to around 40 characters appearing in the series; Kittelsen expands his referential chops with acknowledgment of the entire mythology he has to play with. If preview images of what appears to be an updated Red Dragon Clansman weren't convincing enough -- NPC fodder seen in Shaolin Monks and Armageddon -- he drops a couple of titles to CBR that should get hardcore fans excited.

I grew up with it, and it became, for me, so much more, because I would draw these pictures and kind of live out adventures in the world. I'm able to draw from so much -- there's this vast mythology. Everything from the cartoon, to the TV shows, and so many games. We're over 10 games in now, if you include "Special Forces" and "Mythologies."

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BADASS6669Posted: 10/17/2014 02:53 AMStatus ::


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RE: NYCC: More Mortal Kombat Comics Talk with Shawn Kittelsen

Sounds like it's going to be EPIC!!!!

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Noobsmoke92Posted: 10/17/2014 03:12 AMStatus ::


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RE: NYCC: More Mortal Kombat Comics Talk with Shawn Kittelsen

This guy sounds like he REALLY is an MK story nerd and knows every character in the game!! And he knows exactly that MK lore is a meeting point of so many individual worlds!! Wow,I am really happy this guy is hired to do this project! I hope he is gonna show an AMAZING work in the upcoming comics!

GrizzlePosted: 10/17/2014 03:19 AMStatus ::


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RE: NYCC: More Mortal Kombat Comics Talk with Shawn Kittelsen

This does sound promising, perhaps this series combined with the story mode will give us a satisfying experience with the overall mythology of Mortal Kombat and could touch on more character development that couldn't be told in the actual game.

Noobsmoke92Posted: 10/17/2014 04:37 AMStatus ::


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I just have a feeling that MKX game gonna cover the events of MK4 and 25 years later part of this game. The comics,however, are gonna cover MKDA,MKD and some parts of MKA (not necessarily the whole storylines with every character,but address main storylines like Deadly Alliance,Dragon King and Blaze/Taven & Daegon).

So basically when you are finished with comics,you can switch to the second part of game's Story Mode and understand what is going on. I think it is VERY interesting concept,but I hope Shawn REALLY researched the games prior MK9. If he did,then the project is gonna be successful hopefully and I will have high hopes for the developers after MK9 with its deficiencies of story telling.

T-rexPosted: 10/17/2014 09:40 AMStatus ::


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RE: NYCC: More Mortal Kombat Comics Talk with Shawn Kittelsen

Shawn Kittelsen Wrote:
This is the book that fans deserve.



Oh Shawn, stop pouring honey in my ears~

MedusaPosted: 10/17/2014 01:28 PMStatus ::


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RE: NYCC: More Mortal Kombat Comics Talk with Shawn Kittelsen

Shawn seems like a good dude with MK knowledge.
I got way more excited for this series after watching this video. We may not get a character reveal every week but at least we will have a comic to enjoy.

I only wished the physical copies would come out at the same time as the digital because I'll have to end up buying both now.

krajaxPosted: 10/17/2014 02:13 PMStatus ::


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I'm sure the top members in this site will buy the comic and reveal the content weekly a few days after its release so anyone who hasn't bought it won't be left behind in the MKX story.

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I'm looking forward to these comics than I am the story mode. Mainly because with the comics I get nonstop story whereas the story mode I'm literally too damn busy fighting every two seconds to truly soak anything in.

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PickleMendipPosted: 10/18/2014 05:29 AMStatus ::


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Anyone remember the Injustice comics? Well i found about twenty of them online, read them and never found more since. Does anyone know if that even got completed? I'll have higher hopes for this if i can find out about the success of the previous.

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projectzero00Posted: 10/18/2014 07:43 AMStatus ::


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I might be late to the party but...is that Scorpion's human form? It has to be since there's a scorpion on his chest right?

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