MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
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MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 12:41 PM EST
So it looks like Kintaro is dead. Not that I care, his cat face bothers me.

Sonya and Kotal made the "Reiko accords" but they aren't called that. (Yet anyway)

Scorpion hand delivers Havik's still talking head to Hell to give it to Drahmin and Moloch. Who are also about to fight Scorpion it seems.

And Erron Black once again proves his badassness by saying "That's all ya got?" after nearly being shocked to death.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 01:04 PM EST
I'm glad they got out of that "Blood, Chaos, Blood, Chaos" nonsensical subplot and got to the important meat of MKX. A lot of good scenes especially the reunion and the basis for the "Reiko Accords." Honestly I'm glad they didn't call the pact that in the comic.

Plus we get to look at Raiden's ultimate character flaw: He keeps important secrets that get people killed. This shows that he hasn't learned from his mistakes in MK9 and that this weakness will eventually bite Raiden in the ass when he comes back in MK11. Hell even Takeda, the "dude in distress" throughout this issue counts out this fact plainly in this issue. I've also noticed Raiden dodging the issue of dealing with Daegon and the Red Dragon back in Earthrealm when Kotal mentions his involvement in the Blood God arc after the Emperor showed Erron being "punished" for kidnapping the girls in return. I have a theory for that later on.

RIP Kintaro plus Drahmin's greeting to Scorpion is fricking hilarious. It's as if Drahmin and Moloch are Scorpion's bar buddies despite them throwing Scorpion in the Soulnado in the original timeline. Plus I'm dumbfounded why Ermac would suddenly switch sides with Kotal even though Mileena actually OFFERED to help him up. Meh inconsistency is inconsistency.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 02:03 PM EST
Similarity between Comics and Game

Without head
Shinnok = Havik

Death's
Quan Chi = Reiko

Thieves
D' vorah = Skarlet
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 02:44 PM EST
Poor Kintaro but he had a pretty good comic run in the sense he got to do shit and be relevant for once and when the art wasn't ugly he looked 10/10 great. Like how he should have looked instead of MK9s version of him.

Considering I will always prefer Kintaro+Sheeva to Goro I'm gonna miss him.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 05:12 PM EST
This chapter -- and arc -- can be summed up in three words: That was it?

The climax was just so fucking rushed. Takeda didn't even DO anything in that final "battle," Havik gets killed offscreen for ALL the buildup he got in nearly every chapter beforehand, Ermac gets fucked over, Mileena's removal was like something out of a sitcom, and it's like, "Oh, the curse is suddenly broken. Who wants pizza?" Kintaro's death...don't make me laugh. And THAT'S what the Reiko Accords were?
Lastly, why is Scorpion again rubbing elbows with Drahmin and Moloch in the Netherealm?? Deadly Alliance, anyone?

Just...ugh. Kittelsen and crew have proven just as inefficient, if not more than, NRS in telling a coherent, well-paced story on this game, an act that has proven itself by this point to be nothing short of impossible.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 05:32 PM EST
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This chapter -- and arc -- can be summed up in three words: That was it?

The climax was just so fucking rushed. Takeda didn't even DO anything in that final "battle," Havik gets killed offscreen for ALL the buildup he got in nearly every chapter beforehand, Ermac gets fucked over, Mileena's removal was like something out of a sitcom, and it's like, "Oh, the curse is suddenly broken. Who wants pizza?" Kintaro's death...don't make me laugh. And THAT'S what the Reiko Accords were?
Lastly, why is Scorpion again rubbing elbows with Drahmin and Moloch in the Netherealm?? Deadly Alliance, anyone?

Just...ugh. Kittelsen and crew have proven just as inefficient, if not more than, NRS in telling a coherent, well-paced story on this game, an act that has proven itself by this point to be nothing short of impossible.


The story was bound to be non-canon. This should not come as a surprise.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 06:58 PM EST
krajax Wrote:
SwingBatta Wrote:
This chapter -- and arc -- can be summed up in three words: That was it?

The climax was just so fucking rushed. Takeda didn't even DO anything in that final "battle," Havik gets killed offscreen for ALL the buildup he got in nearly every chapter beforehand, Ermac gets fucked over, Mileena's removal was like something out of a sitcom, and it's like, "Oh, the curse is suddenly broken. Who wants pizza?" Kintaro's death...don't make me laugh. And THAT'S what the Reiko Accords were?
Lastly, why is Scorpion again rubbing elbows with Drahmin and Moloch in the Netherealm?? Deadly Alliance, anyone?

Just...ugh. Kittelsen and crew have proven just as inefficient, if not more than, NRS in telling a coherent, well-paced story on this game, an act that has proven itself by this point to be nothing short of impossible.


The story was bound to be non-canon. This should not come as a surprise.


It is canon. It's been confirmed canon multiple times. It's just not well written canon. I really get the feeling Kittelson had a much grander story he wanted to tell with the characters, but was limited with the amount of issues he had to release.

R.I.P. Kintaro
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 07:03 PM EST
Warbro666 Wrote:
krajax Wrote:
SwingBatta Wrote:
This chapter -- and arc -- can be summed up in three words: That was it?

The climax was just so fucking rushed. Takeda didn't even DO anything in that final "battle," Havik gets killed offscreen for ALL the buildup he got in nearly every chapter beforehand, Ermac gets fucked over, Mileena's removal was like something out of a sitcom, and it's like, "Oh, the curse is suddenly broken. Who wants pizza?" Kintaro's death...don't make me laugh. And THAT'S what the Reiko Accords were?
Lastly, why is Scorpion again rubbing elbows with Drahmin and Moloch in the Netherealm?? Deadly Alliance, anyone?

Just...ugh. Kittelsen and crew have proven just as inefficient, if not more than, NRS in telling a coherent, well-paced story on this game, an act that has proven itself by this point to be nothing short of impossible.


The story was bound to be non-canon. This should not come as a surprise.


It is canon. It's been confirmed canon multiple times. It's just not well written canon. I really get the feeling Kittelson had a much grander story he wanted to tell with the characters, but was limited with the amount of issues he had to release.

R.I.P. Kintaro


This. And it's blatantly obvious that he was given a very early draft of the script. Too many problems with that inconsistencies was likely caused by NRS changing up the script before the final draft. That's not Kittelsen's fault though as he likely had deadlines to meet and couldn't wait around for NRS to hand over the final draft so won't judge his work on that.

As for this issue and the coming wrap up, I'm satisfied. It's more than what I wanted and only adds to the "depth" of the story they were trying to tell. It also kept me entertained learning of what happened in-between major titles and what all the characters NRS will never use were up to. That was the major plus of this comic and on that front, it delivered.

I'm not gonna sit here and piss and moan over the problems between the comic and the game because let's face it, NRS's writing has never been stellar or without its problems so this is just another crease in the already wrinkled suit. At least it was entertaining and managed to do more justice to a lot of these characters, more-so than NRS did for them.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 07:04 PM EST
SwingBatta Wrote:
This chapter -- and arc -- can be summed up in three words: That was it?

The climax was just so fucking rushed. Takeda didn't even DO anything in that final "battle," Havik gets killed offscreen for ALL the buildup he got in nearly every chapter beforehand, Ermac gets fucked over, Mileena's removal was like something out of a sitcom, and it's like, "Oh, the curse is suddenly broken. Who wants pizza?" Kintaro's death...don't make me laugh. And THAT'S what the Reiko Accords were?
Lastly, why is Scorpion again rubbing elbows with Drahmin and Moloch in the Netherealm?? Deadly Alliance, anyone?

Just...ugh. Kittelsen and crew have proven just as inefficient, if not more than, NRS in telling a coherent, well-paced story on this game, an act that has proven itself by this point to be nothing short of impossible.


Uh didn't Havik get his head ripped off in the prior issue? Technically I think he's not dead either.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 07:39 PM EST
Yeah, when the hell was Havik killed off-screen? He's been shown to be very much alive, even if he's stuck as a head for the time being.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 09:33 PM EST
Well at least Ermac is back with Kotal even thought we were premised an explanation why he want back to Mileena. Judging by what he said I guess he was spying on her?

So the Reiko Accords are set. That was nice. It also brings more gravitas towards the scene when Kotal takes the amulet back in MKX. He left it in earthrealm's care to finish Mileena and their inability to protect it nearly cost him all he worked for. You can understand why he'd be pissed.

RIP Kintaro. Sonya's attempt to apologize was a nice touch.

I have no problem with the scene in the Netherrealm. Hanzo still hasn't learned of Quan Chi's involvement in his family's death at this point. He met them as Onis while under Quan Chi's control, not as hired guns when trying to kill him.

Havik could rip out his head in Deception. Chaosrealmers are not easily killed. I love it because there's room for a return. We don't have a lunatic loose cannon on the current roster. Havik would fit that role nicely. While people didn't like his portrayal at first, I think the last few issues redeemed him. He was indeed only trying to stir shit up. The cliche villain tropes people didn't like were all Reiko's thing.

And now, let's move on to Sub-Zero reclaiming the Link Kuei. 3 issues left. Would be fun if Quan Chi came in to try to convince Hanzo to return to him, beheading Moloch in the process. It would be a nice wink to his intro.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/16/2015 11:32 PM EST
On a side note, despite my unhappiness of the direction of the comics I'd like to reiterate that it really is awesome to see all the characters usually overlooked by NRS. It's great to see one of my favourite characters Drahmin and it's great to see them use the best costume he had in the games too, the ragged mummy-esque chic w/ no mask, though undoubtedly his appearance means he's likely to die in the next few issues along with Moloch.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 12:55 AM EST
People complaining, remember, you are only reading one third of the story arc.
You need to piece it all together to gain an understanding, I think they've done a great job with it.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 02:10 AM EST
What's up with google play? This issue isn't available and neither are a bunch of older ones
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 02:47 AM EST
Why isn't Drahmin all raging and stuff? His mask is suppressed to suppress that sort of thing last I recalled.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 03:16 AM EST
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Why isn't Drahmin all raging and stuff? His mask is suppressed to suppress that sort of thing last I recalled.


I'm guessing they either forgot, retconned it or will explain it with a casual piece of exposition in the next chapter, like his rage is controllable in the Netherrealm without the mask or something.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 06:02 AM EST
I've been patient and consistently content with this comic up until now. This chapter felt rushed as hell. And more Raiden blaming for the sake of Raiden blaming like really? It wouldn't have made a difference if he kept secrets or not. And he had legit reasons.

I gotta say I was surprised at Kintaro's death, we lost all of our sub bosses.

With 3 volumes left I hope they don't waste a whole chapter on Scorpion fighting Dramin and Molock.
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 02:15 PM EST
At least we may see moloch die lol. Quan, chi, does have his head with him lol
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RE: MKX Comic digital issue 33 discussion (Spoilers)
08/17/2015 11:48 PM EST
KenshiMaster16 Wrote:
Warbro666 Wrote:
krajax Wrote:
SwingBatta Wrote:
This chapter -- and arc -- can be summed up in three words: That was it?

The climax was just so fucking rushed. Takeda didn't even DO anything in that final "battle," Havik gets killed offscreen for ALL the buildup he got in nearly every chapter beforehand, Ermac gets fucked over, Mileena's removal was like something out of a sitcom, and it's like, "Oh, the curse is suddenly broken. Who wants pizza?" Kintaro's death...don't make me laugh. And THAT'S what the Reiko Accords were?
Lastly, why is Scorpion again rubbing elbows with Drahmin and Moloch in the Netherealm?? Deadly Alliance, anyone?

Just...ugh. Kittelsen and crew have proven just as inefficient, if not more than, NRS in telling a coherent, well-paced story on this game, an act that has proven itself by this point to be nothing short of impossible.


The story was bound to be non-canon. This should not come as a surprise.


It is canon. It's been confirmed canon multiple times. It's just not well written canon. I really get the feeling Kittelson had a much grander story he wanted to tell with the characters, but was limited with the amount of issues he had to release.

R.I.P. Kintaro


This. And it's blatantly obvious that he was given a very early draft of the script. Too many problems with that inconsistencies was likely caused by NRS changing up the script before the final draft. That's not Kittelsen's fault though as he likely had deadlines to meet and couldn't wait around for NRS to hand over the final draft so won't judge his work on that.

As for this issue and the coming wrap up, I'm satisfied. It's more than what I wanted and only adds to the "depth" of the story they were trying to tell. It also kept me entertained learning of what happened in-between major titles and what all the characters NRS will never use were up to. That was the major plus of this comic and on that front, it delivered.

I'm not gonna sit here and piss and moan over the problems between the comic and the game because let's face it, NRS's writing has never been stellar or without its problems so this is just another crease in the already wrinkled suit. At least it was entertaining and managed to do more justice to a lot of these characters, more-so than NRS did for them.



Exactly, well said
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