Mortal Kombat 11 won't be supported by a new series of comics, says Shawn Kittelsen. The Mortal Kombat X maxi-series writer put the kibosh on expectations for a sequel, ruling out any new series, while answering a fan's question on Twitter. See the tweet embedded below:

Mortal Kombat X continued a comic book model started with DC's Injustice tie-in, lasting twelve issues in print, with strong presence in digital distribution.

The ensemble series fleshed out a five year gap between Mortal Kombat (2011) and the Mortal Kombat X video game sequel, introducing several of the new characters with a stronger focus on characterization. Kotal Kahn's history and noble interests were a feature, with Erron Black and D'Vorah garnering early cult attention.

Focusing on the Special Forces heroes and rise of Outworld's Emperor Kotal Kahn; MKX issues were both lauded and criticized for the handling of fighters not featured in the game. Most characters who didn't make playable appearances joined the list of MKX casualties. Inconsistent details between the comics and game, though largely avoided, proved unpopular with die hard fans seeking an expansion of canon.

Mortal Kombat has a long and tenured history with comic books designed to expand the plot of the games. The Mortal Kombat X series ended with a cliffhanger teasing the restoration of Goro's arms -- lost during the series in a fight with Kotal Kahn, but mysteriously restored for game inclusion -- and his involvement with Daegon and The Dragon King. It is unknown if this will play out in the new game, but Kittelsen assures, "... the comics still matter. They won’t be forgotten!"

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