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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