Mortal Kombat X #1

Mortal Kombat X #1

Writer: Shawn Kittelsen Artist: Dexter Soy Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2015 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Get over here...for an all-new digital-first series set before the events of 2015's highly anticipated game Mortal Kombat X! Prepare yourself for the brutal adventures of all your favorite Mortal Kombat characters and witness the rise of the next generation of Kombatants! This premiere issue features two interlocking covers by superstar artist Ivan Reis!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 6, 2015

    In the past, books, films, television, and even some games with "Mortal Kombat" slapped onto the title have sucked, for the most part. What Mortal Kombat X does well is that it's a labor of love written by someone who loves the mythos and understands it but can still present it to a mainstream audience. This first issue is a success and even die-hard, hardcore MK fans will love this. The talent on this issue it top notch and if you're a MK fan, this is a must read. DC Digital has yet another hit on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 14, 2015

    Mortal Kombat X #1 was a fun start to the series that you must buy if you are someone who is invested in the Mortal Kombat world. Digital or physical this issue is a definite must read. Now this isn't for younger readers since this comic is rated M and is really violent. However if you're a fan of the games or just curious about the latest game in general I highly recommend adding this series to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Norby Ela Jan 15, 2015

    The timeline of this issue is basically crammed though the pacing is quite good to compensate. There are some terminologies that may be unfamiliar to non-Mortal Kombat readers though this can be solved by utilizing, well, the Google since this fighting game genre is well-known and plenty of respectable MK sites for proper guidance. Again, Mortal Kombat X #1 starts with a decent moderate pace, but with the familiar trademark MK violence and intriguing plot to feast on. I'm already excited on the other combatants in succeeding issues to come. COME HERE!!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Jan 15, 2015

    All that being said writer Shawn Kittelson is doing a lovely job at building a lot of necessary backstory that will no doubt be indispensable for fans of the Mortal Kombat series. Ir might not be everyones cup of tea, but Mortal Kombat X #1 gets my seal al approval. I also have to say that the two cover for the book featuring Scorpion and Sub-Zero are pretty amazing, so much so that I bought both of them! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Cassandra Clarke Jan 16, 2015

    An adventurous tale that reinvents our favorite ass-kicking warriors, button-smashing kinda reading that will propel you from fist to face to looking over your shoulder at next opponent/tale readied to hit Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 6, 2015

    For a first issue they really expect you to know a lot going in and that's a big hindrance to the book right from the get go.  I thought I knew enough of the Mortal Kombat story going into this but I found myself in the category of "noob" right away as I was thrust right into a story that I knew nothing about and with the digital first titles being so short, I still know nothing about what was really going on here or how it would lead into the upcoming game.  Right now I can only recommend this to people that are deep into the MK mythos because for anyone else, it really isn't user friendly. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 14, 2015

    Mortal Kombat X has its moments, but those moments are few and far between. Kittlesen shows some decent range, but at this point he doesn't really have an audience beyond those who bleed all things Kombat. A few cool sequences aside, this is a book that needs some polish before the next issue rolls around. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jan 17, 2015

    Overall, the art doesn't make up for the confusing storyline and lack of a friendly introduction into the world. At the end of this issue, I knew what was going on with the main character and his son, but little else. If you were hoping for a series that welcomed you into its world with a story that's easy to follow, you won't find it here. I'm not sure if hard core Mortal Kombat enthusiasts would feel the same as I did, this is a book that looks to cater more to them and less to the casual fan. I don't know, it may even miss the mark with the hard core audience, I know I won't be back as a casual fan. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Den Of Geek! - Gavin Jasper Jan 7, 2015

    Mortal Kombat X will continue its weekly schedule for the next few months, leading into the game's release. Who knows if it'll follow in Injustice's footsteps where they keep churning out more and more stories long after the fact. All I know is that I'd like to see where the series goes after that strong first issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 14, 2015

    Hopefully, this comic can figure out its purpose and its intended audience soon; by doing so, it may give the creative team a direction stronger than just pushing a few characters together on panel. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 14, 2015

    If you've ever wanted to get into the Mortal Kombat franchise but felt that the video games had far too much movement and interactivity for your tastes, then this comic series may have been what you've been looking for all your life. Diehards will no doubt add a couple of points to this rating, and they may be plentiful. However, as an entre to the series, it really only acts as fan-service, and no new fans are likely to be won over in the process. Read Full Review

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