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Before and after Malibu had a crack at a ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' comic series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' [[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.

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Before and after Malibu had a crack at a ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' comic series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' [[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.


* Tuckerization: Jax's subordinate in the Special Forces is named after Steve Beran, then an artist at Midway and eventually lead art director at Netherrealm Studios.

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* Tuckerization: {{Tuckerization}}: Jax's subordinate in the Special Forces is named after Steve Beran, then an artist at Midway and eventually lead art director at Netherrealm Studios.


* MythologyGag: In the [=MK4=] comic, Sindel punishes Reptile for his services in Shao Kahn's name by sending him to eternal labour in the cobalt mines of Shokan, a location commonly seen in LiveAction/MortalKombatConquest.

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* MythologyGag: In the [=MK4=] comic, Sindel punishes Reptile for his services in Shao Kahn's name by sending him to eternal labour in the cobalt mines of Shokan, a location commonly seen in LiveAction/MortalKombatConquest.''Series/MortalKombatConquest''.


* CallBack: Sub-Zero arrives at the Temple of the Elements to find an answer. The same Temple of Elements that [[VideoGames/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero his elder brother once went to to steal Shinnok's Amulet from and would eventually use to seal Shinnok]].

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* CallBack: Sub-Zero arrives at the Temple of the Elements to find an answer. The same Temple of Elements that [[VideoGames/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero [[VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero his elder brother once went to to steal Shinnok's Amulet from and would eventually use to seal Shinnok]].


* ShoutOut: As if Scorpion's parallels to Comicbook/GhostRider couldn't be more obvious enough, the MK1 comic has him grab Sub-Zero by the robe and demand he "look into (his) eyes" in an almost lawyer-baiting imitation of Ghost Rider's Penance Stare. Said splash panel has a huge ''flaming skull in the background.''

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* ShoutOut: As if Scorpion's parallels to Comicbook/GhostRider couldn't be more obvious enough, the MK1 comic of the first game has him grab Sub-Zero by the robe and demand he "look into (his) eyes" in an almost lawyer-baiting imitation of Ghost Rider's Penance Stare. Said splash panel has a huge ''flaming skull in the background.''

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* CreatorCameo: The game's development team appear as the camera crew for Johnny Cage's commercial in the comic for II, with Ed Boon credited as director.


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* Tuckerization: Jax's subordinate in the Special Forces is named after Steve Beran, then an artist at Midway and eventually lead art director at Netherrealm Studios.


Before and after Malibu had a crack at a ''VideoGame/Mortal Kombat'' comic series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' [[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.

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Before and after Malibu had a crack at a ''VideoGame/Mortal Kombat'' ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' comic series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' [[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.


* ContinuitySnarl: To its own game even! The [=MKII=] comic has Scorpion immediately protect Sub-Zero from Reptile's attack and declare himself Sub's protector as restitution for killing his older brother, this event taking place before the main game plotline, yet the game has Scorpion not taking up this vow until his arcade ending.



* MythologyGag: In the [=MK4=] comic, Sindel punishes Reptile for his services in Shao Kahn's name by sending him to eternal labour in the cobalt mines of Shokan, a location commonly seen in MortalKombatConquest.
* PaperThinDisguise: Quan Chi claiming to be from a realm called "Treche." As in "treachery." To Sindel's credit she does seem skeptical at first (having never heard of such a realm before) up until Quan Chi offers her a pretty orb that completely catches her attention.

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* MythologyGag: In the [=MK4=] comic, Sindel punishes Reptile for his services in Shao Kahn's name by sending him to eternal labour in the cobalt mines of Shokan, a location commonly seen in MortalKombatConquest.
LiveAction/MortalKombatConquest.
* PaperThinDisguise: Quan Chi claiming to be from a realm called "Treche." As in "treachery." Said realm being besieged by a warlord named "Shil Kaad" (Literally "Shao Kahn" with a few letters changed.) To Sindel's credit she does seem skeptical at first (having never heard of such a realm or its invader before) up until Quan Chi offers her a pretty orb that completely catches her attention.attention.
* ShoutOut: As if Scorpion's parallels to Comicbook/GhostRider couldn't be more obvious enough, the MK1 comic has him grab Sub-Zero by the robe and demand he "look into (his) eyes" in an almost lawyer-baiting imitation of Ghost Rider's Penance Stare. Said splash panel has a huge ''flaming skull in the background.''


This is not to talk about the ''Mortal Kombat'' comics made by Malibu Comics. [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat they will instead be discussed here.]]

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This is not to talk about the ''Mortal Kombat'' comics made by Malibu Comics. [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat they will instead be discussed here.]]]] The ''VideoGame/MortalKombatX'' comics are also discussed in the game's page.


This is not to talk about the ''Mortal Kombat'' comics made by Malibu Comics. [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombatt they will instead be discussed here.]]

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This is not to talk about the ''Mortal Kombat'' comics made by Malibu Comics. [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombatt [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat they will instead be discussed here.]]


Before and after [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat Malibu had a crack at a Mortal Kombat comic series]], Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' [[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.

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Before and after [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat Malibu had a crack at a Mortal Kombat ''VideoGame/Mortal Kombat'' comic series]], series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' [[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.




This is not to talk about the ''Mortal Kombat'' comics made by Malibu Comics. [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombatt they will instead be discussed here.]]




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Before Malibu had a crack at a Mortal Kombat comic series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' AttractModes.

They serve to fill in backstory details about the games as best as possible although their canonicity becomes increasingly shaky. Many aspects of the plot get changed around with instances such as Baraka being something of an ally to the heroes of Earth Realm, the Shaolin Order of Light sending in another champion instead of Liu Kang, and Raiden attempting to persuade Kano and Goro to join the heroes. All in all, these comics are usually best enjoyed with loose involvement to the Mortal Kombat universe.

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Before and after [[ComicBook/MalibuComicsMortalKombat Malibu had a crack at a Mortal Kombat comic series, series]], Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' AttractModes.

[[AttractMode Attract Modes]]. There is also a comic that focused on the beginning of ''VideoGame/MortalKombatVsDCUniverse''.

They serve to fill in backstory details about the games as best as possible although their canonicity becomes increasingly shaky. Many aspects of is generally safe, though somewhat light. The ''Deception'' Comic in particular makes little sense unless you read the plot get changed around with instances such as Baraka being something of an ally associated characters' bios for more insight to the heroes of Earth Realm, the Shaolin Order of Light sending in another champion instead of Liu Kang, and Raiden attempting to persuade Kano and Goro to join the heroes. All in all, these comics are usually best enjoyed with loose involvement to the Mortal Kombat universe.characters' plots.



* CallBack: Sub-Zero arrives at the Temple of the Elements to find an answer. The same Temple of Elements that [[VideoGames/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero his elder brother once went to to steal Shinnok's Amulet from and would eventually use to seal Shinnok]].



* HypnotizeThePrincess: ''Battlewave'' focuses on Sonya being kidnapped and then hypnotized by Reptile to marry Shao Kahn. In doing this, Kahn would legally own Outworld for himself. [[HilariousInHindsight Curiously enough, it was later revealed that he did this before with Edenia]].
* MagicFromTechnology: In between the events of 3 and 4, it seems Sonya Blade and the rest of the Special Forces were able to use technology to achieve what Shang Tsung and other Outworlders did with magic: Such as opening portals with a nuclear generator. [[{{Blazblue}} Kokonoe would be proud.]]

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* HypnotizeThePrincess: ''Battlewave'' focuses on Sonya {{Interquel}}: The Deception Comic acts more like an in-between from the end of Konquest Mode [[spoiler:and Onaga's release]] to the beginnings of several character's plotlines, including Frost's burial, Mileena being kidnapped released by Baraka, and Noob discovering a deactivated Smoke.
* InterrogatedForNothing: After the first tournament, Johnny Cage finds himself adrift in the ocean when he is found by the Special Forces. Jax
then hypnotized by Reptile interrogates him rather ruthlessly about Sonya's whereabouts, only to marry Shao Kahn. In doing this, Kahn would legally own Outworld for himself. [[HilariousInHindsight Curiously enough, it was later revealed that he did this before with Edenia]].
then find a video where Kano has her hostage, completely vindicating Johnny.
* MagicFromTechnology: In between the events of 3 and 4, it seems Sonya Blade and the rest of the Special Forces were able to use technology to achieve what Shang Tsung and other Outworlders did with magic: Such as opening portals with a nuclear generator. [[{{Blazblue}} [[VideoGame/{{Blazblue}} Kokonoe would be proud.]]



* OrderVsChaos: The premise of the ''Goro: Prince of Pain'' Comics, where Goro's trapped between the machinations of Order God Abacus and Chaos God Zaggot.



* TwoBeingsOneBody: Comic-exclusive character Siang is made by the fusion of twin Shaolin Monks Sing and Sang. [[spoiler: This does get tampered with when one of the twins dies, forcing them to be merged permanently. When a dead-controlling stone gets introduced, Siang becomes partially under its control because of the merger.]]

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* TwoBeingsOneBody: Comic-exclusive character Siang is made by the fusion of twin Shaolin Monks Sing and Sang. [[spoiler: This does get tampered with when one of the twins dies, forcing them to be merged permanently. When a dead-controlling stone gets introduced, Siang becomes partially under its control because of the merger.]]


They serve to fill in backstory details about the games as best as possible although their canon status is questionable.

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They serve to fill in backstory details about the games as best as possible although their canon status is questionable.canonicity becomes increasingly shaky. Many aspects of the plot get changed around with instances such as Baraka being something of an ally to the heroes of Earth Realm, the Shaolin Order of Light sending in another champion instead of Liu Kang, and Raiden attempting to persuade Kano and Goro to join the heroes. All in all, these comics are usually best enjoyed with loose involvement to the Mortal Kombat universe.


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* HypnotizeThePrincess: ''Battlewave'' focuses on Sonya being kidnapped and then hypnotized by Reptile to marry Shao Kahn. In doing this, Kahn would legally own Outworld for himself. [[HilariousInHindsight Curiously enough, it was later revealed that he did this before with Edenia]].


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* OrderVsChaos: The premise of the ''Goro: Prince of Pain'' Comics, where Goro's trapped between the machinations of Order God Abacus and Chaos God Zaggot.


Added DiffLines:

* TwoBeingsOneBody: Comic-exclusive character Siang is made by the fusion of twin Shaolin Monks Sing and Sang. [[spoiler: This does get tampered with when one of the twins dies, forcing them to be merged permanently. When a dead-controlling stone gets introduced, Siang becomes partially under its control because of the merger.]]

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Before Malibu had a crack at a Mortal Kombat comic series, Midway did a few official comics based off of 1, 2, 4 and an unreleased one for Deception as well. The first 2 comics were advertised in their respective games' AttractModes.

They serve to fill in backstory details about the games as best as possible although their canon status is questionable.
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!!The series provides the following tropes:

* BadassInANiceSuit: Our very first introduction to the younger Sub-Zero in the [=MKII=] comic? Seeing the guy in a business suit happily offering Lin Kuei calling cards to Liu Kang and Kung Lao. He dons his more familiar ninja garb soon after, though.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Sub-Zero is at one point seen giving a command to otherwise-unknown secret character Smoke in the [=MKII=] comic, essentially showing them to be fellow Lin Kuei, which was [[VideoGame/MortalKombat3 confirmed by later games.]] A red ninja can also be seen in the same panel, and these days many a fan can be forgiven for believing it [[VideoGame/MortalKombat9 to be a human Sektor.]]
* MagicFromTechnology: In between the events of 3 and 4, it seems Sonya Blade and the rest of the Special Forces were able to use technology to achieve what Shang Tsung and other Outworlders did with magic: Such as opening portals with a nuclear generator. [[{{Blazblue}} Kokonoe would be proud.]]
* MythologyGag: In the [=MK4=] comic, Sindel punishes Reptile for his services in Shao Kahn's name by sending him to eternal labour in the cobalt mines of Shokan, a location commonly seen in MortalKombatConquest.
* PaperThinDisguise: Quan Chi claiming to be from a realm called "Treche." As in "treachery." To Sindel's credit she does seem skeptical at first (having never heard of such a realm before) up until Quan Chi offers her a pretty orb that completely catches her attention.

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