Mortal Kombat X has been moved to being released on Sunday rather than Tuesday. I’ll keep posting my reviews every Wednesday if that’s cool with you Broken Infinite Crew. That said lets get into issue 2 of Mortal Kombat X entitled “Scorpions Apprentice”.
With this issue we get some more history into Scorpion (Hanzo) as he trains Fox and Takeda. Throughout the issue we see this sort of friendship I want to say between Fox and Takeda grow as the two spar with one another. Also, Raiden shows up in this issue and givens Scorpion a warning.
Writer Shawn Kittelsen again handles these characters and the mythology so well. With how big and complex the Mortal Kombat mythos has become. Its nice to see it broken down into an easily understandable entry point. I don’t feel as though the characters and their history boggle down the story. It honestly feels like a fresh take on this world and the characters that are in it.
We have two fantastic scenes, one of them involving Raiden’s appearance into the book. Dexter Soy and Veronica Gandini make Raiden’s design look amazing but also mysterious. The second fantastic scene involves Fox and Takeda. I won’t say the scene exactly but I will compliment Veronica and Dexter’s handling on the scene. The scene could have been focused on the “shock-factor gore” but its not. Its more “lets show a bit of violence and the consequences that come along with it” and I love it. You would think Mortal Kombat X would play up the gore, violence, and shock factor but the way the creative team uses it. Its done very well so hats off to the creative team.
The only bad thing I have to say is that I feel like this first arc will be introducing more characters to the reader. Not that its a bad thing of course but I worry the plot will slow down to make sure we know everyone before diving into the good stuff.
Overall Broken Infinite Crew, Mortal Kombat X continues to be a solid series two issues in. Its a very entertaining book and I can see this becoming a huge hit this year.
Rating: 4/5 Stars