THE PREQUEL TO THE VIDEO GAME PHENOMENON IS HERE! years, a tenuous peace has existed between the realms, time enough for old champions to fall and a new generation to rise. But peace can never last for long . . . Thunder God Raiden has seen visions of a great evil entering our world, one so powerful it could change the very face of the universe. The one hope to stop the sinister force lies in six ancient relics, mystical blades imbued with the Blood Magick of the One Being-the Kamidogu daggers. Raiden and his allies are not the only ones searching for the all-powerful weapons. Another has spent years acquiring each blade through cunning and guile. For not only can the Kamidogu daggers contain a god, they also have the power to create one . . . Kombatants old and new will fight for the future of our realm and the realms beyond in this red-hot debut by writer Shawn Kittelsen. Together with artists Dexter Soy (DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE) and Veronica Gandini (JUSTICE LEAGUE BEYOND 2.0), they'll start this action-packed newest chapter in the Mortal Kombat saga off with a bloodbath!
The bloody finale of the best-selling digital-first series that leads into the hit video game! The Thunder God Raiden and his champions saved Earthrealm from the Elder God Shinnok and his undead army, but a greater threat now rises on the shores of Shang TsungÕs Island. Havik, the Cleric of Chaos, has allied himself with General Reiko, who has been made unkillable by the same Kamidogu Blood Majik that enhances his forces and possesses the daughters of Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, and ÒJaxÓ BriggsÑas well as Raiden himself. To stop Reiko from becoming a Blood God and Havik from obtaining the all-powerful Amulet of Shinnok, Earthrealm and OutworldÕs greatest Kombatants must put aside their mutual hatred and join forces. But when the combined might of Kotal Kahn, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, and Ermac isnÕt enough to turn their foes into fatalities, all hope for EarthrealmÕs salvation may rest with the least likely heroÑScorpionÕs lowly apprentice, Takeda Takahashi! From writer Shawn Kittelsen and artists including Dexter Soy (DC UNIVERSE VS. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE), Igor Vitorino (Green Hornet) and Daniel Sampere (BATGIRL), MORTAL KOMBAT X VOL. 3: BLOOD ISLAND collects issues #9-12.
The quest for the Kamidogu daggers continuesÉFight! Great changes are coming to Outworld and Earthrealm alike. Whether they seek to protect the worlds of gods and men or to rule them, Kombatants new and old are heading towards bloody conflict. Hoping to thwart the coming evil, Raiden has conscripted Hanzo Hasashi-Scorpion-and his charge, Takeda Takahashi, to gather the mystical Kamidogu daggers. Their journey leads them to an old foe who holds one of the powerful cursed weapons-Kuai Liang, the ninja known as Sub-Zero! With Sub-Zero corrupted by the Blood Magik of the dagger and Scorpion's deadly thirst for vengeance, the two will lock in a Mortal Kombat for the ages! Elsewhere, Kotal Kahn faces a challenge to his rule from the scorned tribe of the Shokan. King Gorbak is leading an army of Shokan and Oni warriors powerful enough to decimate the Emperor of Outworld. Though Kahn refuses to unleash his Kamidogu's Blood Magik again, he has an unlikely group of allies in the Earthrealmers Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. The pair only wishes to rescue their daughter from the clutches of Reiko, but first they'll have to help Kahn protect his throne-which means an alliance with Kano and the Black Dragon! Writer SHAWN KITTELSEN continues his epic debut with the help of artists DEXTER SOY (DC UNIVERSE VS MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE), IGOR VITORINO (Green Hornet) and DANIEL SAMPERE (BATGIRL) as they paint the blood-soaked story that leads into the video game phenomenon in MORTAL KOMBAT X: BLOOD GODS! Collects issues #5-8.
Years ago, a great war between realms brought the universe to the brink of destruction. In their most desperate hour, Earthrealm's champions rallied in strength and spirit‹saving their world from the forces of evil. In the years that followed, there existed a peace between realms for the first time since the Mortal Kombat tournaments began. But peace did not last for long...