NYCC: DC Comics Announces Mortal Kombat X Digital Series

Can you say, "Finish him?"

DC Comics announced that the world of Mortal Kombat is coming to comics with "Mortal Kombat X" at New York Comic Con today. The digital-exclusive series, which launches in January 2015, will serve a prequel to the upcoming Mortal Kombat X video video game. Ah, synergy.

Popular DC Comics artist Ivan Reis will provide the covers. The creative team of writer Shawn Kittelsen and artist Dexter Soy will tell a story that takes place 25 years after the events of "Mortal Kombat," the 2011 video game that relaunched the franchise. The rebooted Mortal Kombat universe still includes many of the classic Mortal Kombat characters, including Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Jax, Jade, Kano, and more.

So, yes, you can say "Finish him!"