A ‘Graphic’ Novel

DC Comics have announced that they will be publishing a comic book series that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming fighting game, Mortal Kombat X.

This new series will “feature many favorite characters and the next generation of Kombatants,” according to DC, and will be written by Shawn Kittelsen, with illustrations by Dexter Soy and features (awesome) cover art courtesy of Ivan Reis.

So if you’re looking at picking up the game when it arrives, but you missed out on 2011’s Mortal Kombat 9 and feel out of the loop as far as the plot is concerned, then this comic book series should bring you up to speed.

The first episode of the Mortal Kombat X comic series is set to debut in January 2015; the game will be released in April, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.