January 21th, 2012
Spark Comic #29 - Kortal Mombat
I'm very sorry to all fans who have been checking in to see this week's Spark Comic. I've had a busy week that was awesome but a few unfortunate circumstances, communication issues with my tablet one day, and a starting of a new internship on top of that, it made it difficult to find time to do this, although the first 2 issues were my biggest problems. Next week's comic should be on schedule to release on Jan. 24.
This is a continuation of last week's Mortal Kombat comic, as you can tell. Introducing a 3rd character named Lex Luthonde, alongside myself, Jordan Sparks, and Kim Ko (I don't think I ever remembered to write the pink haired girl's name down before, I really need to post a character sheet soon.), taken from Spark Comic #21 who is based off a friend of mine. I've been thinking of more ideas that are less game character oriented and featuring more characters based on friends of mine, so hopefully I can pan those out.
While I never actually played the game with Lex, but the same principle still applies. The first and only I played Mortal Kombat, at one point my opponent performed a Babality on me while I was trying os Kratos. I was instantly mindfucked. I literally had no clue what the hell just happened and just quit playing right then and there since I couldn't help but feel some humilation eminating from that. I just walked away while thinking "What the fuck just happened." I found out eventually that it was actually part of the game and applicable to every character whereas I thought it was just some special feature for only Kratos. While drawing this comic, I watched all the babalities on Youtube and some of them are hilariously cute, which is especially ironic considering it's Mortal-Freaking-Kombat.
I think my question still applies though and it's been something I've wondered about for years despite not playing any MK games besides the original. How do you make a franchise where nobody can fight and emerge with their spines still attached? Even for fighting games where we just fuck all logic and enjoy the fun can't make me ignore that lingering question. After last week's comic I started looking into Mortal Kombat's loose excuse for a cannon and found out the only death that really stuck was Sub Zero's after Scorpion kills him. Then Subby's younger brother becomes the new Sub-Zero and the dead one because Noob Salbot (Heheh, Noob...). Honestly, I just gave up trying to figure out the story of Mortal Kombat. BlazBlue made more sense than this and I barely have any clue what the fuck happened in that game's plot. In the end though, these are fighting games and if you're playing them for a deep story, you're barking up the wrong tree.
See you next comic!