If this comic has any one problem, it’s that it tries to do too much. The mythology driving Mortal Kombat is incredibly complex. There are dozens of characters and numerous factions all jockeying for attention. This comic admirably tries to give each character their due, but too often it falls short.
That flaw is readily apparent in issue #7, whose three chapters offer a mish-mash of storylines. Kotal Kahn’s war with Kintaro and his armies is a central focus, but the chapters frequently shift away to reconnect with Jax and Sonya, Raiden, Scorpion, Mileena and various other familiar faces. There’s frustratingly little focus to the story. And it’s a shame, because sometimes the storytelling is pretty sound. The opening chapter devotes much of its pages to Kotal’s generals, exploring how each came into his service and where their unwavering loyalty stems from. These interludes are interesting, but generally too brief.