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Today, Midway announced they’ll be hosting a Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe panel with MK co-creator Ed Boon and comic scribe Jimmy Palmiotti on Friday, July 25 at Comic-Con 2008.

Worlds Collide: The Making of Midway’s Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe – Ed Boon (Mortal Kombat) and Jimmy Palmiotti (Painkiller Jane) discuss how two billion-dollar entertainment franchises collide as Mortal Kombat warriors battle DC superheroes for the first time ever in this highly anticipated video game. Join Ed Boon and Jimmy Palmiotti for an exclusive look at never-before-seen gameplay, the unveiling of key characters on the game’s roster, as well as a Q&A session for Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe! All panel attendees will receive an exclusive, limited edition Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe Comic-con 2008 poster. Friday, July 25th 11:15AM – 12:15PM, Room 6B.

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  1. Rodrigo
    June 26, 2008 at 3:09 pm — Reply

    wow, the more I see of this game the worse it looks

  2. June 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm — Reply

    So, dude-in-yellow (sorry, I don’t know the Mortal Kombatants names) apparently fast enough to not only catch Flash’s arm but also kidney punch him before Flash smack the Mortal Krap out of him is also, apparently, slow enough to get his ### handed to him by (and be begging for mercy from) Batman.

    Sounds about right. Morrison write this?

  3. June 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm — Reply

    This game has the potential to be entirely awesome … or EPIC FAIL. I’m leaning towards fail.

  4. MakeMineMarvel
    June 27, 2008 at 7:05 am — Reply

    This game’s imagery looks great, but the concept doesn’t make any sense.

    Most of the DC characters are simply overpowered compared to the MK crowd. Batman might fit in (Will he have a Deux Ex Machina special move once his “prep time” meter has filled up?) but just thinking about match ups like Sub Zero vs. Superman are preposterous. If Superman’s health meter decreases because an ice-powered ninja smacks him, then that’s not Superman. And if they contrive some stupid plot device to power up the ninja, then that’s not Sub Zero.

    and if they actually handled this logically, where Supes could stand there all day and not even budge from the best Sub Zero has to offer. Then a blink of heat vision vaporizes Subzee, well who would play that game more than twice?

  5. June 27, 2008 at 8:38 am — Reply

    The Mortal Kombat characters are superhuman already. Kabal’s tornado attack allows for super-speed, Raiden (among others) can fly, all of them shoot rays out of various orifices.

    Why is it so hard to suspend disbelief that an undead MAGIC NINJA could injure a man who has a known weakness to magic?

  6. steviecool
    June 27, 2008 at 9:21 am — Reply

    Mortal Kombat without fatalities is like a DC Comic without continui-

    – Oh, you DID buy Final Crisis and Death of the New Gods? I’ll stop here, then.

  7. June 27, 2008 at 9:26 am — Reply

    Why would Superman be within the undead MAGIC NINJA (!)’s range?

    Why wouldn’t Superman simply say, “Hey, this is an undead MAGIC NINJA (!!). Perhaps I should employ my heat vision from orbit, rather than standing right here where he can bitch slap me with all of his MAGIC NINJA (!!!) awesomeness” … ?

    Beyond that, I think there’s a basic misunderstanding about Superman’s supposed weakness to magic and MAGIC NINJAs (!!!!). Superman’s weakness is that magic affects him like it does normal guys — so a blade that is magically sharp can cut him and a spell that’d turn a man into a frog would work on him as normal.

    But, unless our MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!) jujitsu skills are also magical, or his MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!!) bones are somehow enhanced not to break when karate chopping Kryptonians (or, you know, really dense metal or whatever), the first punch thrown in this fight is going to look a lot like the trucker in the greasy spoon punching Christopher Reeve in Superman II (you know, after he got his powers back). And, the only weapon in our MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!!!)’s arsenal is his freeze blast which, one would think, Superman could figure out how to avoid after taking a shot or two.

    Superman’s taken multiple magical lightning bolts from a guy shouting ‘Shazam!’ and he’s taken a blow to the face from a ‘magical’ hammer thrown by a Norse God. So, I guess I’m just still not seeing how MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!!!!) and all of his MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!!!!!) hoo-doo is going to even muss the Man of Steel’s hair.

  8. Mark I.
    June 27, 2008 at 10:26 am — Reply

    But see, who would win in a fight between Mighty Mouse and Superman?

  9. MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    June 27, 2008 at 11:24 am — Reply

    I shall induce the mighty powers of magic Plot Induced Stupidity and Stuperman shall stand there and take my MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!) attack. He will then conveniently forget that he has super strength, speed, flight, heat vision, and breath that rivals my very own freezing powers. Instead, he’ll drink the Kryptonite Slushee I give to him just because he’s pretty dumb like that.

    So the holy kryptonian shall tremble before my MAGIC NINJA (!!!!) awesomeness!

    But keep that powerless, mortal, human in a goofy cape and cowl away from me. There’s nothing I can do to stop him. When I fight him, I forget that I have super powers!

  10. Maximus Rift
    June 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    I can’ believe nobody though this up.

    He’s a NINJA. He probably poisoned superman with undetectable kryptonite ninja poison before the match happened. :P

    BTW: (http://www.lilformers.com/index.php/2008/06/02/lil-formers-101-mortal-kombat-vs-dc-comics/) for someones idea of how the game will be.

  11. Tobias Drake
    June 27, 2008 at 2:08 pm — Reply

    These fighters have been breaking blocks of solid diamond in minigames since their very first appearance. Just wanted to throw that out there for people who find it ridiculous that they could hurt Superman.

  12. June 27, 2008 at 2:26 pm — Reply

    What if we find it equally ridiculous that they can break blocks of solid diamond … ?

  13. Tobias Drake
    June 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm — Reply

    What if we find it equally ridiculous that a man in underwear can shoot laser beams out of his eyes? I’m not saying that Mortal Kombat doesn’t err on the side of the fantastic, simply that it’s no more incredulous than the superheroes.

    The question isn’t “Which is more plausible as a character, Scorpion or Superman?” The question is simply, “Can Scorpion hold his own against Superman?” Superman’s strong. Scorpion’s strong. Superman has heat vision. Scorpion is skeleton burning with eternal hellfire in a skinsuit. Superman is durable. Scorpion is durable. Superman can fly. Scorpion can teleport.

    It really isn’t as one-sided as everyone seems to think.

  14. Alex
    June 29, 2008 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    It would have been better if Capcom made Mavel versus DC. Nowadays Mortal Kombat games just don’t appeal to me anymore. They’re either mediocre or not worth buying.

  15. June 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Scorpion is skeleton burning with eternal hellfire in a skinsuit …

    What is the skinsuit made out of? I mean, one would think that it would have to be some sort of polymer because, frankly, I’m not sure how durable actual flesh really is when covering a ‘skeleton burning with eternal hellfire’.

    In all of your exposition, you could’ve simply said that he’s a MAGIC NINJA (!!!!!!!!!) and summed that all up. I still think that, frankly, trying to compare anyone from Mortal Kombat with Superman, you’re making quite a stretch. As Lore Sjöberg said: “Superman-based interactive entertainment products tend to be very bad, because an accurate Superman game would have one button labeled ‘Use Powers’ and you would press it and win.”

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