I just want MK11 to have a new writer. Shawn Kittelsen does a better job on story telling in the MKX comic then the game itself did. I know MK9 suffer from similar flaws too since nearly every villain expect for Shao Kahn felt like jobbers, but I feel like the writing was still better. Shao Kahn felt like a major threat compare to Shinnok who was poorly used in the story mode. Raiden beating Shao Kahn made sense since he got the help from the Elder Gods while the Elder Gods did nothing in MKX. Not to mention Johnny's and Cassie's powers where hardly explain in the story mode.
But Vogel has 23 years of seniority over Kittelsen, plus Vogel has been there from the beginning. Seniority rules.In the comic, Kotal Kahn was awesome and I love his character. He was so well done while he feel really poor in the story mode for MKX. The story line in the MKX comic was better then the half ass story mode we got in MKX. Shawn Kittelsen is a better writer then John Vogel is in my opinion. I know MK is not a award winning series for it's writing, but that does mean it can't have a great story.
Comparing Kittelsen and the story mode writers is very silly. Kittelsen has hundreds of pages and issues upon issues to build a complex plot and flesh out his characters. Vogel and his team had to produce a tight four hour movie structured to allow 12 of the cast members to have their own single chapter.
It's a totally different format with different demands. I think the story mode team did a great job with a difficult task. The comic, meanwhile, often feels chock full of filler to me.
But Vogel has 23 years of seniority over Kittelsen, plus Vogel has been there from the beginning. Seniority rules.
Seniority doesn't excuse piss poor writing for 2 characters.
Regardless of "seniority," the fact remains that Vogel did a shit job with Kotal Kahn and Ferra / Torr, and Kittlesen did a MUCH better job of giving the characters a better origin story and explained them better.
If "seniority" is the only reason that Vogel still has a job, then that's a terrible reason.
Veterans have special privileges not afforded to rookies.
Maybe it is time for Vogel to step off and for NRS to hire a new and more competent writer who can make the story of MK more interesting than "Green glow makes me a hero!".