11.5.2009

Astonishing X-Men Motion Comic

Check out this Marvel Motion Comic based upon Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s Astonishing X-Men #1.

Wondering what is a Motion Comic?  Essentially they take pre-existing artwork and move the drawings, enhance the artwork, record the dialogue, and add sound effects to create a near-animation experience.  It’s a neat way to animate your favorite stories while preserving the artwork.

I did not read these issues of X-Men, however, I enjoyed watching the comic in this format.  Here is the synopsis: Cyclops and Emma Frost re-form the X-Men with the express purpose of “astonishing” the world. But when breaking news regarding the mutant gene unexpectedly hits the airwaves, will it derail their new plans before they even get started?

This issue is a good jumping-on point for lapsed X-Men fans like myself.  While the story was new, it definitely feels like the “classic” X-Men characters I grew up with.  If you haven’t seen this yet, give it a shot.  It’s worth your time (13 minutes and 38 seconds of your time to be exact). FYI – You’ll have to sit through about 30 seconds of commercials on the front end (since it’s Hulu).

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