Coming off the heels of the Spider-Woman motion comic, Marvel is now launching a motion comic depicting Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s run on Astonishing X-Men.
Marvel was kind enough to provide us with the trailer for the first episode…
iFanboy presents the exclusive Astonishing X-Men Motion Comics Episode #1 Trailer:
Now, what do we think? Before you fly off the handle about it, remember the credits: John Cassaday and Neal freakin’ Adams co-directed this, so if the original artist has signed off on it and is most likely proud of it, then it’s hard to get too up in arms about it.
That said, I have to admit, compared to Spider-Woman, this one is kinda weird. In the spectrum of motion comics to animation, this one feels way closer to animated than I would have thought, and it’s kinda spooky to see Cassaday’s art come to life in this way. It reminds me of watching animatronic shows at Disneyworld, where the characters are moving, but you know they’re not real because the movement’s aren’t natural. But it’s an interesting take, and John Cassaday and Neal Adam’s collaboration on this is enough to get me to watch the first episode.
What do you think?
Marvel is proud to unveil the newly trailer to the hotly anticipated Astonishing X-Men motion comic, based on the seminal comic story by superstar scribe Joss Whedon (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) and renowned artist John Cassaday (Captain America). This is your latest peek at Marvel’s newest original motion comic (available October 28th on iTunes) as the X-Men embark on a bold new mission! Discover more at www.marvel.com/motioncomics, bub!