Progress marches on and apparently its not enough to read good comics, now they have to move too. Oh well, can’t stop progress I guess. Besides, as much as I might hate to say it as a fan of reading, this new Spider-Woman motion comic (aka MOCO) does look pretty darn cool. Don’t understand what I’m talking about?
Well, fortunately, we’ve got all the info you could possibly need about this new offering from the folks at Marvel, via an official press release. Of course, we’ve also got some awesome screen shots of the MOCO after the jump, so be sure and check those out!
MARVEL LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER ORIGINAL MOTION COMIC
First episode available on iTunes on August 19, 2009
If the pages of Marvel Comics could move, what would they look like? Wonder no more! Marvel Comics announced the launch of its first ever original motion comic, Spider-Woman. The legendary, Eisner-award winning Brian Michael Bendis wrote the story of Spider-Woman, with art by Eisner Award winning artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil and Stephen King’s N. Mobisodes). The first episode of Spider-Woman will be available on iTunes beginning August 19, 2009, with additional episodes released every two weeks.
There will be five episodes of Spider-Woman, each running 10-12 minutes. The first episode will be available exclusively on iTunes for 99 cents for the first two weeks. After the first two weeks all episodes will cost $1.99. This is the first time an original Marvel motion comic will be made available for fans to download and own.
Fans will be able to purchase the first episode on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewTVSeason?id=325963894&s=143441 on August 19, 2009. For more information on motion comics please visit Marvel.com at www.marvel.com/motion_comics
“This innovative new Spider-Woman motion comic will undoubtedly thrill Marvel fans both new and old—it’s nothing they’ve ever seen before,” said John Dokes, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Marvel Entertainment, Inc. “We’re excited to present Spider-Woman across multiple platforms and digital devices this August, enabling fans to download the episodes to their mobile phone, iPod or computer and enjoy a Marvel fix anytime, anywhere. This new motion comic is the latest in an array of exciting new things to come from the Marvel Digital Media Group.”
Remaining true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking graphics, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe, here comes the all-new, all-awesome Marvel Motion!
Watch and hear your favorite comics, authors and artists come alive. You’ve never seen Marvel move like this.