Marvel’s first motion comic stars Spider-Woman

Aug. 19, 2009 | 9:08 p.m.

Here’s the trailer for “Spider-Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D.” —  the first motion comic from Marvel, which is dipping a toe into the medium that DC has been pursuing more aggressively to date. This five-part story is by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev and goes on sale today at iTunes. The episodes cost 99 cents for the first two weeks of release then jump to $1.25.

It’s interesting to consider the motion-comics marketplace. The medium hasn’t really captured the imagination of fans yet, and it’s not clear what the upside is. The funny thing for me is that, at first, motion comics and their static image and use of screen-slide approach reminded me of the 1960s’ Marvel television cartoons — the same cartoons that I simultaneously loved and mocked as a kid because they were far less “animated” than other animation. Clearly, though, the medium is advancing, and the work is becoming more eye-catching…  

— Geoff Boucher 



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One Response to Marvel’s first motion comic stars Spider-Woman

  1. Bob says:

    This is an awesome stop motion comic and the DVD is being released in June! As a DISH Network customer and employee I just wanted to let all you Spiderwoman fans in on some information. One of the many benefits of being a DISH Network customer is free access to, there you can view thousands of titles including five episodes of the Spiderwoman series for free. I can’t wait until June for the Spiderwoman DVD. When the DVD comes out I’ll have to buy it, but for now I’ll continue to enjoy Spiderwoman for free.

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