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July 11 2012

Astonishing X-Men Blu-ray Collection announced. It'll be out on November 13th and will collect all four of the motion comics (Gifted, Dangerous, Torn and Unstoppable).

Thanks, dunno what happened there. I've never seen the motion comics, are they any good?
Me neither. I loved the comics though.
I watched the first one, for the Gifted arc, awhile ago and have seen some of the other Marvel motion comics. Overall I think it's quite an unfortunate trend. I suppose the idea is to get viewers who wouldn't normally read comics but the effect is pretty bad. The art is just not meant to be animated, and often it isn't, like the camera is just panning across the panels. Plus the voice acting is hit or miss. I don't see why they aren't pushing the actual comics more, especially considering how available they are in digital stores and tablet apps.
Am I remembering right that these motion comics use guys (maybe the same guy) for all the voices? Or was that Buffy?

Either way, it was super distracting.

[ edited by Jobo on 2012-07-11 17:18 ]
@JoBo - no, you aren't. The Buffy motion comic had individual actors for each voice (Maybe some did different voices? Even on fully animated shows that is common - on on Futurama, Fry and the Professor and a couple other characters are all by the same voice actor).
Yeah, I'm used to the same actor playing different characters, but this was like... a man doing the voice for Emma Frost and Kitty Pryde (and not super-convincingly). Hard for me to get past.
I really think they should let the comics be comics. The Gifted arc was just a mess in terms of voicing and panning, and it didn't add anything valuable to the great storytelling and art Joss and John came up with, imo.

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