Get Gifted With Whedon's X-Men Motion Comic Trailer

Never mind the Mouse, Marvel is playing its Joss Whedon card for the next Motion Comic series to come from the publisher: Here's the trailer for the upcoming Astonishing X-Men: Gifted.

Marvel's official PR for the project follows:

Marvel is proud to unveil the first full-length trailer to the hotly anticipated Astonishing X-Men: Gifted motion comic, based on the seminal comic story by superstar scribe Joss Whedon (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) and renowned artist John Cassaday (Captain America). Now you can get your first look 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, bub!


For those who think the storyline seems kind of familiar, you're right; it "influenced" the plot of X-Men: The Last Stand, much to Whedon's dissatisfaction. Us, we're hoping that the Disney/Marvel alliance may result in animation that doesn't remind us of Captain Pugwash.



I don't get it...why produce a 'motion comic'?.. It's close enough to an actual animated episode that they may as well take the extra two steps and go FULLY animated.

A motion-comic seems like a half-way attempt at animation, trying to blur the lines between a comic and an animated episode and does NEITHER.

I say, take the extra two steps and produce an actual animated series again.