Looks like motion comics are becoming all the rage! Just a few weeks after we announced the Jonah Hex motion comic from the DC Universe, Marvel strikes back featuring an X-Men title. The animated DVD, Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, is a production from Marvel Knights Animation and Shout! Factory, sporting Joss Whedon’s and John Cassaday’s team of mutants. Marvel claims the film, due for release on September 28th, will “remain true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, with groundbreaking visuals, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe.”
Professor Charles Xavier’s X-Men – the aggressive Wolverine, conflicted Beast and newly returned Kitty Pryde, led by Cyclops and Emma Frost – find themselves confronted with Dr. Kavita Rao, who has developed a controversial ‘mutant cure.’ Now they’re up against science, prejudice and a mysterious new foe named Ord! Can the X-Men protect the world’s mutants against this powerful new alien menace and the ‘cure’ that threatens to rid them of their unique abilities forever?
-A Conversation with Joe Quesada and Neal Adams
-Astonishing X-Men “Rise Up” music video
-Astonishing X-Men trailer
-Visual history of the characters
-Behind-the-scenes: Marvel Knights Animation
-Marvel Super Heroes: What The – ?
-Artists gallery – John Cassaday
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted box art