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Press Release

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.

Marvel provided a sneak peek of the first episode of this exciting new comic to a throng of fans at the “Marvel Digital Comics…and Beyond!” panel at San Diego Comic Con.

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.

About Marvel Entertainment, Inc.
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics).  Marvel’s strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online.  For more information visit www.marvel.com.


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  1. How many pages is an episode? The $1.99 is half what a paper comic costs. On which side does the financial advantage lie for the reader?

  2. I just haven’t found the desire in the motion comics. I don’t want to see the static pictures moving. If I want motion in my comics I want actual motion not some cheap looking static art being moved across a camera.

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