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Digital ComicsIDW PublishingTransformers

As the new Transformers movie makes its debut overseas, IDW dropped off a note to remind us that Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen can be read in digital comic form over at the iTunes app store. “E-publishing is clearly becoming an important part of the comics world, and IDW is leading the way,” said company CEO Ted Adams in a prepared statement. “With these new apps, people who have never even been to a comic book store can now begin enjoying this great medium in a whole new way.” The twelve new movie-related digital comics are a must-read for all

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AnimationBatmanDCPress ReleaseWarner Bros.

The big trend in promoting comics has been taking a series or issue and turning it into a “Motion Comic”.  This is where the art is scanned or imported into a motion graphics application like Adobe After Effects, and then manipulated to give the illusion you are watching an animated feature.  I’ve seen some really good stuff, and I’ve seen some absolute drek. The latest comic to get the treatment is the old Batman: Black and White series from DC Comics.  I’ve watched the trailer and it does look pretty good, and will more than likely check out the ten

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BatmanMoviesWarner Bros.

Burbank, Calif., October 8, 2008 — Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution today announced the renowned graphic album “Batman: Black & White” and graphic novel “Superman: Red Son” are being developed into short-form digital Motion Comics. In addition the first and highly anticipated second chapter of the “Watchmen” Motion Comics are now available for download via iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox Live and the Sony PlayStation Store. Summary editions of the “Watchmen” Motion Comics are available to Verizon Wireless V Cast customers as well as Sprint TV customers via the DC Comics Channel.

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AnimationDCVideoWarner Bros.Watchmen

First it was Invincible getting the animated treatment, now Warner Bros. is announcing something very similar. UPDATE: I just finished watching the 22 minute Chapter 1, and I must say it looks really good.  The images are taken from the graphic novel, and do include word balloons and the like, but what makes this one stand out is that the panels are animated, with the figures moving, and shifting through the scene.  The only thing that would have made this first episode better would have been if they could have gotten the character’s mouths to move.  Other than that, it

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