As I’m impatient I usually order DC’s excellent animated films from America as it takes us a long time to get them here in Oz. However the great animated films like Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, etc are now readily available here which is great news. Now I’ve just (accidentally) discovered that the Marvel Knights Motion Comics will be available at JB Hi-Fi stores around the country from December 1. Hopefully they’ll promote them more for the Christmas shopping season. Based directly on respected runs within the Marvel comics these mature and great looking films are all $30 and on DVD and Blu-Ray. These are very high quality fluidly animated films that really bring the original art to life. The titles are Astonishing X-Men: Gifted (by far the best one, based on the work of Joss Whedon and John Cassady), Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D, Iron Man: Extremis and Black Panther. All are visually different and a great intro to the characters and comics themselves. There’s no mention of the special features but I assume, like the U.S versions there will also be trailers, interviews and the like. Check them out here and some of the motion comics in action here.
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