Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quickie comic review: Spider-Woman No. 1 (and the motion comics, too)

Posted By on Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 12:38 PM

Spider-Woman No. 1

Published by Marvel Comics. Written by Brian Michael Bendis. Art by Alex Maleev.

The Deal: I checked out the first issue of Marvel's new Spider-Woman series — but only after checking out the first two episodes of her highly promoted motion comic. Material in those motion comics was basically the same stuff found in this first issue. The release of the motion comic marked the first time this new Web-based medium was used to launch a comic book series.

The Verdict: For the most part I liked the motion comics. Some of the dialogue was clunky and there wasn't a ton of action, but the visuals were attractive and the animation moved smoothly without looking cheesy. In other words, it was light years better than those old Marvel cartoons form the 1960s. To illustrate my point here's a look at the motion comic:

And here's a look at one of those old Marvel cartoons:

Anyway, when it came time to read the print edition, I found that I wasn't too excited because I already knew the story. Just something to think about before you clunk down hard-earned cash for either version of this new comic.

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