Marvel bringing motion comics to iTunes

Marvel is one of the big two comic publishers, so we look to them for probably first when it comes to innovations in comic books. At NY Comic Con Marvel announced they were going a step further when it comes to comics delivery. And Joe Quesada was on hand to make the announcement. "This has been an ongoing conversation I've had with our publisher Dan Buckley I'd say for the last two to three years," Quesada reveals. "It became very, very evident to me that as technology moves forward, there will come a day where we'll be able to not just create animation based upon our comic books and our characters and stories that we've told, but there will come a time when eventually we'll be able to take existing comic art, the flat, static art, and be able to animate it." The first Marvel property to get the motion comic treatment will be Amazing Spider-Woman by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev, followed by Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday. These works are sort of pilots for what is hoped to be a longer term program of distribution through iTunes and other digital distribution outlets. The electronic distribution channels definitely have a wider audience than traditional paper comics, but there's no way to know if they'll actually catch on or not. Marvel bringing motion comics to iTunes