Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Watchmen animated comic

You know, I kind of go back and forth on the whole animated comics thing. The process of bringing comics to semi animated life, usually for an online audience, really works sometimes, see Broken Saints, or The Maxx tv series, and other times it just ends up looking like that horrible 70s style Thundarr the Barbarian, Xerox based technology animation. Most often you end up with something that kinda mostly works, like the Marvel dotcomics. And such is case with the new Watchmen animated comic, Chapter 1 of which has just launched on iTunes for FREE.

Despite not totally working at times for all the expected reasons. What I love about this, is that it makes The Watchmen comic book even more accessible to people who might not want to read the actual comic book. It doesn't short change the comic. I definitely recommend you check it out, whether you love the book, or have never read it, you'll definitely get a bit of a sense why this comic is so renowned. And it avoids all that messy and tiresome reading aspect of reading :) besides, the voice cast is excellent. Check it out HERE.

While you're downloading you comic, have a look at this very nice pinup artwork of Sally Jupiter, as seen in the recent Watchmen trailer, care of Comingsoon.net.

Very nice. The Live action Watchmen movie hits theaters March 6th, 2009.

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