My latest INKED column at GirlGamer.com takes on not only a Dark Horse title, but the strange medium of “motion comics” itself. Check out my review of the The Strain motion comic, produced by Dark Horse and presented by Geek & Sundry.
They’re a weird little hybrid of an art form, aren’t they? I mean, why are they “motion comics” rather than just animated shorts? Well, for one thing, there’s minimal animation. In most motion comics, the the camera pans over the artwork, but the characters and objects in a scene don’t move much. Motion comics are basically like audiobooks, except that you have the added benefit of some visuals. This approach is sometimes successful (Marvel’s Spider-Woman motion comic written by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev) and sometimes not (Marvel’s Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, where whoever voiced Wolverine sounded like they took up smoking to play the part), but it is interesting to me to see how creative motion comics can get given their seemingly limited range.
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