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5.0 out of 5 stars Joss Whedon's Story in an Astonishingly Good Motion Comic, April 10, 2012
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This review is from: Marvel Knights: Astonishing X Men, Dangerous (DVD)
Marvel Knights' second X-Men motion comic is a great addition to any x-fan's collection. Joss Whedon's run at writing Astonishing X-Men was one of the greatest in Marvel history. The motion comic adaptation takes the comic book story that made Marvel history and creates an entertaining cartoon version that will appeal to readers of of the comic as well as to a new audience.

Motion comics look as though someone was able to animate the spaces between the panels of a comic book. It makes for an interesting hybrid genre that is not quite an animated cartoon but a lot more than static pictures on a page. The voice actors for Dangerous are spot-on. Wolverine is gruff without being over the top.

There are a few "cons" to the motion comics. The episodes are short (six episodes, each under 15 minutes-ish). The DVD case is very minimalist: a slim case with a cardboard front. I would have liked an insert or episode list. And I really would have appreciated a case that snapped close. However, these packaging issues aside Dangerous in particular and motion comics in general are a lot of fun to watch.

Dangerous features some great action and spotlights a lot of the X-Men's younger members including Kitty Pryde and Armor. I can recommend this DVD to anyone looking for some animated X-citement.
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