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Warning! Motion Comic!
on May 4, 2013
Okay, so it's a motion comic. But hey, it's one of the best writers (Joss Whedon) and best artists (John Cassaday) on one of the best X-Men stories, so what more do you want? Well, yeah, an ACTUAL animated feature would have been nice, but you can't have everything. Panel for panel, word balloon for word ballon, this is a perfect (well, for a motion comic) adaptation of the first 6 issues of Whedon/Cassaday's run on Astonishing X-Men. The remaining 18 issues are covered in the follow-up discs.
So, if you alreay have the comics, why get this? Well, the voices are pretty decent. That's really all you get that you didn't already have. Cyclops is kind of boring (well, I guess he's supposed to be boring), and Emma Frost has no trace of a fake British accent (yet there's still the odd colloquialism), otherwise, it's reasonably well done. Oh, and there's this horrible jerky effect whenever they do a pan. So, starting with 5 stars, I take away one because I just can't give a motion comic 5 stars, take away another because of the jerky effect, then give them back a star because it's Whedon and Cassaday.
Or you could just buy the comic.