Marvel Comics – Marvel Superhero week

This is Marvel Superhero week. There are a number of Marvel motion comics available on instant Netflix. These motion comics use the actual comic panels from the comics and minimally animate them and provide professional voice-acting. It all creates a very nice effect.

WATCH: Iron Man: Extremis (2010) – Rated TV-MA

The famed Marvel Comics superhero continues his epic animated adventures in the 21st century by taking on his old foe Mallen, who’s gotten his hands on a nanotechnology serum called Extremis that transforms humans into deadly super-soldiers.

WATCH: Spider-Woman: Agent of SWORD (2009) – Rated TV-MA

After an incident in her childhood, Jessica Drew is fated to become a full-blown superhero in this animated action series. Allied with the S.W.O.R.D. counterintelligence agency, the female Spidey defends Earth from multiple alien threats.

WATCH: Astonishing X-Men: Gifted (2009) – Rated TV-MA

From Joss Whedon and John Cassaday comes a new vision of the X-Men, propelling the often-conflicted, mutant superheroes into the 21st century. This animated feature brings the comic books alive with stunning graphics and dynamic voice actors. Cyclops and Emma Frost seek to reform the X-Men with a vigorous clarity of purpose, but when a “cure” for mutants is discovered, their plan is threatened, and ferocious enemies test them to their limits.

I have recommended all of these as WATCH simply because you should see how these are done. The main drawback is that these are stupidly broken up into “episodes” which really hurts their watchability.  Probably the easiest to get into would be Astonishing X-Men by Joss Whedon and Spider-Woman is the hardest as it takes place during the recent Skrull invasion storyline.

Please do not mistake these for the animated X-Men, Iron Man, Avengers, and Spider-Man series (all of which are also available on instant Netflix). Every word in the motion comics is taken from the comics themselves. These are certainly not for everyone because they are basically someone reading a comic to you while you watch but they are interesting.