Warner premieres so called Motion Comics with highly anticipated debut Episodes of "Watchmen" and "Batman: Mad Love".
Motion Comics use subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork to bring comic books to life and enjoy them as video shorts.
The debut episode of DC Comics' "Watchmen" is now available exclusively as a free iTunes download for the next two weeks via Entertainment Weekly's website. Beginning August 2nd, the debut "Watchmen" Motion Comic will be available on the iTunes Store for purchase and download for $1.99.
In addition, the Eisner Award-winning "Batman: Mad Love" starring Batman, The Joker and Harley Quinn can be downloaded to own from Xbox Live and available on Verizon Wireless' V CAST Video service starting July 22nd. A full lineup of "Warner Premiere's Motion Comics" and release dates will be announced shortly after Comic-Con.
"Watchmen" takes viewers through the critically acclaimed DC Comics and Hugo award-winning graphic novel by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Set in 1985 at the height of the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, costumed avengers have been banned with the exception of two - The Comedian and Rorschach. During this time the mysterious murder of a United States government official named Edward Blake occurs in New York, possibly by Soviet Communists. It is later confirmed that Blake is actually a costumed avenger - The Comedian. The news of the murder is discovered by his fellow costumed avenger, Rorschach, who sets out to discover the murderer.
During his search viewers discover whether Rorschach is really insane or if he's uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and, even worse, millions of innocent civilians. On the run from the law, Rorschach reunites with his former teammates in a desperate attempt to save the world and their lives. But what they uncover will shock them to their very core and change the face of the planet. Following two generations of masked superheroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story -- the story of The Watchmen.
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