Watchmen Motion Comic Books is taking Over

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Watchmen is a 2009 film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ limited comic book series Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Matthew Goode, Stephen McHattie, and Carla Gugino. Set in 1985, the film follows a group of former vigilantes as war begins to break out between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Watchmen is also a 12-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons. Originally published by DC Comics as a monthly limited series from 1986 to 1987, it was later republished as a trade paperback, which popularized the “graphic novel” format. To date, Watchmen remains the only graphic novel to win a Hugo Award, and is also the only graphic novel to appear on Time Magazine’s 2005 list of “the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present.”

I read the graphic novel a while back and I see that there is an Motion Comic Book of the Watchmen from iTunes available now.

What is a motion comic book? It’s a new concept taken on by the comic book publishers to expand into a different media format.   It is a sort of hybrid between full animation and static comic panels, with added sound effects and voiceovers.

What does a motion comic book look like? It is pretty cool…I highly recommend this new media format.  Below is a youtube preview trailer of the Watchmen Motion Comic Book….check it out and let me know what you think.

We received a shipment of the Watchmen 13 inch figures (Dr Manhattan and Comedian) released by DC Direct.  You can buy them off our website at Action Figure Store

Counting Down: WATCHMEN figures, Series 1!

Some fans can’t wait, others dread the inevitable changes to their comic bible, and a great many more will be introduced to the characters and the events in Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN for the first time on March 6th. The movie stars Patrick Wilson as Nite Owl II, Malin Ackerman as Silk Spectre II, Jackie Earle-Haley as fan-favourite Rorschach, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as The Comedian and more equally spot-on casting choices complete the ensemble.

Naturally, with something like this coming up, DC Direct has been working on a line of merch suitable to the tastes and high expectations of WATCHMEN fans everywhere. They’ve got busts and statues, 13 inch figures and 6 inch figures, all of which look great (though I personally prefer the detail on the smaller ones). Check ’em out!

And now a word from The New Frontiersman…