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Watch the trailer for Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ motion comic

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With just three weeks until Marvel Knights Animation’s Inhumans motion comic arrives on DVD, Shout! Factory has released a trailer for the adaptation of the 1998-99 series by Paul Jenkins and Jae Lee.

It’s the eighth title produced by Shout! Factory since 2009, joining the likes of Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D., Iron Man: Extremis, Black Panther and, most recently, Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable.

Debuting in November 1998, the Eisner Award-winning series follows the race of genetic outsiders as Black Bolt and the rest of the Royal Family attempt to repel attacks on their island kingdom of Attilan from without and within.

Available beginning April 23 for $14.97, the Inhumans DVD includes “A Look Back at The Inhumans” with Jenkins, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada and Supervising Producer Kalia Cheng.

The Inhumans have always been one of Marvel’s most enduring oddities. A race of genetic outsiders, they live secluded in their island kingdom of Attilan, preferring not to mix with the outside world. Even stranger, their genetic mutations are self-endowed; each Inhuman, as a coming-of-age ritual, endures exposure to the Terrigen Mists, a strange substance that imparts unearthly powers — some extraordinary, some monstrous.

But now the kingdom of Attilan is under attack from without and within. Can the Royal Family, led by Black Bolt, repel the foreign invaders who blast at their outer defense, as well as the internal threat of Black Bolt’s insane brother, Maximus the Mad?

This popular series takes a classic Marvel cast of characters, and infuses it with a modern sensibility that includes international politics and an awareness of class systems. Dark and grimly compelling, The Inhumans is one story that won’t be forgotten any time soon.

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So what they call a motion comic today is basically the Marvel Super-Hero cartoon series from the sixties?

The Inhumans is one story that won’t be forgotten any time soon.

This is true. Why, those DVDs will be hanging around in the $3.99 bargain bin for years.

‘So what they call a motion comic today is basically the Marvel Super-Hero cartoon series from the sixties?’

Yes.

I like Jae Lee’s art, but it doesn’t seem to translate to animation too well.

The problem is that Marvel has troubles to understand how a motion comic should be created and distributed. To just make a DVD is the wrong way. Actually a TV-device is the wrong plattform for motion comics.
Motion comics are working great if they are created for smart-devices (tablet, smartphone). It is like comics: you don’t go to a comic reading, so you don’t watch motion comics in TV.
We have been working on a motion comic, which was just recently released. It is called “The Day It Rained Forever” (http://thedayitrainedforever.com) and this motion comic is for smart-devices. But it is not just looking like a 60 animation. We developed motion comics a step further. Have a look, this is what motion comics should be like. What Marvel does is….well probably the desperate try to somehow conserve comics…

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