Marvel has announced that it will be releasing "in-motion" comics that will be sold on Apple's iTunes. According to Geeks of Doom, the comics will "feature panels that animate scenes and add spoken dialog from voice actors". Marvel writer Brian Michael Bendis said:
"With [any] new medium comes a new storytelling language. It’s more than just taking the images and moving them around the screen. There’s a new storytelling language that’s emerging every time we work on it and we’re really excited for where that takes us."
Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada added:
"Sure you’ve seen the origin of Fantastic Four in the movies and in cartoons, but we’re giving it to you with Jack Kirby’s art, come to life. That to me, ultimately, is the coolest part of this. I’m not saying that we’re there yet but, those are the possibilities."
Part of me is super excited about the new comics, the other part is scared. I've never been overly impressed with Web comics and I wonder if these in-motion books will be more of the same. I'm also concerned about the voice actors. If Marvel doesn't spend enough on quality voice acting, then it doesn't matter if it's doing new things with Jack Kirby's classic art -- the experience will be tarnished.
What do you think of these "in-motion" comics? Will they take off? Would you buy them? What characters and series would you like to see?