Astonishing X-Men: Gifted is a motion comic based off of a graphic novel of the same name. After watching through the 6 short episodes (~11 minutes each), I find myself craving for more. The story is mostly centralized around a newfound “mutant cure,” and full of action and drama.
The motion comic visual styling is a bit unusual and distracting at first, but it does become transparent after a few minutes once you stop thinking about it and focus on the plot. It’s not a true animation, but everything seems to be very well done so that the styling does not get in the way of the storytelling.
The full first episode is available on YouTube, but be warned that it is not for younger audiences. All 6 episodes also available on DVD and for streaming through Netflix. Other of Marvel’s motion comics are rated TVMA for 18+ audiences.
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Graphic Novel via Amazon
Didn’t expect to like this, but I did.