Since 2009, Marvel has been producing a series of revolutionary motion comics under the banner of Marvel Knights Animation. Starting with ‘Spider-Woman: Agent of S.W.O.R.D.’, the imprint has brought various comic story arcs to life with this hybrid of comic books and animation including ‘Iron Man: Extremis’, ‘Thor/Loki: Blood Brothers’, and ‘Astonishing X-Men’, which was written by ‘The Avengers’ director Joss Whedon.
This year, the second season of Marvel Knights debuted on DVD with ‘Inhumans’ and now it continues with the second “episode” in the series. And who better to get the spotlight in one of these new motion comics than the star of upcoming the feature films ‘The Wolverine’ and ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’?
Written by Eisner Award-winning writer Paul Jenkins from a story by Jenkins, Bill Jemas, and Joe Quesada, ‘Wolverine: Origin’ explores where the man known as Logan really came from and the secrets behind his family history. Featuring art from Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove, this tale tells goes into the childhood of James Howlett long before he was a member of every single team in the Marvel Universe.
We have an exclusive first look at the upcoming release in the form of a trailer from Marvel Knights Animation and Shout Factory. You can check it out below followed by the synopsis of the story:
Wolverine is the best there is at what he does–although of course, what he does isn’t very nice. But long before he was a member of the X-Men, a tormented experiment of the Weapon X project, or even a savage bar brawler known as Logan, he was simply a young boy.
What incredible forces created this man, the world’s greatest killing machine? For years, Wolverine has searched desperately for answers from his past, from the wilds of the Canadian wilderness to the teeming cities of Japan and beyond. And despite his perseverance and longing for the truth, he remains an enigma to himself and those around him. But, in this landmark event, Marvel reveals all: The birth and childhood of young James Howlett…the intriguing secrets of his family history…and the tragedy that changed everything.
Welcome to the greatest story never told.
What do you think about ‘Wolverine: Origin’ coming to life in the form of a Marvel Knights motion comic? In fact, what is your take on motion comics in general? Let’s hear your opinion in the comments below.
‘Wolverine: Origin’ will be available in stores on July 9, 2013.