You read a comic book, you hear the characters voices in your head, and you connect the dots from one panel to the next, but sometimes your own imagination isn't enough. In 2009, Shout! Factory released its motion comic Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, based on the first six issues of Joss Whedon's run on the Astonishing X-Men comic. It was so popular that a slew of other motion comics have followed, and are continuing to be produced. Motion comics pretty much take an existing comic book story, use the art, and turn it into animation. Professional voice actors are then added to the mix, along with much needed sound effects (krackaboom, anyone?).
Motion comics are met with mixed reactions from fans, as the animation is choppy, and the voice acting isn't always on par. Some even wonder why these are even released when you can just pick up the issues the stories are based on. Yet, these are the same fans who complain that comic book movie storylines break away too much from the comics (there's no pleasing us).Despite the grumbling, these Marvel motion comics are a great way to get anyone into reading comics and let fans see someone else's perspective on a great comic. The question is, which of these Marvel motion comics are the best? Run through the list, view the trailers, and decide which are worthy of the "best" title.