Comic Vine News

10 Comments

IRON MAN EXTREME Motion Comic

The Shellhead gets animated...


 
When we reported on the interview Marvel’s corporate people did with the Naperville Sun last week, we glossed over a cool bit of news. Perhaps it was because of the ice-cool, matter- of-act way it was brought up.  Either way, Iron Man will joining ASTONISHING X-MEN in the land of animated sequential art with his very own motion comic, IRON MAN EXTREME.

 Do you see a resemblance, perhaps?
Rather than being a totally radical revamp of the shellhead for the kids like GI: JOE EXTREME and EXTREME GHOSTBUSTERS were, this project will be an adaption of the EXTREMIS storyline from 2005 that was done by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov. The storyline included an updated retcon of Iron Man’s origin, making Tony Stark an arms dealer who sold munitions in Afghanistan before being kidnapped by al Qaeda  and subsequently becoming the armored vigilante we all know and love. The redesign of his armor therein, of course, would become the basis for the look of movie IRON MAN.  

Once again, I think it’s fitting that Iron Man would be getting his own motion comic, as his cartoon debut in the 60s basically was a motion comic, already. Set your optic sensors on this clip from said series below which, fittingly, deals with Black Widow and Crimson Dynamo in their earliest incarnations as Soviet super-spies. Both characters will, of course, be appearing in IRON MAN 2, but this time with 50 odd years of development, redefinitions and reinterpretations behind them (I.E. Crimson Dynamo has been merged with Whiplash in the movie.)  
 

With all this talk of motion comics, I figure the question now goes to you, oh fully-animated Comic Vine community? What specific storylines would you like to see get the motion comic treatment? I think it’d be absolutely bananas to try it with crossover like say CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS or THE INFINITY GAUNTLET. Why, there’d be so many characters to handle, it might even kill the animators!

-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

10 Comments
Edited by Jordanstine


Will he be getting an uber cool theme song with some catchy metal-reference lyrics?  They should find a way to use the word "Shiny" in his theme song.

 

Ooh maybe he'll aslo get a music video dedicated to him like Spider-Woman and Astonishing X-Men! 
 
Btw, I love motion comics.  It'd be a dream if Robert Downey does his motion comic voice, but I guess I could settle with the Tony Stark voice from the Marvel Super Hero Kids Show.

Posted by sora_thekey


I still think Marvel should focus on making Motion Comics on their major events!

 
Avengers: Dissasembled Motion Comic

House of M Motion Comic 
World War Hulk Motion Comic 
Civil War Motion Comic 
Secret Invasion Motion Comic 
Siege Motion Comic... 

 

and if they can't make those, just make a Death of Captain America Motion Comic!

Moderator
Posted by Jordanstine

^ Well they just want to keep milk the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie.   
 
If anything they should also bring out more War Machine related stuff (Black Widow too).
Posted by A Boy Named Art

This time, the Demon In A Bottle is Mountain Dew.

Posted by Kid_Zombie
@sora_thekey said:
"


I still think Marvel should focus on making Motion Comics on their major events!

 
Avengers: Dissasembled Motion Comic

House of M Motion Comic 
World War Hulk Motion Comic 
Civil War Motion Comic 
Secret Invasion Motion Comic 
Siege Motion Comic... 

 

and if they can't make those, just make a Death of Captain America Motion Comic!

"
Good call. That would def help with the marketing aspect for their events, and be cool! ha ha
Posted by Riezner

Sweet toilet paper gun bro!

Posted by Bruce Vain

You know the voice of Iron Man in the 60's was John Vernon aka Dean Wormer aka Rupert Throne. 
 

"I really hate those guys."
Posted by InnerVenom123

I would love if they got the first few Venom appearances into a motion comic.... or hey, even "New Ways To Die" would suffice if that first option isn't possible. Both were great in their own ways.... 
 
 
Oh, and I'd also love one of Civil War.
Posted by advocatefish

@A Boy Named Art perfect.
Posted by Staticoss
@sora_thekey:
true