Mumbai: Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution has announced the debut of graphic album Batman: Black & White as a Warner Premiere Motion Comics series. Available exclusively on iTunes and coming soon to other distribution channels including Amazon Video On Demand and Verizon Wireless VCAST, Batman: Black and White Motion Comics features 10 stories created by comic book legends that include Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons, Ted McKeever, Paul Levitz and others. The stories are available on iTunes as five episodes of two shorts each and can be purchased and downloaded for $0.99 per episode.
In addition, comic book fans can download a free podcast, also available on iTunes (http://tinyurl.com/batman-b-w-motion-comic), featuring Batman: Black & White illustrator Ross. Hosted by John Siuntres of the Wordballoon comic book podcast, Ross discusses Motion Comics, his work on the best-selling series and his current projects.
Warner Premiere’s Motion Comics are a new way for comic fans to connect with their favorite characters and the stories they know and love through short-form digital content. The Motion Comics slate draws on a deep reservoir of source material to bring a new visually engaging experience to life through the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork.
"Batman: Black & White is one of the most visually stunning graphic albums created and we’re delighted to bring it our expanding Motion Comics slate. Our production team worked closely with DC Comics to ensure the rich artwork and story of the original creators are as authentic as possible," said Warner Premiere president Diane Nelson.
A new addition to the Warner Premiere Motion Comics slate, Batman: Black & White is taken from three award-winning volumes of short stories starring the Caped Crusader. Animated by Sequence Post Studios, the Motion Comics reflect the original and diverse visions of various artists and writers as they tell stories in the now-infamous world of Gotham City.
The Batman: Black & White stories range in theme from the unsettling drama of solving a brutal murder to the light comedy of fighting bad guys with a broken nose. These short episodes also touch on elements of romance, mystery and even the supernatural. And like any exciting Batman story, classic villains such as The Joker, Harley Quinn and Two-Face make heralded appearances. It’s Batman as seen through the prism of some of today’s most eloquent graphic artists and writers.