Readers of Crave and fans of all things geek may have read my impressions of the Watchmen Motion Comics over the last few months. If not, well first off, shame on you, but through the magical powers I wield--and the Internets--you can check them out here and here.
Produced by Warner Premiere, the Watchmen Motion Comic is basically the original Watchmen comic, now animated with voice, music, and sound effects. If you're a comic book fan or you're just intrigued by Watchmen thanks to the upcoming movie's hype, it's worth checking out. If you don't … Read more
Warner Bros. finally released chapters two and three of the Watchmen Motion Comic a couple of weeks ago. I took a look at chapter one back in August and was impressed with the job Cruel and Unusual Productions was able to pull off, and chapters two and three continue this trend.
The new chapters focus mostly on the characters of Edward "The Comedian" Blake and Jon "Dr. Manhattan" Ostermann. We also get a few more clues as to why the world of Watchmen in 1985 is different from our own in the same year. For example, Nixon is still president only because of Dr. Manhattan's intervention in the Vietnam War, which because we won, he was popular enough to get reelected.
Unfortunately we still have just one voice actor, Tom Stechschulte, voicing every character, male and female. Females still sound weird and kind of disturbing in some cases. Fortunately, this guy hits it out of the park a few times over these two episodes. In particular Edward Blake's emotional breakdown and Rorschach's monologue in episode three and the reading of "The Black Freighter" in episode three. … Read more
American retail giant Wal-Mart relaunched its online MP3 store Tuesday, and it's a worthy competitor to Amazon in the DRM-free MP3 sweepstakes. (To remind you: unlike many songs from Apple's iTunes, or Microsoft's Zune Marketplace, or Nokia's music store, every song sold on Amazon and Wal-Mart can be played an unlimited number of times on just about any portable device and in any software application out … Read more