Joss Whedon’s ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Gets Motion Comic Treatment

While Joss Whedon is known for creating new worlds with properties like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly,” the time he’s spent playing in well-established has yielded some pretty darn good results, too. Take, for instance, his run on Marvel’s “Astonishing X-Men” series with artist John Cassaday.

Their run with Marvel’s mutants will be the focus of the publisher’s next foray into the world of motion comics, following up on the successful debut of the “Spider-Woman” motion comic last month. Marvel released the following trailer for the comic, which will debut October 28 on iTunes.

After the jump, get all the specs on the “Astonishing X-Men” motion comic via Marvel’s official announcement.

Here’s what Marvel had to say about the new project:

Marvel is proud to unveil the first full-length trailer to the hotly anticipated Astonishing X-Men: Gifted motion comic, based on the seminal comic story by superstar scribe Joss Whedon (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer) and renowned artist John Cassaday (Captain America). Now you can get your first look at Marvel’s newest original motion comic (available October 28th on iTunes) as the X-Men embark on a bold new mission! Discover more at, bub!