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Marvel Motion Comics coming to an iPod touch near you

Marvel announced plans to bring its new Motion Comics to iTunes at this year’s New York Comic Con.

Remaining true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking graphics, sensational soundscapes and, of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe, here comes the all-new, all-awesome Marvel Motion!

But really, what is a Motion Comic? According to Marvel: “Watch and hear your favorite comics, authors and artists come alive. You’ve never seen Marvel move like this.” In other words, Motion Comics are essentially comic books plus audio and movement effects (as illustrated in the video above), a hybrid of static images and animation.

The new format will launch with two titles: Astonishing X-Men and Spider-Woman. The Motion Comics will definitely work on both the iPod touch and iPhone (and possibly on older video-capable iPods). Marvel declined to indicate pricing or launch date info.