Warners, DC animate Batman, Superman

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Warner Bros. and DC Comics are continuing their push into motion comics by developing "Batman: Black & White" and "Superman: Red Son."

Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution will adapt the graphic album and graphic novel into digitally downloadable episodes that bring the comic to life by combining the artwork with subtle movement, voice-overs and musical scores.

The companies introduced their first motion comic at this year's Comic-Con with the initial chapter of "Watchmen." Dave Gibbons, the original artist, was tapped to redraw certain parts of the story.

The second chapter of "Watchmen" was just released, with the rest of the story to be released every two weeks. The motion comics are available via iTunes, Amazon VOD, Xbox Live and the Sony PlayStation Store.

"Black & White" was a four-issue miniseries by such writers and artists as Neil Gaiman, Joe Kubert, Brian Bolland and Bill Sienkiewicz.

"Red Son" was a 2003 miniseries by Mark Millar and artist Dave Johnson.

It is unclear if the original artists will be involved. (partialdiff)
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