Shout! Factory is releasing a DVD collection of the motion comic Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today, which will be out May 13. The trailer above promises plenty of snikting, some time travel, a gaggle of Deathloks (gaggle is the scientific term for a group of Deathloks), and appearances by Captain America. The DVD is based on a 2010 story by Jason Aaron and Ron Garney.
From the preview the motion comic art looks really good, and preserves Garney’s style. The only thing that weirds me out is a bit is Deathlok’s voice. In the 30 years or so I’ve been reading about Deathlok, I never imagined it would have a robot voice, because its mouth is still in the human part. I always imagined a gruff kind of zombie voice. Oh well. That shouldn’t get in the way of the action.
If you’ve noticed that Cap looks a little different in the preview, that’s because at this point his protege Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier was filling in for a while.
Here’s the full press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
From Eisner Award Nominees Jason Aaron and Artist Ron Garney
MARVEL KNIGHTS ANIMATION PRESENTS
WOLVERINE WEAPON X: TOMORROW DIES TODAY
UNLEASHED ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES FOR THE FIRST TIME
OWN IT ON DVD MAY 13, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
This spring, Marvel fans will have the chance to witness the epically brutal battle between one of Marvel’s greatest heroes Wolverine and the ruthless cyborg villain Deathlok the Demolisher. Eisner Award nominees Jason Aaron (Thor: God of Thunder, Wolverine) and artist Ron Garney (Hulk, The Amazing Spider-Man) team up to deliver the exciting comic book action adventure WOLVERINE WEAPON X: TOMORROW DIES TODAY. This adrenaline pumping story captures Wolverine’s life as it becomes more complicated when cybernetic robots from the future embark on a Super Hero killing spree, and the only person who can help, is a young waitress who insists that she knows him – or at least, the person he will become. On May 13, 2014, Marvel Knights Animation’s WOLVERINE WEAPON X: TOMORROW DIES TODAY DVD debuts for the first time on home entertainment shelves from Shout! Factory.
This highly anticipated Marvel Knights Animation feature boasts unparalleled storytelling combined with rich visual animation and an exclusive behind-the-scenes bonus feature that provides an intimate look at the development and production process of this amazing story. This deluxe DVD is collected in a unique comic book style packaging that bridges the comic book to DVD concept.
Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the mighty Marvel universe. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators.
The future is controlled by a malevolent mega-corporation known as Roxxon — which keeps its tight grip on society through the use of cyborgs, the Deathloks, whose sole purpose is to seek out current and future vigilantes — and neutralize them with extreme prejudice. Now, in order to prevent Roxxon’s rise and the eventual slaughter of the world’s heroes, Wolverine must join forces with a mysterious woman possessing unexplained knowledge of the coming dystopia. He won’t give up until the Deathloks are stopped, but what hope is there to prevent a future that has already come to pass?
Special Bonus Content:
Brand-New Exclusive DVD Featurette that takes viewers into the creation of the Marvel Knights Animation title, Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today.