Marvel Animation has signed a deal to have Shout! Factory distribute the Marvel Knights Animation line of projects in the U.S. home video market.
The Marvel Knights properties include Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Black Panther, Iron Man: Extremis and Spider-Woman. These titles ‘ originally released as digital comics or ‘motion comics’ ‘ are adapted directly from original comic book stories from such creators as Joss Whedon, Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr., Warren Ellis, John Cassaday and Adi Granov and use the original comic book artwork to create a new animation experience.
The multiyear agreement builds on a previous deal for Shout! Factory to handle the home video distribution of Marvel’s hit animated series The Super Hero Squad.
Eric S. Rollman, president of Marvel Animation stated, ‘We are excited to expand our relationship with Shout! Factory to bring Marvel Knights Animation to home video. This offering brings the best of the best of our comic books to life using proprietary animation techniques, delivering a must see experience for both loyal and new fans.’