Contact Us

‘Sucker Punch’ Motion Comics are Actually Pretty Good [Video]

Because Sucker Punch is a movie where people get punched, Hollywood rules apply and tie-in motion comics must be made. However, the new film by Zack Snyder has inspired a couple of uncommonly good original motion comics, including one by writer Mark Sable (Grounded, Unthinkable, Hazed). In both animated shorts, which you can see below, we’re given beautifully illustrated glimpses into the rich fantasy worlds of Sucker Punch, and learn that to the inhabitants of those worlds, fantasy is reality.Directed by Ben Hibon and starring the voice of Keith David, Sable’s short – which is probably too well animated to be called a motion comic – is called “Sucker Punch: Dragon” and depicts a religious war between men and orcs. The story is grim, violent, and features David saying cool things like “The arrogance of man is to think that belief, like anything else, can be shattered.” Sable’s story serves to familiarize us with this surrealistic world where dragons, orcs, men and mechanized aircraft exist simultaneously, and in which the heroines of Sucker Punch fight for their freedom.

A second piece, also directed by Ben Hibon, deals with the steampunk-esque zombie soldiers that we’ve seen the characters of Sucker Punch fight in trailers and other promotional materials. In this animated short, we see just where those monsters come from, and learn that although they may be soulless zombies in a crazy fantasy war, they were once men with families and loved ones. This animated short, called “Sucker Punch: The Trenches,” will probably remind you a little of RoboCop.

Both motion comics can be downloaded for free in HD from Apple.

Directed by Zack Snyder, Sucker Punch opens March 25.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://comicsalliance.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Please solve this simple math problem to prove that you are a real person.

Register on Comics Alliance quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!