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[OMFG] Dark Horse Comics Delivers The First Episode Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’ Motion Comic

Dark Horse Comics recently partnered with Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry Youtube channel to offer a series of horror motion comics. To kick off their fall lineup, today sees the release of the first episode of The Strain motion comic.

The series began as a trilogy of novels written by Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan, which spun off into a highly acclaimed comic book adaptation from David Lapham, and now has become a motion comic. “The Strain” chronicles Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s encounter with a Boeing 777 that lands at JFK International Airport and goes dark on the runway. Dr. Ephraim, who works for the Center for Disease Control, fears a terrorist attack and calls in and his team of expert biological-threat first responders. What lies in store is a much darker attack that has roots in ancient vampire lore. Below, you can check out the first episode of “The Strain” motion comic.



  • ShadowJayd

    I love me some Geek and Sundry. When Felicia Day launched that channel I was so stoked. I mean, way to level the playing field for creation in an awesomely dramatic way, internet. I`m a little worried with their 335,951 subscribers at the moment, though. The channel apparently needs 500,000 in order to continue getting revenue by its sponsors (mainly YouTube). So hopefully more people get with the program and subscribe.

    And holy voice-over Batman, there`s a lot of well-rounded VO actors involved in this– From Naruto, to Bleach, to Tekken, to The Legend of Korra, etc. It was an interesting first ep. (Is it just me, or is Abraham modeled after Donald Sutherland`s role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)… Def has the personality of a Watcher).

  • djblack1313

    this is cool but it’s been done 20 million times before. i was a little bored while watching this.

  • doomas10

    I loved the book trilogy. It was very bleak although this sudden interest to turn it into a tv show and comics came out of nowhere! Definitely will check the series though

  • Canucklehead

    Meh, I much preferred the novels, they rocked

  • GreenBasterd

    This book is an awesome one! Don’t know how I feel about motion comics but Strain is a keeper.

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