Shout! Factory has become the American home video arm for Marvel Knights Animation productions. They recently debuted the Black Panther six-part animated series collaboration between John Romita, Jr. and Reginald Hudlin, and they are now bringing us into the world of Jessica Drew with the release of SPIDER-WOMAN – Agent of S.W.O.R.D. on June 14th. The latest presentation from Marvel Knights Animation — a motion comic series inspired by the Marvel line of classic heroes given modern stories with more mature themes — this five-part series (totaling about an hour of viewing time) brings to life the acclaimed comic-book mini-series by the Eisner Award-winning team of writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev.
Taken from the pages of the Secret Invasion and New Avengers comic series, SPIDER-WOMAN – Agent of S.W.O.R.D finds Jessica Drew, according to a new press release, “still reeling from the effects of having been sedated and physically replaced on Earth by the Skrull Queen Veranke, [and] the last thing in the world she wants to encounter is another Skrull invasion. But when Jessica is approached by Abigail Brand, a mysterious agent of S.W.O.R.D., she finds that the urge within herself to inflict vengeance upon the Skrulls is too overwhelming to deny.” And he quest for revenge could prove fatal. The movie features guest appearances by Spider-Man, Wolverine, Black Widow, Captain America and Ms. Marvel.
The SPIDER-WOMAN – Agent of S.W.O.R.D DVD will feature a lot of bonus features including “A Conversation with Brian Michael Bendis,” “Visual History of Spider-Woman” and an exclusive music video, among other feature still in development. The disc will be priced at $14.97.
So now that this new Spider-Woman DVD is arriving, does this mean we might see the digital resurrection of the 1979 animated television series (which has only had a UK release) or perhaps a movie featuring the adventures of the Mary Jane Watson version of Spider-Woman from the Marvel Mangaverse? Okay, I’ll stop geeking out now.