Comic book creator Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, together with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, today (July 21) announced the release of a digital motion comic series, Time Jumper. It’ll be available on the iTunes store, beginning July 24.
Time Jumper, according to Disney, is a tale about a young man who jumps through time and engages viewers in a multi-dimensional, multi-platform universe. Freed from the constraints of the traditional print comic book format, the company says, consumers can finally look forward to enjoying this adventure through a variety of popular media formats rolling out over the next two years, including online, mobile, DVD, publishing, and more.
Time Jumper will first release as a ten-part series of 5-to-8 minute digital episodes made available for retail on iTunes at http://www.iTunes.com/timejumper.
On July 24, Time Jumper’s first episode will premiere exclusively on iTunes for free, with additional episodes releasing through December 2009.
Retailing for $0.99 per episode on iTunes, consumers will be able to download Time Jumper on their Mac, PC, iPod with video, iPhone and/or widescreen TV with Apple TV.
Here goes the Time Jumper story. Twenty-year-old college student Terry Dixon has the most unique mobile device on Earth — the Articulus, a time travel device developed by Terry’s father, Arthur Dixon.
To prevent the Articulus from falling into the wrong hands, Arthur coded it to work only with his DNA. After a laboratory experiment claims Arthur’s life, Terry and his older brother Sam become the only people capable of using it.
Recruited into the secret crime fighting organization H.U.N.T. (Heroes United, Noble and True) after the mysterious disappearance of golden boy Sam, Terry becomes a reluctant hero living in his brother’s shadow.
As he struggles to fill his new role, unnatural shifts in the course of history send Terry hurtling through time to capture Charity Vyle, the diabolical leader of criminal cartel C.U.L.T. (Council of Unstoppable, Lethal Terrorists).
But something more than just Terry’s molecules are being reconfigured as he leaps across time, and it threatens to corrupt everything he understands about who he is, and whether the world is actually worth saving after all.
Digitally produced using motion graphic technology, Time Jumper combines the traditional print look and feel of a comic book with multimedia elements, including edgy visuals, effects, music, voice-overs and fast-paced storyboards.