Black Freighter Trailer Online

The Watchmen comic-within-a-comic

Tales Of The Black Freighter, the bleak-as-the-apocalypse comic-book vignette within Watchmen, is being released on DVD as a companion piece to the main feature, and MTV has a short trailer to give a taste of what the animated story will look like.

Click here to check out the trailer. If you're outside the US, you'll need to click on the HD link to view it.

Tales Of The Black Freighter is not cheery stuff - black is definitely the operative word - and by the looks of this, there hasn't been much gingering up from the graphic novel, as the Gerard Butler-voiced Mariner's corpse raft shows. Blue Peter has nothing on this guy when it comes to working with what's handy.

Tales Of The Black Freighter hits our shelves on April 6 in DVD and Blue-ray format, weighing in at about 22 minutes. Also included is a 36-minute pseudo-documentary looking at Nite Owl's autobiography, Under The Hood.