Marvel Comics To Create ‘Fifty Shades’-Like Romance Novels
What’s next? A Zane comic book?
Marvel Comics announced yesterday a deal with fellow Disney-owned company Hyperion to publish two action-and-adventure romance novels featuring two of the company’s most popular super-heroines, X-Men’s Rogue and former Fantastic Four member She-Hulk.
A press release from the company says that the “novels showcase strong, smart heroines seeking happiness and love while battling cosmic evil.” Think Twilight meets Fantastic Force.
The books are titled The She-Hulk Diaries (see image below) and Rogue Touch, respectively, and focuses on key storylines that have been used in the comics. Diaries takes a look at how Jennifer Walters (alter-ego of She-Hulk) balances climbing the corporate ladder with battling super villains at night “all while trying to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes very big and green girlfriend.”
Rogue Touch centers on the popular X-Men heroine, who can absorb other heroes’ powers through touch. Similar to her comic book back story, Rogue accidentally puts her boyfriend in a coma and runs away from home. But in the book, she comes across the “handsome and otherworldly James” and sparks fly. Caught between her superpowers and “the only man alive who seems to truly understand her,” Rogue Touch and The She-Hulk Diaries look like a quick crash grab by Marvel.
Hyperion will publish both novels in June.
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