Marvel & Hyperion Books Team-Up To Publish Two Novels Starring Female Super Heroes

Hyperion Books Dives Into The Marvel Universe To Publish Two Novels Starring Female Super Heroes, She-Hulk And Rogue

 

The She-Hulk DiariesPress Release

Hyperion Books and Marvel Entertainment today announced plans to partner and publish two action-packed novels featuring popular Marvel Super Heroes.  Scheduled for release in June, both novels showcase strong, smart heroines seeking happiness and love while battling cosmic evil.

She-Hulk, Marvel’s much-beloved comic book heroine who shares her cousin Bruce Banner’s ability to transform into a hero of incredible power, comes to life in a page-turning novel.  In The She-Hulk Diaries, Jennifer Walters, aka She Hulk, juggles climbing the corporate ladder by day and battling villains and saving the world by night—all while trying to navigate the dating world to find a Mr. Right who might not mind a sometimes-very big and green girlfriend.

Rogue TouchThe second novel, Rogue Touch, features one of the most popular X-Men characters, Rogue, a young woman trying to navigate the challenges of everyday life and romance—except that her touch is deadly.  After accidentally putting her first boyfriend in a coma, she runs away from home where, she meets the handsome and otherworldly James and sparks fly. Like Rogue, however, James’ life is hardly simple. To elude his mysterious and dangerous family, James shaves his head, dons all black. Stealing a car, they head out on the highway and eventually, Rogue has to decide whether she will unleash her devastating powers in order to save the only man alive who seems to truly understand her. 

The announcement was made by Hyperion’s Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Dyssegaard.  Of the deal, Dyssegaard says, “Marvel has had tremendous success with recent hit movies and we think it’s a great time to explore what happens to super heroines when they are dropped into traditional women’s novels.”  

“It’s exciting to see Hyperion bring two of our most beloved female super heroes, Rogue and She-Hulk, to life in ways you’ve never seen before,” said Ruwan Jayatilleke, Associate Publishers/SVP, Marvel Entertainment.  “Whether you’re a long time fan of Marvel or new to our Super Heroes, these novels deliver exciting stories that will capture your imagination.”

– The Comic Book Critic

3 Responses

  1. KiplingKat says:

    *headdesk*

    As a comic book fan of 26 years, allow me to be the first to say, “Wow, that’s sexist.” Like there wasn’t enough romance in comic books already?

    Why don’t you guy just try telling good stories rather than catering to a stereotype? Marvel’s been in sore need to that lately.

  2. KiplingKat says:

    Women can and do enjoy comic books for their own sake, really. I didn’t start reading Claremont/Sienkiewicz New Mutants because I wanted to see ‘shipping all over the place. I started reading it because they were damn good stories.

  3. WolfenM says:

    Urgh, if I wanted to read a romance story with Rogue, I’d want it to be about her and *GAMBIT* — and I’d want the romance to be the spice, not the main course. And the plot for the She-Hulk story sounds a bit like the recentish, deservedly *rejected* Wonder Woman pilot.

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