Marvel Press

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Marvel Press
Parent company Marvel Worldwide
Status active
Founded 2003
Founder Marvel Entertainment
Headquarters location New York, NY
Key people Ruwan Jayatilleke, SVP
Publication types novels
Fiction genres Superhero

Marvel Press is the prose novel imprint for Marvel Comics jointly published with Disney Books.

History[edit]

In 2003, following publication of the prose young adult novel Mary Jane, starring Mary Jane Watson from the Spider-Man mythos, Marvel announced the formation of the publishing imprint Marvel Press, saying in a press release it planned to launch with three prose novels, aimed at various ages, in 2004, and publish at least 12 in 2005.[1] With few books issued under the imprint, Marvel and Disney Books Group relaunched the Marvel Press imprint in 2011 with the Marvel Origin Storybooks line.[2]

Near the end of 2012, Marvel launch a line of prose novels based on adapting popular storylines in a loosely shared universe.[3] Hyperion Books announced in February 2013 a partnership with Marvel to publish in June two prose novels, She-Hulk Diaries and Rogue Touch.[4] In March 2013, Marvel and GraphicAudio will release a 6 hours audio version of the "Civil War" prose novel with sound effects, cinematic music and narration.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Weiland, Jonah (May 26, 2004). "Marvel Announces Creation of New Prose Imprint, Marvel Press". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on August 24, 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Alverson, Brigid (July 15, 2011). "SDCC ’11 | Disney to unveil Marvel Press imprint at San Diego". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on Sep 25, 2011. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Adler, Matt (October 15, 2012). "NYCC: Axel Alonso, Peter David & Others On Marvel's Prose Novels". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Reid, Calvin (February 7, 2013). "Marvel, Hyperion Plan Women’s Fiction Starring She-Hulk and Rogue". publishersweekly.com. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Wright, Eddie (July 30, 2012). "Marvel's 'Civil War' To Become A 'Movie In Your Mind'". geek-news.mtv.com. Retrieved 21 February 2013.