Here’s something I didn’t expect to be typing when I woke up this morning: Hyperion Books has just announced that they will be publishing two books based on Marvel’s She-Hulk and Rogue. Okay.
The first novel is titled “The She-Hulk Diaries” and will be written by author Marta Acosta and will explore the day-to-day life of Jennifer Walters as she deals with being a Hulk, a lawyer, a superhero and a single woman in New York. The second novel, written by Christine Woodward, is titled “Rogue Touch” and is naturally about Marvel’s premiere Southern Belle as she runs away from home and meets the dark and dangerous James, who’s lost most of his memories. Soon, Rogue has to decide whether she will use her powers against James to save herself. A play on the first X-Men film? Boy, I hope so.
Both novels are scheduled for a June release and for more information, check out the Hyperion press release below.
Hyperion Books Press Release
New York, NY, February 7, 2013 – 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.Continued below
The 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.”