Marvel has allowed its characters to be adapted to various mediums since the company’s inception. However, Marvel’s new partnership with Serial Box will be the first time that four of its characters will star in original novels that will be distributed as serials.
Via The Verge, Thor, Black Panther, Jessica Jones, and Black Widow will headline their own “serials.” Essentially, Serial Box’s format is to release a serial in ten to sixteen parts that can be read alone or as part of an extended story. The company treats each story like a television season, and it even hires a writers room to oversee the project. Thor’s writers room includes Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Brian Keene, Jay Edidin, and Yoon Ha Lee, and their serial will debut this summer. Comic writer Alex de Campi is serving as the editor of this project, and she shared the news on Instagram.
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The line of @marvel serialized novels I’m editing / showrunning for @serialboxpub has finally been announced! The four books are: Thor, Black Widow, Black Panther, and Jessica Jones. Thor launches this summer. . The books are intended to be an easy and exciting first step for movie fans into the Marvel comics universe. . I can’t wait to tell you about the writing teams I’ve assembled — you’ll scream! — but right now I can only tell you about the Thor one. The room is led by MANDY co-writer and old pal @somebadideas and staffed by horror maestro @brian_keene, sci-fi genius Yoon-Ha Lee and gentleman & (Marvel) scholar Jay Edidin.
Serial Box’s Marvel stories will be available on the official site and the Serial Box app. However, the release date for Thor and the rest of the serials has not yet been announced.
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