PRESS RELEASE: Hyperion And Marvel To Release ROUGE And SHE-HULK Novels

Hyperion Books and Marvel Entertainment have today announced plans for two novels featuring Rogue and She-Hulk. Hit the jump for details on their plots, comments from representatives of both companies and the covers for The She-Hulk Diaries and Rogue Touch.

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By Josh Wilding - 2/7/2013
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.

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."






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ToTheManInTheColdSweat - 2/7/2013, 2:05 PM
a comicbook company releasing a book without pictures? dafuq?
Taboggon - 2/7/2013, 2:18 PM
going for the twilight/hunger games demographic?

Could be a good move, they might sell pretty well
BruceLeroy - 2/7/2013, 2:20 PM
This is actually a smart move given how popular female driven novels are amongst teeenagers and young adults.
Franshu - 2/7/2013, 2:27 PM
"A Rogue touch". OK, I get it's a novel about Rogue, but... SERIOUSLY?? I'm surprised they didn't name the she-Hulk book "Fifty Shades of Green"
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 2/7/2013, 2:27 PM
Go for it I guess, I'm not buying them but what the hell right?
marvel72 - 2/7/2013, 2:37 PM
@ franshu

XD hahahahaha you funny f*cker,i wish i thought of that.
shadearts - 2/7/2013, 2:39 PM
I just wanted say why is Rogue spelled Rouge in the head lines lmao
DukeAcureds - 2/7/2013, 2:46 PM
Wait... this isn't a joke?
DukeAcureds - 2/7/2013, 2:47 PM
... wtf....?
DukeAcureds - 2/7/2013, 2:53 PM
"Unlucky in love Elektra is a New York City gal who can't seem to find the right kind of lipstick to go with her heels. Good job she's shopping with her pals Black Widow and X23. You'll be thrilled to hear the girls giggle about boys and gossip about celebrities" What... The... Fvck?!
DangerRoom - 2/7/2013, 3:06 PM
R-O-G-U-E. It's really not that hard.
DocDrop - 2/7/2013, 3:21 PM
I thought She-Hulk was always in Hulk mode? Story says she "shares her cousin ability to transform"? Did they change her story in the last few years?
PsyGuy - 2/7/2013, 3:29 PM
Wait. WHAT?
Shamo - 2/7/2013, 3:47 PM
nice. might have to check this out.
KeefNCookies - 2/7/2013, 5:23 PM
No no no... just... no.
jaycr - 2/7/2013, 6:35 PM
Marvel gone Gay... LOL. I guess the Mouse is having his way.
jaycr - 2/7/2013, 6:47 PM
Those are the ugliest covers I've seen.
norseman79 - 2/7/2013, 7:30 PM
Rouge, the makeup avenger...

Rogue is cool though.
mgeoff88 - 2/7/2013, 7:49 PM
I like where Marvel's head is at, but those plots sound really cheesy.

Why does a girl have to be looking for love in a woman's novel? Not all women are trying to find love in their life.

I mean, Rogue and She-Hulk are larger than life characters. These novels should be tailored to them, not the other way around.
superotherside - 2/7/2013, 8:46 PM
Well, if it makes their popularity go up it might not be a bad thing...
comicstocode - 2/8/2013, 7:21 AM
Do these come with cutting edge apps?

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