Whether or not you enjoyed the story, CIVIL WAR was without a doubt, one of the most important and politically charged superhero stories at Marvel in the last ten years. The story was not only huge in the sense that it pitted Marvel's biggest heroes against one another; but it also established a voice for each of its characters in a way we hadn't seen before. When up against the U.S. government, will Marvel's greatest heroes reveal their true identities?
CIVIL WAR wasn't just a good story because it was beautiful and featured the work of tremendous talents like Mark Millar and Steve McNiven, it was a story grounded in reality that built on previous Marvel story arcs like AVENGERS DISASSEMBLED, HOUSE OF M and SECRET WAR. It's been years since the release of the story arc, but that doesn't mean Marvel wants to forget all about it. The publisher announced today that it would be bringing a new prose novel based on CIVIL WAR to be published through GraphicAudio. The CIVIL WAR prose novel was firs published in June, 2012 and the GraphicAudio will be made available on May, 2013. However, CIVIL WAR won't be the only Marvel book being published in a graphic audio format; two titles featuring The Ultimates and one Spider-Man prose novel will also be made available.
Anji Cornette, Executive Producer at GraphicAudio® says, “We are very excited to be working with Marvel and to have this opportunity to publish CIVIL WAR in our GraphicAudio®…A Movie in Your Mind® audio entertainment format and I know with certainty that our fans are going to be looking forward to the release.”
“CIVIL WAR is one of the most popular and resonant Super Hero stories of all time, full of the action, drama and intrigue that make it so perfect for the GraphicAudio format,” said Ruwan Jayatilleke, Associate Publisher & Senior Vice President, Print, Animation and Digital Media, Marvel Entertainment. “Working with The Cutting Corporation allows us to deliver this epic conflict between the heroes of the Marvel Universe, led by Iron Man and Captain America, in a way fans haven’t ever experienced before!”
What do you think of the news? Would you be interested in purchasing an audio book version of the CIVIL WAR prose novel? Is the adaptation of comic books and graphic novels to prose something that interests you? How is the experience different and, is it worth it?