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New Marvel Prose Novels Heading for Germany in Multi-Book Deal

Aconyte Books, the novels imprint of global games publisher Asmodee, are delighted to announce the latest fruits of their ongoing relationship with noted German publishing house Cross Cult. In spring 2021, a new strand will be launched in Germany to publish translated editions of Aconyte’s range of adventure novels set in the Marvel Universe.

Brand new stories of characters famous from the Marvel comics line, from the X-Men to the Heroes of Asgard, will be published starting April 2021, with a new title appearing every two months. “With the heroes of Marvel, a whole universe of adventure awaits us and the readers,” promised the novels’ Program Director, Markus Rohde.

The Ludwigsburg-based publisher Cross Cult has been publishing comics since 2001. In the beginning of 2008, prose novels joined the publishing program, with manga joining the ranks in 2018. As a specialist for tie-in comics and novels based on world-famous movie, TV and game universes, Cross Cult is the natural choice to produce the novels for Marvel’s popular super heroes. The publishers are already planning a line of German translations of Aconyte’s range of novels set in Asmodee’s most popular and fantastical game worlds, as announced at the end of 2020.

“Cross Cult is very pleased that, in addition to countless TV and cinema franchises, novels about the Marvel universe, which has been popular for decades, are now adding to the program,“ said Publisher Andreas Mergenthaler. ”The stories will cover a wide range: if one story is an action adventure, the next is almost epic fantasy. Nevertheless, the heroes are not lost from sight and are given even more depth. The novels are also ideal for newer fans and readers who are interested in young and diverse characters.”

Aconyte’s own Publisher Marc Gascoigne added: “Cross Cult are the ideal partner for our rather splendid Marvel novels. We can’t wait to hear what German readers think of our new and untold stories from this rich and endlessly fascinating universe.”

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