February 07, 2013 2:56pm PT by Andy Lewis
Marvel Comics Goes 'Fifty Shades' With New Line of Romance Novels
Marvel Comics is going "Fifty Shades" by adding a little romance to its action and adventure.
The publishing giant announced a deal today with fellow Disney-owned company Hyperion to publish two action and adventure romance novels featuring the popular super-heroines Rogue and She-Hulk.
In a press release, the company says the "novels showcase strong, smart heroines seeking happiness and love while battling cosmic evil."
The She-Hulk Diaries focuses on Jennifer Walters (aka She-Hulk), who is trying to balance climbing the corporate ladder during the day with battling super villains at 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."
Rogue Touch centers on the popular X-Man heroine, who can absorb other heroes' powers through touch. After she accidently puts her boyfriend in a coma, Rogue runs away from home. She then meets the "handsome and otherwordly Jame and sparks fly."
Rogue finds herself caught between her superpowers and "the only man alive who seems to truly understand her."
Hyperion will publish both novels in June. In announcing the series, Hyperion Editor-in-Chief Elisabeth Dyssegaard said, "It’s a great time to explore what happens to super-heroines when they are dropped into traditional women’s novels.”
What's next? A Fabio comic book?