Marvel’s Triptych Prose Novel is Clone vs. Clone vs. Clone
In the upcoming prose novel Triptych by Jaleigh Johnson, featuring cover art by Anastasia Bulgakova, the master-thief and super-soldier known as Fantomex must face a most worthy adversary: his own clone, Cluster! And as if that weren’t already enough for the X-Men character to deal with, he’s got another problem on top of that: his other clone, Weapon XIII!
It all goes down when Triptych, a new entry in the Xavier’s Institute line of prose books, is published by Aconyte Books on September 7th, 2021.
Triptych: Clones Galore
Triptych is a heist novel that pits Fantomex against his two clones, a fact hinted at by the title. In case you’re wondering, Marvel Blog True Believers, the definition of a “triptych” is “a picture with three panels,” hinting at the three closely-related main characters of the novel.
Fantomex was created as a super soldier using genetic material and nanotechnology in a secret, experimental micro-reality created by the military industrial complex, with the goal of using him as a weapon to help humankind fight against mutantkind.
If, like me, you want to know what happens after the events of Charlie and the Baby Factory, pick up a copy of the new prose novel in which Fantomex may confront their past. The action begins when Fantomex interrupts Cluster in the middle of a heist, and soon discovers that the object stolen has been contaminated with nanotechnology, much like the tech that originally created Fantomex!
Aconyte Books Delivers Marvel Prose Novels
The Xavier’s Institute prose novels explore the adventures of the students at the New Charles Xavier School for Mutants.
If the concept of a Marvel prose novel sounds intriguing, you might consider heading to your local bookstore immediately. Yesterday, Elsa Bloodstone: Bequest, a new original prose novel by Cath Lauria, was published on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. An entry in the Marvel Heroines series of prose novels from Aconyte Books, the story follows Bloodstone as she encounters a mysterious woman who claims to be her sister.
Xavier’s Institute in Session!
What do you think of the Xavier’s Institute series cover art by Bulgakova (you can see some of her other covers on her website)? Will you be picking up Triptych when it arrives at your local bookstore in September 2021?