Aconyte Marvel Novels Now Available in Germany
At the end of April 2021, Aconyte Books and Cross Cult launched a new line of translated editions of Aconyte’s collection of Marvel Universe prose novels. The brand new stories focus on characters from the Marvel Comics roster of heroes and villains, from the X-Men to the Dark Avengers, and will be published every two months now that the line has officially launched.
Aconyte’s Multi-Book Deal
Marvel Entertainment understands that it’s a global brand, and focuses on licensing deals that allows the company to get its products into the hands of international readers. For example, in February 2021, Aconyte Books, the novels imprint of global games publisher Asmodee, announced the latest news in its ongoing collaboration with the German publisher Cross Cult, the translated Marvel prose books.
The Marvel Prose Novels Program Director Markus Rohde said that, “With the heroes of Marvel, a whole universe of adventure awaits us and the readers.”
Who Is Cross Cult?
According to the press release, the Ludwigsburg-based publisher Cross Cult has been publishing comics since 2001, and they started publishing prose novels in 2008. The publishing house specializes in tie-in comics and novels based on internationally known intellectual property in film, television, and game universes, so the publisher was the perfect choice for producing the translated versions of the Marvel line of prose novels.
“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,” the Mergenthaler added.
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.”
And from the American-side, at Marvel Blog, we think this could be a great way to learn a new language through characters we love!