MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT AND SERIAL BOX COLLABORATE TO CREATE ORIGINAL STORIES BASED ON MARVEL COMICS
NEW YORK, February 28, 2019– Premium digital book platform Serial Box extends its innovative approach to content creation to some of fandom’s biggest global franchises, collaborating with Marvel Entertainment to create original stories, in audiobook and e-book formats, based on Black Panther, Black Widow, Jessica Jones, and Thor.
The collaboration between Serial Box and Marvel creates an opportunity to super serve the global fan base with new prose stories focused on their favorite Super Hero characters. With weekly episodes the length of an average commute, these new Serial Box Originals are designed to fit into today’s fast-paced mobile lifestyle. Users can switch between reading and listening with a simple click, picking up right where they left off in either format. Users are encouraged to sample the first episode for free before buying a full season pass.
“We are thrilled that Marvel is entrusting us to extend and expand the story worlds for these beloved characters,” said Molly Barton, CEO and co-founder of Serial Box. “Our writer teams could not be more excited to share the new stories with listeners and readers everywhere.”
“Over the last 80 years, Marvel has grown to become a lifestyle for every kind of fan around the world – but it all started from serialized storytelling,” said John Nee, Publisher of Marvel. “We were impressed by the quality and creativity of Serial Box’s content, and we are excited for both Marvel and Serial Box fans to experience these new stories together each week.”
Serial Box takes the best of the traditional publishing industry and innovates, using the television writers room model—a showrunner to develop a pilot and bible and writing team for the installment—to release serials five times faster than a traditional book. The company will draw from its roster of New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors to craft these new adventures for the Marvel Universe.