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REBORN is coming in 2017 as YA novelisations from Penguin!


#1

betcha never saw THIS ONE coming :slight_smile:

MM


#3

Oh, wow, Sarah Lotz. I loved The Three, and Day Four was pretty good too. I like her creepy S.L. Grey books too.


#4

You need an old adult author?


#5

So is this an adaptation of the first story arc (I’m guessing that you’d to do sequels), or is the book a sequel (or even a prequel) to the comic?


#6

Adapts first arc, but I told Sarah to dig in and go as deep as she likes as she has more room to do this kind of things in the book. She’s a fantastic writer. I can’t wait to see what she does.I told her to really make this her own and if I know her she’ll make it better than the comic!

MM


#7

It’s fascinating how the idea cross over like this. A comic becomes a novel becomes a movie, could be a TV spin off becomes more comics. Before you know it you’ve got an extended universe!


#8

We’ve done the movie deal too, of course :slight_smile:

MM


#9

Has that been announced yet? Outside this thread just now I mean? :slight_smile:


#10

No, saving it for the right time. Don’t want to distract from the big positive noise of yesterday’s launch.

MM


#11

This all sounds good to me!
Is there any chance of Capullo doing the book cover? Or is that stuff up to Penguin to decide?


#12

Congratulations Mark. I always loved novelisations of movies as a kid (back in the day when they weren’t released on DID a few months later). The good ones always added lots of depth and character. I had read the Empire Strikes Back novelisation whivh my brother bought three or four times before I ever got to see the movie (on video in the late 80’s).


#13

movie as well!! Great… always keen on movies that will outdo the DC-crap movies :smiley:


#14

That’s great news. I have have a daughter who just discovered the joy of young adult readers. I’m a huge video game fan, and would love to know if that game you said was coming out would be a video or board or something different? As always, keep up the awesome work.


#15

I read that this is only going to be a six issue run. Is that true or will it be on going?


#16

I believe it’s 18 issues spread between 3 six issue arcs.


#17

Very cool, Chief. I was in the book business for 12 years. YA was one of the few growth areas in that market for a long time. All the big names in adult fiction were fighting to carve out their own niche in that market. I think this will do amazing in that space.


#18

How can I have known you all these years and not known that, Ronnie???

MM


#19

Another of Ronnie’s secret past’s!!! :wink:


#20

I reread my post and I may have unintentionally made my job sound bigger than it was. I worked retail at a Barnes & Noble through the Harry Potter years. So I got to see a lot of trends at the ground level and had access to nationwide sales numbers.

YA used to have one bay inside the kids department. Harry Potter successfully grew a generation of readers that wanted more when it finished. YA became its own section easily as large as sci-fi or any other fiction subgenre outside of kids.


#21

Ronnie is actually chief exec at Harper Collins but he’s too modest to admit it.

Seriously though, a retail assistant probably knows better than any exec what actually sells.