This March 2013, Marvel is taking the prose adaption of its "Civil War" event to the realm of audio with GraphicAudio's "Movie in Your Mind" audio entertainment. According to an official Marvel press release, GraphicAudio productions are 6 hours long and feature sound effects, cinematic music and narration.
Think old fashioned radio play, but totally not old fashioned.
In case you don't know, Marvel's "Civil War" prose novel was adapted by Stuart Moore from the comic series originally by Mark Millar and Steve MicNiven and is about:
In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation’s greatest champions must each decide how to react — but will you side with Iron Man or Captain America? And just which heroes will pay the ultimate price?
Official Press Release:
Marvel Comics’ new prose novel, CIVIL WAR, will be adapted to GraphicAudio®…A Movie in Your Mind® audio productions. The Cutting Corporation and Marvel Entertainment have entered into a licensing agreement where four of Marvel’s prose novels will be released in the GraphicAudio®…A Movie in Your Mind® unique audiobook format. GraphicAudio® audio productions are six hours on average of action packed audio entertainment with sound effects, cinematic music, narration and a full cast.
CIVIL WAR adapted by Stuart Moore (Wolverine) is a story that altered the Marvel Universe. “In the wake of a tragedy, Capitol Hill proposes the Superhuman Registration Act, requiring all costumed heroes to unmask themselves before the government. Divided, the nation’s greatest champions must each decide how to react — but will you side with Iron Man or Captain America? And just which heroes will pay the ultimate price?”
CIVIL WAR, the Prose Novel was released in June 2012 and CIVIL WAR in GraphicAudio® will be released in March of 2013 and initially available at www.graphicaudio.net and www.graphicaudiointernational.net. Two titles featuring The Ultimates and one title featuring a Spider-Man prose novel in GraphicAudio® will follow.
Anji Cornette, Executive Producer at GraphicAudio® says, “We are very excited to be working with Marvel and to have this opportunity to publish CIVIL WAR in our GraphicAudio®…A Movie in Your Mind® audio entertainment format and I know with certainty that our fans are going to be looking forward to the release.”
“CIVIL WAR is one of the most popular and resonant Super Hero stories of all time, full of the action, drama and intrigue that make it so perfect for the GraphicAudio format,” said Ruwan Jayatilleke, Associate Publisher & Senior Vice President, Print, Animation and Digital Media, Marvel Entertainment. “Working with The Cutting Corporation allows us to deliver this epic conflict between the heroes of the Marvel Universe, led by Iron Man and Captain America, in a way fans haven’t ever experienced before!”