While Marvel might dominate the worlds of film and comics, Marvel will be partnering with audiobook publisher Dreamscape Media to release several iconic comic stories as audiobooks.
The "read‐to‐me" style audiobooks are set to debut in September. Adaptations of about two Marvel dozen titles are set to be premiere on the app, including Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate X-Men, X-Men: Codename Wolverine and Daredevil: The Man Without Fear. The collaboration will also include an additional 20 titles haven’t been widely distributed before.
“Marvel Entertainment has changed pop culture with its emphasis on character‐driven stories that bring out the superhero in all of us,” said Dreamscape Media publisher Tammy Faxel in a statement released Thursday. “We are proud to collaborate with Marvel Entertainment to give fans a new way to connect with their favorite superheroes.”
Dreamscape Media is a part of the full-service distributor, Midwest Tapes, which serves the public library sector. Midwest Tapes will handle distribution of the audiobook recordings to platforms like Hoopla, Amazon, Audible, iBooks, Google and Overdrive.
While these won't be the first audio versions of famous Marvel titles, this is one of Marvle's most expansive efforts to strengthen its audio library and make it available to a wider audience.
Library patrons will be able to the access the Marvel audiobooks free of charge through the Hoopla app, which is available for phones, tablets and smart TVs. Hoopla has previously partnered with Marvel to bring 250 comics to the app.