Asmodee Entertainment has announced that Aconyte, the fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, have partnered with Atomic Mass Games to publish a new trilogy of Marvel novels inspired by the hit tabletop miniatures game, Crisis Protocol, starting this summer.
Kicking off with Target: Kree, the action-packed adventure sees Iron Man and Ms. Marvel clash with a few familiar faces from the Guardians of the Galaxy.
Following the destruction of their homeworld, a group of Kree refugees come to Earth looking for a place of safety. But when one of their number is suspected of being the planet-killer, Tony Stark and Ms. Marvel will have to choose between the fate of the world and the people they care about.
Written by multiple award-winning author and comics editor Stuart Moore, Target: Kree will be published in the US and Canada on 6th July 2021 and on 16th September 2021 in the UK.
This first book in the trilogy will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats, with an audiobook version expected to follow shortly after. A variety of translated editions are being planned with Aconyte’s European publishing partners.
Marvel: Crisis Protocol is a tabletop hobby miniatures game set in the Marvel Universe. Players assemble, paint, and collect highly detailed miniatures representing iconic Marvel characters, and choose characters from their collections to form their own Marvel inspired dream team, and then pit their chosen forces against each other on an interactive tabletop space.
“One of the cornerstones of Marvel: Crisis Protocol is how it allows players the opportunity to create their own stories on the tabletop together within the Marvel Universe,” says Will Schick of Atomic Mass. “While super powered, cinematic battles are part of fun, it’s the narrative that emerges as players control their squads of iconic Marvel characters to complete their games objectives that truly sets the game apart from any other tabletop game of its kind.
“With this in mind, we are extremely excited to be partnering with Aconyte to bring players and fans of the Marvel Universe all-new stories set amid the climatic confrontations of Crisis Protocol.”
Aconyte was announced as Marvel’s newest fiction partner for original prose novels at the end of 2019, creating new adventures based around an exciting roster of Marvel’s comic book characters including Legends of Asgard, Heroines, Untold, and Xavier’s Institute.
More announcements are expected as Aconyte’s range of world-expanding fiction expands further.
Aconyte Books is the publishing arm of Asmodee Entertainment, a platform of global games publisher and distributor Asmodee. Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s intellectual properties into novels and comics, TV/film, location-based entertainment, and consumer products, working closely with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital.
As well as novels from the many worlds of Asmodee’s games, Aconyte is also extending its catalogue with key partnerships, including multiple ranges of novels set in the rich worlds of Ubisoft’s computer games and Marvel comics.
Atomic Mass Games brings your favourite characters and worlds to life with beautiful miniatures. Whether inviting players to assemble their own teams of mighty Marvel characters or immersing them in the galaxy far, far away of Star Wars, their games combine beautifully sculpted miniatures with a faithfulness to the source material that creates unforgettable experiences.
• Aconyte Books is online at aconytebooks,com
• Asmodee is online at asmodee-entertainment.biz
• Atomic Mass Games is online at atomicmassgames.com
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.