Electronic publishing company Serial Box is teaming up with Marvel to bring new stories of several Marvel characters to their app. The Serial Box site describes their products, known as Serials, like this:
… the best stories in audio and for reading. Switch between listening and reading with a single click. We deliver bite-sized stories—dramas, comedy, sci-fi/fantasy, non-fiction and more—to fit your day. Perfect for busy fans of ebooks, audiobooks, TV, and podcasts.
Each Serial episode can be digested in about 40 minutes, and a “season” lasts for about 10-16 episodes delivered weekly. While each episode can be enjoyed on its own, the episodes will come together to form a larger story. Episodes cost $1.99 each, or if you are a subscriber, $1.59 each. Buying a season should bring you an additional discount.
Serial Box plans to have (for now) four Serials, featuring Black Panther, Black Widow, Thor, and Jessica Jones. The first Serial will feature Thor and is planned for release this Summer. Like a television show, the season will have a writers room, for Thor it will consist of Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Brian Keene, Jay Edidin, and Yoon Ha Lee. The Marvel stories will be original, not be retellings from the comics or films.