Marissa Meyer’s popular Young Adult science fiction series The Lunar Chronicles will be making its way into a pair of graphic novels.
Meyer has teamed up with publisher MacMillan to publish a two-book graphic novel duet. The first, Wires & Nerve is set to debut next January. It will take place after the events of the Lunar Chronicles, but will still feature a number of the main characters including Iko the android, Cinder, the teen cyborg, Scarlet, the space pilot, Cress, the imprisoned hacker, and Winter, the princess in love with a commoner. The book will be illustrated by Douglas Holgate.
Meyer spoke to Michel Cavna of The Washington Post about the upcoming graphic novels, “Writing graphic novels has been on my ultimate writing dream list since I was a teenager and I’m so thrilled to be able to make the dream a reality, while also expanding on the story of The Lunar Chronicles.”
She also talked about her passion for manga and how it introduced her to graphic literature, “I used to spend hours hunting down English translations online for some of my favorites — or when a translation couldn’t be found, analyzing every detail of the artwork to try to piece the story together in my own imagination,” She went on, “To this day, comics and graphic novels are one of my favorite forms of storytelling, and I can’t wait for readers to experience the world of the Lunar Chronicles in such a wonderfully visual format.”
Meyer provided more details on her blog about the upcoming graphic novels specifically where in the continuity they will take place, “WIRES & NERVE, will take place after Winter (but before the Stars Above epilogue).” She confirmed that Iko will be the main protagonist but there will be a brand-new villain.
Just last week, Meyer released her epilogue Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection.