Manta today announced the upcoming release of The Bromance Book Club, a new comic adaptation of the popular romance novel by Lyssa Kay Adams of the same title. The Bromance Book Club digital comic will premiere on Manta on September 3, 2023(EDT).
The title follows Gavin Scott, second baseman for the fictional Nashville Legends, whose marriage is on the brink of divorce. Desperate, Gavin turns to The Bromance Book Club – made up of Nashville’s top alpha men who come together to read romance books – for help saving his marriage and winning back his wife’s affection.
The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams was originally published in 2019 and quickly gained popularity with its blend of romance and comedy, spotlighting the power of second chances and unlikely friendships. It claimed the title of Amazon Book Review‘s No. 1 Best Romance of 2019 and secured a spot on Bustle’s ‘21 Rom-Coms To Give You Warm And Fuzzy Feelings All Season Long’. The novel’s immense popularity led to the optioning of its film rights by Netflix in 2020, with the involvement of renowned industry figures: Mark Ciardi as producer, and Bill Holderman and Erin Simms co-adapting the script.
This release is the latest example of Manta’s commitment to bringing captivating narratives to readers and also of how their far-reaching search for excellent storytelling to adapt finds inspiration from Western media. Manta previously announced the release of Manta Studios title The Lady Alchemist, adapted from the novel of the same name by Samantha Vitale. Previous examples of Manta creating digital comics from successful IP include Svaha: The Sixth Finger and A Hard Day, both adaptations of successful South Korean films.
“At Manta, we are dedicated to bringing our readers compelling stories from around the world – whether they are created entirely by Manta Studios or based on existing books, novels, films, TV shows, video games or other formats,” said Moonseok Jeong, Head of Content and COO of Manta. “Lyssa Kay Adams’ The Bromance Book Club is a cherished IP that has resonated with countless fans, and we are excited for Bromance fans to be able to return to the world of her novel to experience the story in a vibrant new way on Manta.”