It doesn’t take much wandering around any Disney theme park to realize you’re surrounded by possible stories. The success of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise proved that the translation of ride to media can work. However, it’s not a method suited for every ride and movies aren’t always the proper outlet – enter Marvel Comics. They’ve worked closely with Walt Disney Imagineering to launch the Disney Kingdoms line of comics. The series will showcase adventures based on theme park lands, characters, or attractions. I have one word for this: Yay!
The first comic in the series, Seekers of the Weird, will be out in January of next year and will be five issues. A synopsis from Inside the Magic:
“Seekers of the Weird” will be the first all-new adventure inspired by Disney’s legendary – but never built – “Museum of the Weird” attraction dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965. The Museum of the Weird was to be home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe, originally conceived as a spooky walk-through attraction connected to The Haunted Mansion. Crump’s innovative designs were left on the drawing board, now resurrected in comic form.
Ahhh! This is going to be so much fun. The beautiful cover pictured above was done by Mike del Mundo, and I hope they tease interior art soon.
(via Inside the Magic)