Marvel-Disney Unveil New Comics Line Based on Disney Park Attractions, First Title
CREDIT: Marvel Comics
Remember this from over the summer?
Marvel and Disney have officially announced the launch of the Disney Kingdoms banner at Marvel Comics. "Created in close partnership with designers, producers, and creative directors from Walt Disney Imagineering, the Disney Kingdoms line promises new and exciting adventures expanding upon already beloved lands, attractions, characters, and worlds of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts," Marvel announced in a press release Tuesday morning.
The first title in the line, a five-art limited series Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1 will launch this January and is inspired by what Disney calls the "legendary - but never constructed – Museum of the Weird!"
"Dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965, the Museum of the Weird was home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe," reads the press release. "Originally conceived as a spooky walk-through attraction connected to the Haunted Mansion, Crump's innovative designs were left on the drawing board following the passing of Walt Disney....until now!"
"We're thrilled to be part of this historic launch that taps into the immense creativity of Walt Disney Imagineering to create background stories for so many beloved attractions," said SVP of Marvel Publishing David Gabriel in the press release "Grounded in rich Disney history, Disney Kingdoms is a great way to link Disney fans and Marvel fans!"
“Disney Kingdoms is the ultimate team-up for fans of Disney and Marvel,” added Editor Bill Rosemann. “Working hand-in-hand with the world-famous Walt Disney Imagineers, Marvel’s best and brightest creators will unleash entire worlds inspired by and built around the attractions and characters that you’ve always known—but will experience for the very first time!”
Written by Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor) and drawn by Karl Moline (Avengers Arena) - "when their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world's strangest - and most dangerous museum! Together, they must join forces with their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle as they attempt to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society! And they just might discover the truth behind their wild and weird destiny along the way!"
More information about the title will be revealed at this Saturday’s Cup O’ Joe panel at New York Comic Con.
DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #1 (of 5)
Written by BRANDON SEIFERT
Art by KARL MOLINE
Cover by MIKE DEL MUNDO
Variant Cover by WALT DISNEY IMAGINEER BRIAN CROSBY
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