Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Marvel and Disney Imagineers collaborate on new comic "Disney Kingdoms" debuting in January 2014

During Disney's D23 Expo this summer I reported this strange teaser poster that Imagineers were handing out in the Imagineering pavilion. It was a piece of art that ustilised Marvel AR (Augmented Reality) tech where you had to use the smartphone app to unlock a video message*. Now we know what the clip means! Read on...

Marvel & Disney are proud to present your first look at DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #1, the first comic series published under the all-new Disney Kingdoms banner! 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.

This January, experience the first all-new adventure inspired by Disney's 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. 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. "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,” said 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!”

*Here's a look at the teaser poster I received at D23!


Written by Brandon Seifert and drawn by Karl Moline DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD follows teens Maxwell and Melody, thrust into a thrilling race through the world's strangest and most dangerous museum when their parents are kidnapped! 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!
What terrifying secrets lie inside the mysterious Museum of the Weird? Find out this January as the harrowing journey begins in DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #1!
Plus, don’t miss this Saturday’s Cup O’ Joe panel at New York Comic Con (4pm in Room 1E) for an exclusive, first ever look at DISNEY KINGDOMS: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD!

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
On-Sale In Print & Digital This January!

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