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Hold on to your hats and fasten your seatbelts, because the world famous Disney attraction is roaring to life this March! Today, Marvel and Disney Kingdoms are proud to present your new look inside BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1 – the thundering new series from writer Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman) and artist Tigh Walker (Avengers Undercover)!

Be there when the wildest ride in the wilderness comes to life like never before as the thrill-packed Disney attraction bursts off the page with action, romance, mystery and adventure! Marvel hurtles you through the mists of time back to the old west, to reveal the never-before-told story of how the dangerous gold mine at Big Thunder Mountain became the haunted legend it is today!

Malevolent and malicious mine owner Barnabus T. Bullion is determined to protect his daughter Abigail from the dangers of the wild west. Yet this brave young heroine has other ideas – which include robbing her father’s mine as a masked bandit!

The newest series under the Disney Kingdoms banner, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad continues the unique collaboration between Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering, bringing you new adventures inspired by the already beloved lands, attractions, characters and world of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Earthquakes, floods and dynamite-chewing goats are just the beginning! Can the denizens of Rainbow Ridge survive the clash between mankind and nature? What secret powers dwell deep in the mysterious mountains. Surprises await you on this rip-roaring ride! Don’t miss the train when it pulls out of the station this March in BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1!

RETAILERS: A full preview of this issue is available today on the Diamond Retailer Pages. Check your Marvel Mailer for more information.

BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1 (OF 5) (JAN150766)
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Penciled by TIGH WALKER
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
Variant Cover by TOM RANEY (JAN150768)
Connecting Variant A by WALT DISNEY IMAGINEER BRIAN CROSBY (JAN150767)
Elements based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad © Disney
FOC – 02/23/15, On-Sale – 03/18/15

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About Disney Kingdoms:
Created as a collaboration between Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering’s designers, producers and creative directors, the Disney Kingdoms line is home to exciting new comic stories expanding upon already beloved lands, attractions, characters and worlds of Disney Parks and Resorts. Launching in 2014 with Seekers of the Weird, Disney Kingdoms showcases some of the best and brightest Marvel creators as they craft new adventures that can be enjoyed by Disney and Marvel fans of any age.

About Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2015 MARVEL

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  1. February 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm — Reply

    Wow! As a WDW fanboy, I think this might be a comic book I’d look at!

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