We’ve seen Marvel’s Big Thunder Mountain, Seekers of the Weird, and Figment, and now Marvel and Disney are releasing The Haunted Mansion on comic book and Disney theme park fans.
Part of the Disney Kingdoms banner, The Haunted Mansion will introduce readers to the 999 spooks that haunted the mansion on the hill.
“The Haunted Mansion is one of the most iconic and beloved attractions at Disney Parks the world over,” said Marvel SVP, Sales & Marketing David Gabriel in a prepared statement to the press. “And the Disney Kingdoms line is the perfect way for fans of comics and fans of the attraction to explore the mansion’s hidden secrets and meet some of its many memorable characters.”
The Haunted Mansion first opened in Disneyland in August 1969, and its popularity has seen the attraction appear in every other Disney theme park around the world. Interestingly, the Mansion idea predates Disneyland completely to a time when Walt Disney hired his first Imagineers.
THE HAUNTED MANSION #1
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by JORGE COELHO
Cover by E.M. GIST
Crypt doors will creak, and tombstones will quake. And the next spine-tingling Disney Kingdoms adventure is about to begin. What terrifying secrets lie deep within the mansion? Hop in your Doom Buggy and find out when THE HAUNTED MANSION #1 materializes in your local comic shop and on digital devices this coming March!
Who is ready for this book? Because of the Disney theme, I doubt it will be too horrific, though that would be pretty interesting if Marvel and Disney decided to launch a horror series along the same lines as Afterlife with Archie.