Way back in October of 2013, my boys and I started reading books from a new comic line that was a collaboration between Marvel and Disney. The line is called Disney Kingdoms. The first series from this new line was titled Seekers of the Weird.
Some of you may or may not know that before the Haunted Mansion was the Haunted Mansion we know and love there was talk of an attraction called Museum of the Weird. Marvel and Disney were smart with this new series they brought in the one and only Rolly Crumb, who worked on both the Museum and the Mansion, to help write the series. I am a big Mansion fan and this felt to me like an extension of the Mansion. My boys and I really enjoyed reading the 5 part series.
The next series they released was Journey Into Imagination with Figment. This series gave us the origins of the beloved purple bundle of fun. It was nice to finally see how the Dreamfinder used his imagination to create Figment.
We are now in the middle of the third series, titled Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I am only 3 comics into this one and we are anxiously awaiting the 4th installment.
My boys and I have very much enjoyed all three of the series so far and look forward to the conclusion of Big Thunder and await the title of the fourth series.
I know from my other comic book friends these were pretty popular and some issues had more than one printing, which is a good sign in the comic book world. The first 2 series can even be found now as graphic novels so you won’t have to wait a month in between like we had to do.
In my house, we do have required summer reading for the kids, but reading should also be fun. We enjoy these comics as a fun reading pastime to mix in with the required reading. Have you read any of the Disney Kingdoms yet? What do think the next Disney Kingdoms series should be?