wdwjill (NDM#117) (27 Posts)

My name Jill Laperle. My first trip to Disney was way back in 1978. I still remember the first glimpse of the Magic Kingdom with my parents. I even still have some of those unused original tickets buried in a box. I met and married my Prince Charming (Jeff) and we have 2 Princes (Riley and Aidan). Mickey and Minnie were kind enough to pop in at our wedding (thanks to our parents) and we had an amazing Disney honeymoon. Both of the boys had their first haircuts at the Main Street Barber Shop when they were a year old. In 2009 we became proud DVC owners at Baylake Tower. I have graduated from the College of Disney Knowledge and keep up with that training just to help people plan trips. I made it to the second round for Moms Panel after years of applying. I will keep trying knowing one of these years it will be my turn. I was a beta tester for Disney InsidEARS. I may have a small obsession with Disney Dooney and Harvey Seatbelt bags. I also love collecting Disney iPhone cases, Chamilia beads and other jewelry finds. I am always showing a Disney Side in a small way. Anything else you would like to know just ask. NDM #117


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.

Disney Kingdoms Seekers Of The Weird Cover
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?

What do you think?

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