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Months after that first cryptic D23 tease, Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering are finally ready to share their “something weird.” The companies announced today the launch of Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird, the first comic book published under the just-minted Disney Kingdoms banner.

As has long been speculated, the series takes its inspiration from the never-built Museum of the Weird attraction at Disneyland. Brandon Siefert is writing the book, with art by Karl Moline. Get a look at the cover after the jump.

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A few days before D23 kicked off this past weekend, Marvel and Disney hinted at the announcement of a new mystery project. Attendees were urged to “ask for something WEIRD” at the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Pavilion, which launched a whole bunch of theorizing about what that something might be.

Now that the expo’s come and gone… well, we still don’t know¬†that much more about the secretive endeavor, actually. Apparently, Disney prefers to take its sweet time doling out the details on this one. But we do have confirmation that it’s a comic book, and we have a first peek at some artwork for it. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Space Mountain

Once upon a time, the idea of crafting an entire media franchise around a Disneyland ride seemed ridiculous. Four Pirates of the Caribbean movies and billions of box office dollars later, Disney has the last laugh.

Bolstered by that success, the studio is now looking to tell another new story based on one of its classic theme park attractions. Disney Press will publish Space Mountain: A Graphic Novel next year, inspired by the roller coaster of the same name.

Additionally, there are hints that the studio is also looking to turn an attraction that never was, The Museum of the Weird, into a possible comic book. Or so we think. Hit the jump for details on both projects, including a peek at some artwork from Space Mountain.

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Eventually, there will be no Disney theme park attraction, real or imagined, that doesn’t hit a movie screen. Pirates of the Caribbean was only the beginning. Guillermo del Toro has a deal to make a Haunted Mansion film (a new one, that is, but not a sequel) and Jon Favreau will direct the Night at the Museum-like Magic Kingdom.

Now The Museum of the Weird, an attraction that was planned but never built, is edging towards development. Read More »

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