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Comic Review: Disney Kingdoms: SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD #1

Comics and MangaKristina PinoComment

It's nice to see that Marvel is finally publishing something Disney-related, and it's under a new imprint called Disney Kingdoms.

Seekers of the Weird is a new story based on an attraction that never was (called Museum of the Weird).

It was meant to be a tie-in to the Haunted Mansion, and was never realized partly because of Walt's passing. An all-star cast of creators have called up Imagineer Rolly Crump's designs for the never-was attraction and brought them to life.

Seekers of the Weird introduces Max and Melody Keep, two teenagers who are suddenly thrust into a completely unfathomable adventure when their parents are kidnapped. I don't really know too much about the pair yet, except they share a good brother-sister relationship despite having totally different personalities. The team doesn't waste too much time focusing on them or any of the other characters though, choosing to just thrust everyone into action.

This is a fun and fast-paced introduction to the story, and left me curious for more. I like the art style, which is soft. The panels are easy to follow, and it all worked well with the imagery in the fantastic place the kiddos now find themselves in. I'm just sad to read that apparently this is a five-book miniseries. There's nothing to be done about that except show Marvel and Disney that I'd like more books like this published by buying them all, and I hope you'll consider doing the same.

The team:

Writer: Brandon Seifert

Pencils: Karl Moline

Ink: Rick Magyar

Colors: Jean-Francois Beaulier

Letters: VC's Joe Caramagna

Cover: Michael Del Mundo (variants by Rolly Crump, Brian Crosby, and Del Mundo)

Imagineers on hand: Jim Clark, Brian Crosby, Tom Morris, Josh Shipley

Asst. Editor: Mark Basso

Editor: Bill Rosemann