Marvel and Disney today announced a new comic book series being presented under the new Disney Kingdoms banner. “Seekers of the Weird” number one will hit comic stores in January, and is the first in a series of projected titles expanding on existing attractions of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
“Seekers of the Weird” is inspired by Disney's legendary - but never constructed – Museum of the Weird. Dreamed up by famous Imagineer Rolly Crump in 1965, the Museum of the Weird was home to a collection of mystical curiosities said to have been unearthed from all corners of the globe. Originally conceived as a spooky walk-through attraction connected to the Haunted Mansion, Crump's designs were left on the drawing board following the passing of Walt Disney.
According to the official synopsis from Marvel Entertainment:
When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world's strangest - and most dangerous museum! Together, they must join forces with their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle as they attempt to rescue their family and save the world from an evil secret society! And they just might discover the truth behind their wild and weird destiny along the way!
“Seekers of the Weird” is written by Brandon Seifert (“Witch Doctor”) and drawn by Karl Moline (“Avengers Arena”). According to a spokesman for Marvel Entertainment, there are no plans at present to create a Museum of the Weird attraction at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. There is no word on whether “Seekers of the Weird” might also be destined for the big screen.