Disney has had quite a bit of success in turning ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ into a movie, or 4, and limited success of turning ‘The Haunted Mansion’ into one. So what’s next on the Disney theme park to media extravaganza? Well, to an extent ‘Tomorrowland‘ is based on the theme park itself but now it looks like they are going to be stepping into the world of comics. (I’m sure that their purchase of Marvel didn’t influence this decision at all.)
First up on the lineup? A trilogy of graphic novels that will start with ‘Space Mountain: A Graphic Novel’ that is to be released in May of 2014. Apparently Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will be appearing in the books and be one of the main locations of the comic. The graphic novel will be written by Bryan Q. Miller (‘Smallville’) and illustrated by Kelley Jones (‘Sandman‘).
We’ve got some details such as the official plot description and a couple early inked pages that you can see out below. Apparently, the big reveals of information on the project will be released at New York Comic Con this October!
The year is 2125 and the Magellan Science Academy has given two lucky cadets “golden tickets” to join a team of space explorers on a special time travel mission 24 hours into the future. But when their mission goes unexpectedly wrong, the two kids must band together with a tiny flying saucer sidekick to save themselves and their crew—and all of Space Mountain—before time runs out and the galaxy is destroyed!
Golden tickets? Gee that sounds like something out of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ doesn’t it? At any rate, this one easily sounds like a graphic novel that could be adapted to the big screen down the line. There’s always a chance it could be related to ‘Tomorrowland’ somehow from the time travel aspect. I’m just speculating here, but perhaps they take place in a new Disney universe that’s being created?
So are you interested in having read the plot? Are you eager for more details come October?
Source: Bleeding Cool