- Posted by Johanna on March 31, 2014 at 7:15 am
- Category: Comic News
When I first went to Walt Disney World and EPCOT (before there were two more parks included in that Orlando destination), one of my favorite memories was seeing Dreamfinder and Figment, his little purple dragon. (This MousePlanet article has some of the history of the attraction where they appeared, Journey Into Imagination.)
So I’m oddly excited to see the newest Disney Marvel comic announced, Figment, a five-issue miniseries starting in June at $3.99 an issue. It’s written by Jim Zub (Skullkickers) and drawn by Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel); the cover shown here is by John Tyler Christopher. Like Seekers of the Weird, it’s a “Disney Kingdoms” series created in “collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering”.
It’s billed as a “steampunk fantasy adventure that reveals the never-before-told origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder and his trusty dragon companion!” Steampunk is both trendy and a good match for the characters. The MousePlanet article wants to hope that, based on this, Disney will finally treat the Journey Into Imagination park area better, but that seems optimistic, since a comic book is a lot cheaper than redoing architecture.