Media Release — Coming in March 2015, the world famous, thrill-packed Disney attraction Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roars to life like never before as the newest Marvel and Disney Kingdoms comic series! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look at Pasqual Ferry’s thunderous cover to the exciting first issue!
Continuing the unique collaboration between Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad continues the tradition of the critically acclaimed Seekers of the Weird and Figment in bringing you new adventures inspired by the already beloved lands, attractions, characters and world of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
From acclaimed writer Dennis Hopeless (Spider-Woman, Avengers Undercover) and rising star artist Tigh Walker (Avengers Undercover) comes an all-new 5-issue series revealing the never-before-told saga of how the dangerous gold mine of Big Thunder Mountain became the haunted legend it is today. Malevolent mine owner Barnabas T. Bullion is determined to shelter his teen daughter Abigail from the dangers of the Wild West. Little does he know his brave young daughter has other ideas – which include robbing her own father’s mine as a masked bandit!
Earthquakes! Floods! Dynamite-chewing goats! Can the denizens of Rainbow Ridge survive the clash between mankind’s greed and nature’s fury? And what is the protective power that dwells deep within the mysterious mountain? Surprises await you when the newest Disney Kingdoms series pulls out of the station in March 2015!
BIG THUNDER MOUNTAIN RAILROAD #1 (OF 5)
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Penciled by TIGH WALKER
Cover by PASQUAL FERRY
On Sale March 2015!
Elements based on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad © Disney
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99
About Disney Kingdoms:
Created as a collaboration between Marvel Comics and Walt Disney Imagineering’s designers, producers and creative directors, the Disney Kingdoms line is home to exciting new comic stories expanding upon already beloved lands, attractions, characters and worlds of Disney Parks and Resorts. Launching in 2014 with Seekers of the Weird, Disney Kingdoms showcases some of the best and brightest Marvel creators as they craft new adventures that can be enjoyed by Disney and Marvel fans of any age.
About Marvel Entertainment:
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.