Marvel and Disney are putting together a series of comics that are inspired by the Disney Parks, and they will come together under the name of “Disney Kingdom.” First up is “Seekers of the Weird,” but the second series has been revealed to be based on Dreamfinder and Figment.
Coming in June will be the next Marvel Disney comic, and it will be called “Figment,” and yes…it’s going to be focused on Journey Into Imagination from Epcot.
As you can tell by the image, Figment and Dreamfinder are featured and look a little on the steampunk side as Geek and Sundry first showed.
The entire press release from Marvel is below:
This summer, journey into the exciting depths of your own imagination in FIGMENT #1, the new Disney Kingdoms series created by the unique collaboration between Marvel and Walt Disney Imagineering. This five-issue series, created by rising star writer Jim Zub (Skullkickers), fan-favorite artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) and blockbuster cover artist John Tyler Christopher, weaves an all-new steampunk fantasy adventure that reveals the never-before-told origin of the inventor known as Dreamfinder and his trusty dragon companion!
A mainstay of Walt Disney World’s Epcot® Theme Park, Figment and the enigmatic inventor Dreamfinder have captivated visitors of EPCOT’s Journey Into Imagination attraction for years and Marvel and Disney are proud to bring their exciting story to the masses this June!
“Can you imagine the never-before-revealed origin of one of Disney’s most creative characters? Can you picture a Marvel spin on the Epcot® Theme Park’s mind-expanding attraction, Journey Into Imagination? Have you ever wondered how the inventor known as Dreamfinder created a certain inquisitive purple dragon?” says editor Bill Rosemann. “Be prepared for all of these answers–not to mention amazing creatures, magical lands, and cool clockwork contraptions–in FIGMENT!”
“Expanding the story of Figment has been intimidating, but I’m genuinely enjoying it,” says writer Jim Zub in an interview with Marvel.com. “I want to do right by Disney fans and new readers alike, creating an entertaining story and that comes from working with engaging characters. Digging a bit deeper into Figment and Dreamfinder has been a fun challenge. In so many ways this story really is a ‘Journey Into Imagination’, in both word and deed.”
This summer, all it takes is one little spark to let your imagination take flight. Don’t miss the highly anticipated debut of the next title in the Disney Kingdoms family when FIGMENT hits comic shops this June!
FIGMENT #1 (OF 5)
Written by Jim Zub
Penciled by Filipe Andrade
Cover by John Tyler Christopher
Elements based on Figment © Disney
32 PGS./All Ages …$3.99
As InsidetheMagic noticed, the design on Dreamfinder’s vest is that of the original icon for Journey Into Imagination.