Saturday, October 19, 2013

Space Mountain Graphic Novel to be Released May 2014

Believe it or not but a 176 pages graphic novel inspired by Disneyland beloved attraction Space Mountain will be released May 2014. The graphic novel will be written by Spider-Man writer Bryan Q. Miller and illustrated by Batman artist Kelley Jones and Hi-Fi Design. 

Space Mountain story is described as "the story of two kids, a miniature flying saucer and dangerous mission twenty-four hours into a twisted tomorrow." Here is the synopsis: 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 field trip to journey 24 hours into the future. But when their mission goes unexpectedly wrong, the two kids must band together with a miniature flying saucer sidekick to save themselves and their crew — and return to Space Mountain — before time runs out and the universe is destroyed!

Space Mountain, is currently available for pre-order HERE , will be available on May 6, 2014 in both hardcover and paperback editions, and is the first of a trilogy with "Return to Space Mountain" to be released in 2015 and "Battle for Space Mountain" in 2016.

Pictures: copyright Disney Publishing


K. Martinez said...

I saw this the other day on Amazon but wasn't sure about it. I think I may get it though. Sounds like they're laying the groundwork for a Space Mountain movie.

Thanks for showing a couple of the pages.

Anonymous said...

I think it is quite interesting that Disney is trying to implement narratives on its classic attractions.

Originally Space Mountain only has a very strong theme (space travel) but not a story. Now they fix this lack of narration by adding a story. And I think that they are doing just the same with Big Thunder Mountain (TV show).

The audience seems to crave compelling narratives. I think that's why IP based attractions are extremely popular these days.

I am curious to see whether they add references relating to the graphic novel to the actual ride!