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New Disney Kingdoms Series to feature Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

A reader favorite here on the Disney Parks Blog, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, will be the focus of a new Disney Kingdoms series and today we’re thrilled to share a first look at the spectacular cover artwork and details behind the adventure set in the wild Frontier.


Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is a five-part comic series driven by Walt Disney Imagineering storytelling that’ll include earthquakes, floods and, of course, dynamite-chewing goats. Disney Kingdoms editor Bill Rosemann says, “This action-packed story by writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Tigh Walker will feature the never-before-told saga of how the gold mine in Big Thunder Mountain became the haunted legend it is today.”

As readers explore the “wildest ride in the wilderness,” they’ll go back in time to a Gold Rush town where daring men and women were in a daily battle between man and mountain. There will be plenty of surprises and mystery along the way as the series uncovers why Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is more than a rumbling, tumbling train car attraction.

Disney Kingdoms Big Thunder Mountain Railroad series will be on sale in comic shops across the country in the spring of 2015.


  • I so enjoyed reading the Figment comic to my daughter and am happy to see the Disney Kingdom’s series continuing. Also as a comic fan (and publisher) I LOVE seeing the Disney Kingdoms comics for sale in the parks. The only thing I wonder about is the Space Mountain graphic novel – it ended “to be continued” will that become part of the Disney Kingdoms series so my daughter and I can find out what happens next?

  • I have the Haunted Mansion comics that came out in 2005 and they’re great. They’re fairly easy to come across through Ebay. Both those and the newer Disney Kingdoms are actually quite good. I ended up getting both Figment and Seekers of the Weird from TFAW.

  • The Haunted Mansion comics were published by SLG (Slave Labor Graphics) over the course of 2005-2007 and lasted for 6 issues. Each issue had approximately 4-5 stories within and featured many of our favorite ghosts from the Disney attraction.

    SLG also published other Disney related comics including a Gargoyles comic for 12 issues and a Tron comic for 6 issues.

    Disney comics have been a staple with many companies over the years and as a comic collector for the past 25 years and a lifelong Disney fan I am thrilled by the Disney Kingdoms imprint by Marvel Comics. I loved Figment & the Dreamfinder getting their origin stories (my favorite Disney characters) in “Figment” and it was great to be able to explore Rolly Crump’s inspired “Seekers of the Weird.”

    I’ve already placed an order for “Disney Kingdoms: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad” and I can’t wait to read the series!

  • For those asking, there was a Haunted Mansion comic that was released in 2005. They even worked pirates into the origin of the Gracey Mansion.

  • Love the teaser. This Disney Kingdoms team is on fire! I love all the stories edited by dynamic duo – Bill Rosemann and Mark Basso!

  • Disney Kingdoms comics may be purchased at virtually any local comic shop as they’re published by Marvel Comics. If there is no store nearby you then you can probably find the collected editions at any major book retailer, either bricks & mortar or via the Internet.

    Seekers of the Weird is already out as a collected edition. It was released in mid-August. Figment will be released in the coming months. I think that the Figment hardcover is due out on or about December 3.

  • where can you order the series subscription?

  • There have been two previous series, both 5 issues in length. The first was Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird. The second, which just recently ended, was Disney Kingdoms: Figment.

    I particularly loved the Figment & Dreamfinder origin story so I’m thrilled to read the news of this upcoming Big Thunder Mountain origin!

  • This sounds cool.

    I really enjoyed the Figment story arc and hope that there’ll be even more equally-cool story arcs for other attractions as well.

    I’d love to see Disney Kingdoms story arcs based on Country Bear Jamboree, the Enchanted Tiki Room and It’s a Small World, to name a few.

  • Was there another comic series? I can’t remember…

  • Awesome!! Hoping they follow up with a Haunted Mansion series!! 🙂

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