While you can see it as pure marketing and corporate synergy, it makes a whole lot of sense that Marvel Entertainment and Walt Disney Imagineering would bring out a book that, like a few others, are ideal to have available at their resorts and parks around the world in order to add something unique and draw more people to the Marvel brand. Set for release on March 9th, they’ve brought out a look at the cover and the interior artwork along with some variants for Haunted Mansion. The new series comes from writer Joshua Williamson (Illuminati, Nailbiter) and artist Jorge Coelho (Loki: Agent of Asgard, Polarity) and certainly looks intriguing.
Plot concept: It seems that no one lives in the elegant mansion on the hill…but where then is that eerie organ music come from? Are its iron gates meant to keep people out…or keep some things in? Filled with wall-to-wall creeps and hot and cold running chills, the happy haunts of the Haunted Mansion come to (after)life like never before! Get ready to meet the 999 spooks lingering within. But be warned, they’re looking for the 1000th!
HAUNTED MANSION #1 (JAN160749)
Written by JOSHUA WILLIAMSON
Art by JORGE COELHO
Cover by E.M. GIST
Variant Covers by BRIAN CROSBY (JAN160750) and SKOTTIE YOUNG (JAN160751)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (JAN160752)
FOC – 02/15/16, On-Sale – 03/09/16