Halloween has come and gone, but Disneyland’s famous “Grim Grinning Ghosts” will be haunting Marvel Comics in 2016!
Saturday, Marvel posted a teaser for the new Haunted Mansion comic that will be published under its Disney Kingdoms imprint. A creative team for the project was not announced, but Marvel has previously published the theme park-inspired Big Thunder Mountain Railroad comic by Dennis Hopeless and Tigh Walker.
Disney’s original Haunted Mansion attraction opened at Disneyland in 1969, and it has remained a popular ride ever since and there are versions of the attraction at other Disney theme parks around the world.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) October 31, 2015
According to the Haunted Mansion’s official backstory, there are “999 unearthly specters” inhabiting the stately home, including the Hitchhiking Ghosts, the Ghostly Bride, the disembodied head of spiritualist Madame Leota, and a graveyard filled with singing spooks who love to socialize.
Slave Labor Graphics published the first official Haunted Mansion comics in 2005, but this will be the franchise’s first return to the medium in over ten years. Disney has also attempted to make the Haunted Mansion into a feature film franchise, with a 2003 Haunted Mansion movie starring Eddie Murphy. However, a sequel for that movie never materialized. In 2010, director Guillermo del Toro was hired by Disney to write and direct a new Haunted Mansion movie, but that movie has also failed to move forward.
Comic fans, who is your dream creative team for the Haunted Mansion comic? And which ghosts do you want to see featured in the comic? Prepare your death certificate and share your picks below!
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