On Sunday, October 13, Disney Publishing Worldwide will formally announce its upcoming graphic novel series, Space Mountain, based on the classic, iconic attraction found in Disney theme parks around the world.
Written by ‘Arrow’ and Spider-Man writer Bryan Q Miller and illustrated by Batman artist Kelley Jones and Hi-Fi Design, Space Mountain is described as ‘the story of two kids, a miniature flying saucer and dangerous mission twenty-four hours into a twisted tomorrow.’
The book’s synopsis as follows: 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!
To commemorate the Space Mountain announcement, Disney Publishing Worldwide will be giving away free New York Comic-Con exclusive posters (seen above) at their booth (#2128) while supplies last. In addition, they will be offering visitors a ‘trilium ticket’ which can be used to enter for the chance to win two one-day park hopper tickets to the Walt Disney World Resort (travel not included). For more information and to enter, visit the Disney Publishing Worldwide booth between 10 am and 1:45 pm on Sunday.
Space Mountain, which is currently available for pre-order, will be available in both hardcover and paperback editions beginning May 6, 2014. It is expected to be the first of a trilogy, followed by Return to Space Mountain (2015) and Battle for Space Mountain (2016).
Image of poster courtesy of Disney Publishing Worldwide. Sample art featured is not final.