Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird #1

Writer: Brandon Seifert Artist: Karl Moline Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
6.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

• When their parents are kidnapped, teens Maxwell and Melody are thrust into a thrilling race through the world's most strange and dangerous museum as they unite with their mysterious and swashbuckling uncle to save their family and the world from an evil secret society!
• Envisioned by famous Walt Disney Imagineer Rolly Crump for Walt Disney in 1965, the Museum of the Weird's innovative designs were left on Crump's drawing board...until now!
• Brought to you by writer Brandon Seifert (Witch Doctor), artist Karl Moline (AVENGERS ARENA) and Shuster Award-winning cover artist Mike Del Mundo!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jan 14, 2014

    I really had no intention on picking this one up, but I'm truly glad I did. SEEKERS OF THE WEIRD is a really fun book and a brilliant collaboration between Disney and Marvel. This is a fantastic start to an adventure comic that is very reminiscent of earlier, live-action Disney films. There's a lot of creativity and imagination in this book, and I'm glad it's around. If you feel like having a bit of fun this week, I recommend picking up this first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jan 15, 2014

    While readers may not need to rush out and buy this story immediately, it is better than many are going to expect. Author Brandon Seifert does a great job stepping out of the way and letting Karl Moline go insane on pencils. The imagery mixed with the impressive Fray artists visuals are more than enough to tell you that you need to take a look at this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Derek McCaw Jan 21, 2014

    Perfect for kids, and definitely a book Disney fanatics are going to seek out, Seekers of the Weird #1 promises a lot for the Disney/Marvel alliance. It took a while, but it was worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 14, 2014

    "Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird" #1 is packed with the same energy the early CrossGen comic books delivered: effervescent uncertainty in the midst of world-building. Like those first days, there is enough familiarity there in the structure and pacing, the comfortably detailed artwork to invite readers in. With the title "Seekers of the Weird" flying under the banner of "Disney Kingdoms," this is a fine first offering. While it is unclear if there are many other Kingdoms to be explored in comic book form, this maiden voyage is certainly enjoyable. Seifert, Moline and company give readers enough to spark imagination and inspire us to come back for more. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GoCollect - @thejedster Jan 16, 2014

    I definitely enjoyed reading through this first issue of Seekers. Theres a lot of questions raised and might move a bit too quickly, but there's potential for a great story here even though this is a limited series. It has very strong artwork and colors that help it break from a traditional Disney look that one might expect. Im definitely going to see this limited series to the end. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 18, 2014

    Seekers of the Weird is probably a niche book. Fans of Disney and of the attractions might be curious enough to check this out but generally speaking those readers that like adventure and mystery but nothing over the top might find something to like here. I plan to check out the series to see where this is headed. This is a good start. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Ben Silverio Jan 19, 2014

    But overall, while I've found this to be exciting and very curious, it almost feels too familiar. Depending on where it goes from here, it could be just another average Disney story. But I'm willing to give it this new book the benefit of the doubt and see where it's going. If not for the story, I'm a huge Disney parks nerd, so I'd want to keep reading to find out more about the Museum of the Weird. Since the attraction was never built, it can come to life in the pages of this Marvel comic. And that in itself has the right amount of Disney magic to keep me interested in 'Seekers of the Weird'. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Lawrence Arboleda Jan 20, 2014

    Disney Kingdoms: Seekers of the Weird has a lot of interesting concepts going for it but the debut issue unfortunately fell short of my initial expectations. While I loved the story's humor, breakneck pace, and moments of weirdness, the characters were just too paper-thin for the issue to hold my interest. I'm hoping that the mini-series will redeem itself in the succeeding issues. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 20, 2014

    Overall, it's just a mish-mash of vaguely formed parts that never quite gel into an appealing whole. I give the series a couple more issues to stay off the Drop List. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Freeland Costin Jan 19, 2014

    With such an unpredictable story line, there really is no guessing to where this book could be heading to next, but being that the comic is left on such a bizarre cliff-hanger, this off the wall story could have some readers hooked. With the headline for the next issue 'It gets weirder!', the first thought for next month is "Is that even possible?" Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 15, 2014

    Melody's shirt may proudly proclaim "Keep It Weird," but ultimately Seekers of the Weird is anything but. It feels tired on the first read, with little to distinguish it from any other supernatural coming-of-age story. To make matters worse, the storytelling style winds up feeling hampered by the comics medium, with the stilted dialogue missing out on an actor's charisma to sell it. If you're looking to get your kids hooked on comics, pick another book - if you're a Disney diehard, you've got plenty of other options. If fun is what you seek, this is not the comic you are looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    melt_man Feb 13, 2014

    Walking down the aisle, something caught my eye... Huge skulls, vintage typography and mysticism -- peaking my interest. One other thing caught my eye, and that was the "Disney Kingdoms" logo, which brought my 'peaked interest' down to a hesitant, deep-down-decision-making conflict. Well... I ended up getting it, and was not disappointed. This issue established interesting characters, a mysterious, refreshing, light-hearted storyline and nostalgia if you envisioned it being a Labyrinth-esque late 80's movie, which just hadn't been developed yet. I will only recommend it to those of us who still in contact with their inner child. If you don't... well... there's always Preacher.

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