One of my favorite rides in Walt Disney World is Haunted Mansion. I've been a fan of the "Grim Grinning Ghosts" for as long as I can remember. Now that Marvel has a comic under the Disney Kingdoms imprint based on the spooky ride, fans can have a chance to get a sense for the world from the comfort of their own homes. Written by, Joshua Williamson, with art by Jorge Coelho, this week brings the release of the second issue. If you're looking for a reason to pick up a copy, here are three…
One: The Haunted Mansion comic gives a great sense of what the ride is all about. I was impressed by how many small details were included throughout the story. Floating heads, hitchhiking ghosts, and a ballroom filled with dance. I guarantee you'll be happy with the cameos.
Two: The actual plot is very entertaining. The main character's name is Danny and he is summoned to the Haunted Mansion by Madame Leota after his Granfather dies. Now he must help the ghosts before they're stuck in the mansion forever!
Three: The villain is actually spooky. There were a few moments throughout the first two issues where I got a sense of chills, but was skeptical of how the villain would be. I'm happy to report that the Pirate Captain is a sinister guy. I'm amused by him, but wouldn't like to run into him in the dark. I'm secretly hopeful that this will lead to a Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean crossover because that's my second favorite ride.
Don't wait! Indulge in this entertaining tale. Pick up Haunted Mansion #2 this week. You'll also be able to grab a copy of the second printing of Haunted Mansion #1.