I’m not sure exactly why Marvel keeps publishing these comics based on Disney theme park attractions, but it probably has something to do with the fact that Disney owns Marvel. Anyway, if you’re old and love kitsch, cocktails, tiki bars and so on, you will probably get all excited about Enchanted Tiki Room #1, the start of….well the PR doesn’t say if its a mini series, a standalone or how long it is or anything really. But it is a thing.
Probably a thing that will be sold at Disney theme parks.
This comics series is a collaboration with Imagineering, the Disney division which sits around and thinks of amazing things all day. Previous books included Figments, Haunted Mansion and Big Thunder Railroad.
The actual Enchanted Tiki Room attraction is one of those early 60s animatronic displays that doesn’t really do anything – you walk into a room and a bunch of parrots from different lands say incredibly stereotyped things and they sing. And it’s enchanting!
Anyway, the comic is coming out next month:
Welcome to the Enchanted Tiki Room, a place of legend…of fantasy…and mystery! Here, on an isolated and mysterious island, almost anything can happen. And often does! Inside the island’s Enchanted Tiki Room – an astonishing cast of birds, plants and ancient Tiki gods spring to life. As the next boat arrives carrying new visitors, what stories will unfold, what mysteries will be revealed and how are they all connected?
Your journey is about to begin, so grab your flip-flops, pop open your beach chair and uncover the mystery and the magic on October 5th withENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1! Plus, look for the ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 POSTER, available at your local comic shops on October 12th(AUG161041)!
ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 (AUG160951)
ENCHANTED TIKI ROOM #1 POSTER Also Available (AUG161041)
Written by JON ADAMS
Art by HORACIO DOMINGUES
Cover by BRIAN KESINGER
Orange Bird Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT (AUG160952)
Connecting Variant Cover by JASON GRANDT (AUG160954)
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (AUG160953)
Variant Cover by JODY DALY (AUG160955)
Elements based on Enchanted Tiki Room © Disney
FOC – 9/12/16, On-Sale – 10/5/16
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.