Kate Culkin has an in-depth article on the newly formed Walt Disney comics imprint spearheaded by Ahmet Zappa and Christian Beranek:
Kingdom Comics plans to release its first book in summer 2009. All publications will be at least 120 pages and consist of a self-contained story, although successful works may spawn sequels. When the graphic novels draw on the Disney vaults, it will be to reimagine less successful live-action features, especially from the 1970s and ’80s, in original ways. “Disney wants to put a lot behind this and there is a good chance these stories will become the next film franchises,” according to Beranek. Zappa and Beranek will coauthor some books, but they are actively seeking other writers as well as artists. At Heroes Con, Beranek and Zappa announced the first creators who will work on the line, writers Scott Lobdell and Steve Niles, with more to be announced soon. “All I can say is, I think the fans will be happy,” Beranek promised.