Disney's Aladdin Heads to Dark Horse With New Anthology

Disney and Dark Horse Comics are teaming up to produce an anthology comic based on the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin.

Corinna Bechko (Green LanternEarth One) and Pablo Vite (Black Panther) are working together on the new series. Released as a trade-paperback, the book will showcase four short, interconnected stories set across the fantastical city of Agrabah. Each story will explore a different element of the city, from the perspectives of characters like Aladdin and Jasmine. The comic doesn't necessarily seem to be a prequel however, as it will also include characters like Genie and the Magic Carpet.

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The comic is scheduled to be released through Dark Horse Comics. It is just one of their upcoming collaborations with Disney, including a series of stories from classical literature reframed with Disney characters. The release of the Aladdin anthology coincides with the theatrical premiere of Aladdin, which is scheduled to premiere the following month. The 72-page graphic novel is scheduled to to released on April 30.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud in the title role, with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as Genie, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim. The film arrives on May 24.

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