Dynamite Entertainment is resurrecting Disney’s Darkwing Duck for an all-new comic series that flies into the marketplace starting on January 4, 2023.
Written by Amanda Deibert (Netflix’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, DC Super Hero Girls) and illustrated by Italian artist Carlo Cid Lauro wth lettering from Jeff Eckleberry, Darkwing Duck features the superheroic deeds of Drake Mallard first seen on the Disney Channel’s popular animated series of the same name that ran from 1991-1992.
“Darkwing Duck was huge when I was a kid, and I am thrilled to help introduce the fun, humor, and action-packed mystery to a new generation!,” said writer Amanda Deibert. “Let’s get Dangerous!”
Check out Dynamite’s official synopsis:
“He is the terror that flaps in the night… He is the ferocious fowl who plucks the evil eye from the face of foul play. He is Darkwing Duck! By night he vigilantly defends his city of St. Canard from the dastardly, devilish demons who would wage wanton war with his trademark costume and gadgets, and lurks through the shadows, striking fear in the heart of the criminal underworld. By day he’s known as the mild-mannered Drake Mallard, father to his adorable adopted daughter Gosalyn. Can Darkwing successfully juggle his two separate lives, all while looking incredibly cool and impossibly handsome?”
Darkwing Duck #1 launches with a thrilling showdown between Darkwing and his dastardly arch nemesis Megavolt. The premiere issue showcases a flock of variant covers for collectors from fan-favorite cartoonists and illustrators including David Nakayama, Mirka Andolfo, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Jacob Edgar, Trish Forstner, George Kambadais, and series artist Carlo Lauro.
“Fans of the original TV series are in for a total treat, because Amanda and Carlo are conjuring up a hilarious, thrill-filled adventure series that’s directly connected with the classic feel of the show, but 100% accessible for new readers,” says Editor Nate Cosby. “Alongside Darkwing Duck, Launchpad McQuack, and Gosalyn, fans will get to see countless favorite characters in the series. Tune in for possible appearances by Morgana Macawber, Bushroot, Dr. Nogood, and more!”