Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Return of Darkwing Duck

Darkwing Duck #1 (of 4)- Darkwing Duck is long retired, the city of St. Canard is now protected by overzealous robots known as Crimebots. Since shunning the public spotlight our hero has taken a job as a "Data Accounts Networking Officer" spending most of his time dealing principal calls concerning Gosalyn's latest antics at school and daydreaming about his glory days when he fought a giant monster rabbits or when had his arm was transformed into a snake. Ah, those were the days.

Good first issue from the folks at BOOM! Studios setting up the world of Darkwing Duck and reminding us all why it needs a hero who quacks in the night. Ian Brill has captured the humor of the old cartoon and the art by James Silvani is near perfect. Definitely worth a look. In fact, response was so good BOOM! decided after one issue to forgo the initial concept of a four-issue mini-series and immediately green-lit Darkwing Duck as an ongoing monthly series. Hopefully the terror that flaps in the night will continue to do so for a very long time.

[BOOM! $3.99]

Darkwing Duck #2 - Guard flamingos? Yes! As Darkwing Duck investigates the Crimebots and attempts to spring Honker from the slammer for downloading music, four of his oldest villains (Megavolt, Liquidator, Quackerjack, Bushroot) have banded together and come out of retirement to get revenge on the idiots they've been forced to work for since getting regular jobs. Worth reading? It has guard flamingos! 'nuff said.

[BOOM! $3.99]

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