Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Darkwing Duck": The Return Of The 'Duck Knight'

BOOM! Studios "Darkwing Duck" #1 comic book will be released in June, written by Ian Brill and illustrated by James Sylvani.

"...Once the greatest protector of 'St. Canard', 'Darkwing Duck' was known the world over as 'The Terror That Flaps In The Night.' Now, mysteriously, DW has not been seen or heard from in well over a year -- and St. Canard finds that evil is once again on the rise. But when a nefarious plan threatens everyone, Darkwing Duck knows it's time for the Duck Knight to return!..."

"Darkwing Duck", the first of two spin-offs of the cartoon series "Duck Tales", originated as an animated TV series, produced by The Walt Disney Company, from 1991-1995 and 1996-1997 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC.

The series featured a super-powered 'anthropomorphic duck' with the alter ego of 'Drake Mallard' (voiced by Jim Cummings).

"Darkwing Duck" was also the first Disney Afternoon property that was produced completely as a genre parody, with 91 episodes laden with references to superhero, pulp adventure and super-spy fiction. The character's costume, gas gun and flashy introductions are all reminiscent of pulp magazine heroes "The Green Hornet" and "The Shadow" while the fictional city of St. Canard and Darkwing's 'rogues gallery' are direct parodies of 'Gotham City' and 'Batman'.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Darkwing Duck"...