One of the linchpins of the Disney Afternoon was the superhero series Darkwing Duck. A kind of mallard-ization of Batman and The Shadow, it followed the adventures of the masked-hero as he fought to protect St. Canard from a tremendous rogues gallery including Bushroot, Megavolt, Quackerjack and Steel Beak. Only 91 episodes were produced, but as these things go, there’s a wider world of Darkwing in comic books, and in the over 20 years since the show first premiered on TV, the Terror that Quacks in the Night hasn’t lost any fans, and has actually gathered new ones. The recent BOOM! Studios series proved that again, but the series came to a close when the deal between Marvel Comics and Disney was closed. With a surplus of heroes at Marvel Comics though, it seems an upstart publisher is game to bring Darkwing back, re-publishing old stories and printing brand new ones. (more…)
Nerd Art Dump: Darkwing Duck the Sith, The Avengers With Pokemon, Game of Thrones the Videogame & MOAR!
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Oh look, a Disney/Star Wars mash-up… This one by Xum Yukinori, features Darkwing Duck joining the dark side of the force, which appears to be more open to purple instead of the customary black. [Geek Tyrant]
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Amongst the veritable treasure trove on Deviant Art comes some new work that will put a smile on the face of anyone that grew up with the Disney Afternoon slate of animated series. Artist E.D. Thweatt has rendered several characters from Talespin, Darkwing Duck, Chip ‘N’ Dales Rescue Rangers and DuckTales, and transformed them into humans, or at least as imagined by a Disney Animator.
Looking at Thweatt’s Deviant page he seems to have an affinity for Disney characters, not to mention a talent for realizing them, but these human versions of characters like Darkwing Duck, Gozlyn, Scrooge McDuck, Baloo, Gadget, et al is where he really seems to shine. You can also check out his gender switching sketches of Belle and Gaston from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
To our fellow Nerd Bastards, enjoy the artwork. And to E.D. Thweatt, keep up the good work.
Do you remember the character Darkwing Duck?
He was an animated character made by Disney in a television show that ran in the early-to-mid 90’s. I will admit, I watched a few episodes back in the day, and the theme song was catchy – “Darkwing Duck! Let’s … get … DANGEROUS!” (You can watch the classic opening to the cartoon show song here)
I’m all for nostalgia, and it appears that so is Boom! Studio’s, who are bringing back the Batman-esque hero of the Disney universe in a trade comic book form later this month.
According to ComicsAlliance, the story is entitled “The Duck Knight Returns,” and similar to the Batman story it is modeled after (The Dark Knight Returns), Darkwing hung up his cowl, but now must come out of retirement to save his fair city, St. Canard.
Check out the link here for an amazing 18 page preview! Below are some tastes of the artwork.
One reason why cartoons were awesome during the 90’s was this show here. Sure, it was a spin-off of DuckTales but personally, I think it was better as all I could think of was flapping…and by that I meant Darkwing flapping terror in night. Seems like DW wants to get dangerous again but this time in comic book form. Starting in June, Boom comics will be releasing 4 issues mini-series by the editor Ian Brill (28 Days Later) and illustrator James Silvani (Muppet Comics). It’s an interesting note that the now Disney own Marvel isn’t doing the comic but it doesn’t matter to me since I am a fan of Darkwing Duck and just knowing that I can get another dose of my favorite crime fighting duck, I’ll take it. What do you guys think? Were any of ya’ll fans of the franchise back in the early 90’s or is this just a wasted effort?
Source: Comics Alliance
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