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Review: Darkwing Duck #1

Darkwing Duck #1
Darkwing Duck #1
James Silvani

Darkwing Duck #1
Writer:
Ian Brill
Artist: James Silvani
$3.99, Boom! Studios

The first issue of Darkwing Duck has something in common with The A-Team, and I’m not talking about the whole “Murdock/Launchpad” thing; both the new movie and the new series from Boom! Kids have been able to capture the flavor of the properties on which they were based, while expanding the scope.

The first issue serves mainly as set up to the main conflict of the next few issues and possibly a new status quo for the characters. It has been a year since Darkwing Duck has been last seen, and his alter ego, Drake Mallard is a drone in the monolithic corporation hired to police St. Canard with robots. His unknowing cubicle-mate is one of his arch-nemeses, Megavolt. His daughter is in private school and his sidekick is nowhere to be found.

With a “funny-animal” book like this, it would be easy to fall back on bad puns and slapstick. But Brill and Silvani are able to avoid those pitfalls by relying more on strong pacing and characterization. The humor in the book comes from the situations the characters find themselves in and responses, not exaggerated double-takes.

If you were a fan of the original animated series, Darkwing Duck is a must-have. But even if you weren’t, or you want to introduce your kids to the character, this is still a very strong first issue. Hopefully Brill and Silvani will be able to keep up this level of quality.

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  • Winona Cooking Examiner 4 years ago

    Thanks for explaining how this comic is one that should be introduced to our young ones.

    Winona Home & Living

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