No, it’s not the long-awaited TV reboot we’ve been waiting for, but Darkwing Duck is finally coming back to life. Kinda.
A new, ongoing Darkwing Duck comic book is set to debut in April from Joe Books. The comic will be based on the beloved, early 1990s Disney animated series about a zany, Batman-esque hero who battles supervillains in the city of St. Canard. The original series was a wacky good time that did an excellent job of sending up classic superhero tropes while also telling some surprisingly fun stories (seriously, pick up the first season on DVD).
The new series will feature the creative team of writer Aaron Sparrow and artist James Silvani, both of whom actually worked on a previous Darkwing Duck comic run published by Boom! Studios in 2011. They’ll be joined by Andrew Dalhouse, Deron Bennett and Jesse Post behind the scenes.
Though recent reports of a Darkwing Duck animated revival turned out to be a warmed-over April Fool’s Joke, it’s worth noting Disney is already cooking up a reboot of DuckTales. Since the original Darkwing series was actually a spinoff of DuckTales, it stands to reason history could eventually repeat itself. Right? Hey, has there ever been a better time to capitalize on the superhero genre, all with an IP that has a good bit of lingering goodwill?
If nothing else, it’ll be nice to have the terror that flaps in the night back on the streets, keeping NegaDuck, Taurus Bulba and Megavolt in check.