Darkwing Duck #1
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Darkwing Duck #1

Writer: Amanda Deibert Artist: Carlo Lauro Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 25, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 22
7.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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He is the terror that flaps in the night...He is the ferocious fowl who plucks the evil eye from the face of foul play...He is Darkwing Duck! Alongside his trusty sidekick Lauchpad McQuack, Darkwing hyper-vigilantly defends St. Canard from the dastardly, devilish demons who would wage wanton war! By night, our caped defender lurks in the shadows, striking fear (and maybe confusion?) in the heart of the criminal underworld...but by day, no one suspects that Darkwing is also mild-mannered Drake Mallard, a well-meaning father to his adorable adopted daughter, Gosalyn! Can Darkwing successfully navigate his two separate lives, all while looking i more

  • 9.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Jan 25, 2023

    DARKWING DUCK #1gives OG Darkwing Duck fans and new readers plenty of good things to quack about. The writing and art nail the original cartoons look and feel with a fun, family-friendly adventure sure to put a smile on your beak err, billerr, face. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 25, 2023

    Darkwing Duck #1 is such a fun and welcome return of the series. Here's hoping it has a run that goes longer than the animated series it's based on. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 25, 2023

    Lauro beautifully captures the visual style of this world and its characters. The visuals are as fun and funny as the story and the art complements it really well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Jan 26, 2023

    Darkwing Duck #1 is a fun-filled jaunt back into the world of St. Canard and it brings back childhood nostalgia for those who loved watching the show. It has exciting adventure, the return of familiar friends and foes of Darkwing Duck, and even an underlying lesson for both kids and adults. What adventures might await the guardian of St. Canard in future issues? Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Colin Moon Jan 24, 2023

    Capturing the world of St. Canard beautifully, Darkwing Duck sticks to the classics without overthinking it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Jan 31, 2023

    While I don't think Carlo Lauro's version of the characters has quite the same pop that James Silvani provided, he still captures the classic feel of the show with plenty of monologuing and shameless self-promoting from our hero provided by writer Amanda Deibert. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 25, 2023

    It's remarkably good at capturing the tone of DW's cartoon adventures, with a few fun in-jokes and Easter eggs and art that stays on-model. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Jan 25, 2023

    If you want what is effectively a brand-new episode of Darkwing Duck, warts and all, this is the comic for you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Jonn McLoed Mar 16, 2023

    The writing and art are a joy to behold for fans of D.W of old and so easy to pick up and enjoy as a new reader as well no matter the age. It’s lovely in this day and age to just be able to spend time reading like I did so so many years ago as a child. It put a smile on my face and I look forward to picking this up every month.

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack Jan 28, 2023

    Im giving it a really high score because this is pretty much everything you could ask for in a DW comic.

    Having seen most of the original series later on in life than childhood, I still am a big fan of the character and his world. The cover was pretty awesome but I wasnt sure how the very 90s series would fit into the modern world, and I wasn't sure if the art would match the zany style of the original while feeling fresh.

    Thankfully my concerns were alayed within the first few pages. Basically what you are getting here is a new season of Darkwing Duck, the first new epsioxe of rhe original series in quite some time with the small caveat that there are some modern references... being that characters have cell phones n more

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  • 8.5
    Peter Jan 27, 2023

    I grew up watching DW Duck, and this threw me right back to my childhood. Great art, fun stand alone story, so I'm assuming the next issues will tell one story per issue. Highly recommend for all ages.

  • 8.0

    It's good to see Darkwing back in comics after a 6 year hiatus. I enjoyed the Boom and Joe Books series very much so I was looking forward to another run, and this debut issue didn't disappoint. It does a good job showing Darkwing still works well 30 years after his original adventures televised. He's a true Disney icon like many of the classic characters who have passed the test of time for nearly a century now.
    It was generally an average plot and story, but really ideal for the first issue of a new run. They chose a good way to kick things off with a stand alone adventure and featuring Megavolt, one of his most classic foes. It really does remind me of the other Disney comics over the years. They remain age friendly and give good s more

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