Darkwing Duck #4

Writer: Amanda Deibert Artist: Carlo Lauro Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: April 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Bushroot has taken over the community garden! Newly retired from the crimefighting game, Drake Mallard refuses to become Darkwing Duck again, insisting that he can take out Bushroot as a civilian! But when Bushroot turns the garden into an immense, evil vegetable maze, can Drake stand idly by and not unleash the Terror Within Him That Flaps In The Night?

  • 8.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 19, 2023

    Darkwing Duck #4 is another fun issue that hints at a bigger story to come while keeping everything focused. For long time fans it's a welcome return of the characters but for new readers the team has been introducing everyone slowly. Lots of fun that captures or childhood. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 19, 2023

    DARKWING DUCK #4 delivers a serviceable ending to Darkwing Duck's retirement and Bushroot's attack on St. Canarad with great action and fantastic art. That said, Burshroot's defeat and Drake's "retirement' ends too quickly and easily, leaving half the issue to deal with uninteresting family matters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Apr 26, 2023

    Darkwing Duck #4 has some more odd couple moments for Darkwing and Morgana, a showdown with Bushroot which shows off improvements our hero has made to his gas gun in his spare time, and even pulls Launchpad back into the group in the epilogue effectively resetting the staus quo once again. While still feeling unappreciated by the city he protects, the terror that flaps in the night has returned to St. Canard. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - batfan1992 Apr 19, 2023

    While Darkwing Duck #4 still presented a fun story, it seems like this series is focused more on Darkwings relationships with his family and friends as opposed to his fights with the villains. The villains so far seem to be under-utilized. There needs to be a bit more action sequences and more interaction with the villains. At least there are some hints as to what may end up setting up future plotlines, but there should be more of a balance of action and relational conflict. Hopefully future issues will improve upon this point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Apr 19, 2023

    Ultimately, this latest iteration of the terror that flaps in the night is solid enough, it's just lacking a certain oomph that the previous Boom Studios comic had. Read Full Review

  • 9.0

    A truly enjoyable issue. It was full of laughs and excitement. That's how you make Darkwing Duck work. I think his battle with Bushroot was a bit more brief than I'd have liked, but it was still a fun issue, and besides, aside from coming out of retirement there were several other things to be resolved, like getting Launchpad back on the team.
    I do wonder how Bushroot heard Darkwing had "retired" though. Not many knew. Morgana's dad perhaps? Or Morgana herself in hopes of getting him back where she knew he'd belong (and be happiest)? Not really her style, so it's hard to say. I'm sure we'll learn soon enough though.
    I'm looking forward to the next adventure. With Dr. NoGood back in charge, what will have happened to FOWL High com more

  • 8.0
    Toonstrack Apr 23, 2023

    Fun finish to this first "arc".

    Its got some clever action bits as DW fights Bushroot. Their battle is a little brief but it makes for a pretty neat display of DWs more intelligent side. This run seems to really be emphasizing his skills as an inventor and machinist which is something not even the old cartoon would always highlight, I think thats neat.

    As the issue starts hes still "retired" and he does pretty quickly come around to decided he should probably stay DW, its a bit rushed but I forgive it because (a) it has a very funny classic Drake ego moment and (b) the splash page of him donning the suit again is A W E S O M E. Carlo Lauro really is killing it on the art on this book, he frames panels well and he draw more

  • 10
    Jaylogo Jul 14, 2023

  • 9.5
    hillsun Jun 15, 2023

  • 9.5
    pldcm7 Apr 19, 2023

  • 9.0
    rogerje Jun 28, 2023

  • 9.0
    matta Jun 10, 2023

  • 9.0
    polo08p May 11, 2023

  • 8.5
    rex2023 Apr 20, 2023

  • 5.0
    AllWallace Apr 29, 2023

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