March 13th, 2010 – Seattle, WA – He
is the terror that flaps in the night. He is the super-hero that is
about to make his return. He is…DARKWING DUCK! This June, Disney and
BOOM! Studios herald the triumphant comeback of the beloved Disney
Afternoon star with DARKWING DUCK: THE DUCK KNIGHT RETURNS. Lanchpad
McQuack, Gosalyn Mallard,
and the fiercest of Darkwing’s rogue gallery all join the daring duck
of mystery in an all-new, completely original four-issue mini-series:
DARKWING DUCK: THE DUCK KNIGHT RETURNS!
you’re a Darkwing fan from the hit TV show or want to discover this
cherished character for the first time, this new mini-series delivers
all the madcap adventurous spirit that made a fan out of millions!
Written by Ian Brill (ZOMBIE TALES) and James Silvani (MUPPET KING ARTHUR),
the mini-series sees Darkwing’s city of St. Canard under the control of
a mysterious corporation. Darkwing’s been out of commission for a while
but when his friends and family are under attack…you better watch out
you bad boys! Darkwing fights new villains as well as old, for
Megavolt, Quackerjack, Liquidator and Bushroot are on the loose!
“It’s such a dream to bring back Darkwing, a favorite of mine and millions of other’s,” says series writer Brill.
“Everyone involved in this book are working tirelessly to make sure
this comic has the same feel of anarchic fun of the TV series, while
still presenting a whole new adventure in the life of Darkwing.”
Debuting in 1991 as a spin-off of the hugely popular DUCK TALES,
DARKWING DUCK brought super-hero action and excitement to the Disney
Afternoon animation block, captivating viewers for years. Shown around
the world, DARKWING DUCK is still a fan-favorite of pop culture fans
DARKWING DUCK: THE DUCK KNIGHT RETURNS #1 is written by Ian Brill with
interior art by James Silvani. The debut issues features two covers in
a 50/50 split by Magic Eye Studios and Silvani respectively and a
1-in-10 incentive cover by Silvani and Jake Myler.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com)
is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects
across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s
biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid
series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM
Kids!, with Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as
Disney’s THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of
children’s books and magazines, with over 250 million children’s books
sold and around 400 children’s magazines titles published each year.
DPW’s business units include Global Children’s Magazines, Disney Family Fun
Group, Disney English, and Disney Global Book Group. Disney Global
Books and Global Magazines encompass a tremendous worldwide licensing
structure; Disney Book Group consists of vertically integrated
publishing imprints in the U.S. which include Disney Editions,
Disney-Hyperion, Disney-Jump at the Sun and Disney Press.
In addition, Disney Libri, DPW’s Italian vertical operation, publishes
books for children of all ages. DPW’s Disney FamilyFun Group publishes
Disney FamilyFun and Disney en Familia. Headquartered in White Plains,
NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85
languages in 75 countries.
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Posted originally: 2010-03-13 18:10:24