Amanda Deibert will write the series, bringing a diverse background in television, animation, and comics, including Netflix’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Wonder Woman, Star Wars, DC Super Hero Girls, and more.
“Darkwing Duck was huge when I was a kid, and I am thrilled to help introduce the fun, humor, and action-packed mystery to a new generation!” said Deibert. “Let’s get Dangerous!”
“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! By night he vigilantly defends his city of St. Canard from the dastardly, devilish demons who would wage wanton war with his trademark costume and gadgets, and lurks through the shadows, striking fear in the heart of the criminal underworld. By day he’s known as the mild-mannered Drake Mallard, father to his adorable adopted daughter Gosalyn. Can Darkwing successfully juggle his two separate lives, all while looking incredibly cool and impossibly handsome? Readers will have to tune in on January 4 to find out!
The first story, subtitled “F.O.W.L. Play” kicks off a showdown between Darkwing and his dastardly arch nemesis Megavolt. He’s taken out everyone’s phones, which is a pretty cataclysmic outcome for the citizens of St. Canard. Alongside his ally Launchpad McQuack and some unexpected help from Gosalyn, the squad will take on Megavolt. But the latest escapade makes Mallard question the entire superhero business and consider retiring. How long can he go without meting out justice?”
Darkwing Duck #1 will feature stunning covers for collectors and fans from artists David Nakayama, Mirka Andolfo, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Jacob Edgar, and Trish Forstner. George Kambadais checks in from illustrating Dynamite’s hit Gargoyles title to contribute to its companion, and Lauro does a cover to match his interiors in the series.
Editor Nate Cosby added, “Fans of the original TV series are in for a total treat because Amanda and Carlo are conjuring up a hilarious, thrill-filled adventure series that’s directly connected with the classic feel of the show, but 100% accessible for new readers!”
Fans can look forward to seeing many of their favorites from the series. Besides Darkwing Duck, Launchpad McQuack, and Gosalyn, look for possible appearances by Morgana Macawber, Bushroot, Dr. Nogood, and more.