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Rescue Rangers back at BOOM!


With BOOM!’s DARKWING DUCK comics doing well for the ’90s nostalgia crowd, was it only a matter of time before they brought back RESCUE RANGERS, as well? Absolutely.

Imagining chipmunk terrorists Chip and Dale as bold adventurers, with the addition of rodent heroes Monterey Jack, Gadget, and Zipper the Housefly, the Rescue Rangers were another staple of the Disney Afternoon and a favorite of furry fans everywhere. Ian Brill is back as writer, with Leonel Castellani as artist.

It’s the return of your favorite furry flatfoots in an all new original ongoing series! Coming on the heels of BOOM!’s bestselling and multiple sell out DARKWING DUCK series, BOOM! brings you another piece of the Disney Afternoon revolution with CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS in their own ongoing series debuting this December.

Join DARKWING DUCK writer Ian Brill and MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD artist Leonel Castellani as they take the diminutive detectives on all new original adventure!

Whether you’re a CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS fan from the hit TV show or want to discover these beloved characters for the first time, this new ongoing series delivers all the mystery, intrigue and hijinks that made CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS the number one Disney Afternoon TV show ever!

This is the only comic book series coming out that will have you singing that song you can never forget: “Sometimes some crimes go slipping through the cracks. But these two Gumshoes are picking up the slack. There’s no case too big, no case too small, when you need help just call —Ch-ch-ch-Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers!”

“After the overwhelming success we’ve had bringing DARKWING DUCK back, BOOM! knew it was time to continue the excitement and imagination of the Disney Afternoon revolution in comic book form ,” said DARKWING DUCK writer Ian Brill. “It’s an honor to continue the adventures of CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS for both the generation of fans that enjoyed the show the first time and for a whole new generation of comic book fans!”

Debuting in 1989, the top rated CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS brought action and suspense to the Disney Afternoon animation block, becoming the most popular Disney Afternoon show on the air. Televised around the world, CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS is still a favorite of pop culture fans everywhere.

Coming out this December, CHIP ‘N DALE RESCUE RANGERS #1 is written by DARKWING DUCK’s Ian Brill with interior art by MARVEL SUPERHERO SQUAD’s Leonel Castellani . The debut issues features two covers in a 50/50 split by Leonel Castellani and Magic Eye Studios respectively and a 1-in-10 incentive cover by Jake Myler.


  1. This is good news.I
    Hopefully, this will get enough comments to rival all those who complain there’s not enough all-ages material out there. (there still isn’t, but we should celebrate the few that are).

    Of course there are still problems, the price is high, access is still limited, but first we need content so I’m happy to see this out.

  2. This is awesome news! I wondered if Boom! had acquired the Rescue Rangers license when I noticed the Gadget cameo in the most recent issue of Darkwing Duck. I agree with opys – a Tale Spin comic would be great! They could have a whole “Disney Afternoon” banner, even though that programming block predates most of the intended audience :p

  3. That is some dang fine artwork.

    Hopefully Disney and BOOM! can make an arrangement with comixology to get these books on an iApp. Roger Langridge’s work on The Muppet Show books is just amazing and deserves wider attention. And the Mickey Mouse books are really well done with excellent artwork.

    BTW, I don’t know who the girl mouse is, but her look reminds me of the characters in the Geronimo Stilton books. Might Castellani and Magic Eye be involved with those books as well?

  4. Boom does it again! They really handle these licenses well!

    @Jimmie Robinson:

    I know when I lobby for all ages appropriate books, I’m not just talking about kiddie fare, but it is really cool to see this.

  5. 1) Access is limited? Boom! has done an amazing job of placing their Kids titles on newsstands around the world (their blog features a newsstand at a PX in Japan).

    Boom! is also one of the few comics publishers with a dedicated web page for librarians!

    Oh, and their bookstore distribution is pretty strong as well (Simon & Schuster US/Harper Collins Canada)!

    They’ve been very quick in packaging trade paperbacks (and hardcovers!) after a series has finished. $9.99 for 128 full-color pages (DoubleDuck v.2)!

    2) Boom! does not have the digital rights for the Disney comics. Disney does have an e-book website for the U.S., but no comics featured yet. Britain (and other Commonwealth countries) and Italy do have sites:

    iPod touch, iPhone, PSP platforms. No idea if you can download from the U.S. An amazing amount of content… it may rival Marvel for largest digital catalog.

    Review here:

    Disney does control the Italian comics directly. The Britain market is licensed to Egmont and BBC Magazines. While Pixar and Muppet comics are produced by Boom!, much of the “classic” character comics are imported from Italy.

    3) So, what other properties are left? Gummi Bears? Gargoyles? TailSpin? Goof Troop? Bonkers?

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