Comics

This week in Comics (6-20-10)

This week in comics has returned with a bang. I took a hiatus to finish college and get my life settled, but now I have loads of free time and I can focus on the things that matter. Such as men clad in tight spandex. I only have one book to cover this week, but it is one that is very near and dear to me.

Darkwing Duck #1

Written by Ian Brill

Art by James Silvani

Published by Boom! Studios

Before I had read my first issue of Spider-Man or had seen an episode of Batman: The Animated Series, there was only one superhero in my life. He was the terror who flapped in the night, he was Darkwing Duck. Now after a 15-year hiatus (which almost puts mine to shame) he has returned. In this issue we find Drake Mallard one year after he retired from his life as a superhero. The city of St. Canard is finally at peace thanks to the Quackwerks Corporation, but not everything sits well for Drake. I knew going this issue it would be a celebration of nostalgia, but I got so much more from this book than I thought I would. This book was filled with laughs and some very touching emotional reflection on DW’s former life. The art by James Silvani is perfect because it looks exactly how Darkwing Duck should look, bright and vibrant with cartoonish displays of emotion that were so familiar during the cartoon. I really expected this issue to suck, but I was proven wrong and this series is in capable hands and I am going to enjoy reading this month after month.

9/10

I’ll start doing the column again on a regular basis, but right now I am just so happy to have DW back.

– Matt Dunford (your comic book guy)