Even before the first issue arrives in stores, Disney and BOOM! Studios have announced it is going to release the title as a monthly series instead of a limited issue run.
This is certainly good news for DD fans out there, and for young kids who haven’t experienced the awesome that is Darkwing, here’s an opportunity to get in on the fun.
Complete press release, and a sneak peek after the jump!
Disney & BOOM! Studios announced today that, in response to tremendously positive fan support, DARKWING DUCK will be offered as a monthly ongoing series only from Disney & BOOM! Studios! DARKWING DUCK was originally solicited as a four-issue miniseries, but enormous fan support has transformed the feathered crusader’s limited series into an ongoing monthly series beginning this June!
To meet demand for DARKWING DUCK, BOOM! Studios will also be offering retailers an additional 3% reorder incentive for order increases until May 26, 2010 for orders received through Diamond Comics Distributor. Orders can also be made through Haven Distributors
“The fan response for Darkwing Duck has been amazing!” Says DARKWING DUCK writer, Ian Brill. “The fans wanted more, so we’ll give them more! Not just more issues but more adventure and more humor. After the first story, which will have big changes for Darkwing and family, we’re going to take the readers on an even crazier ride!”
Now there is no excuse to miss the long-awaited, much-requested return of your favorite… DARKWING DUCK. Once St. Canard’s greatest protector, Darkwing Duck was known the world over as “The Terror That Flaps In he Night.” In the first-four-issue arc, mysteriously, DW has not been seen or heard from in well over a year… and St. Canard finds that evil is once again on the rise. But when a nefarious plan threatens everyone, Darkwing Duck knows… it’s time for the duck knight to return! “LET’S GET DANGEROUS!” with Disney & BOOM! Studios as one of Disney’s most beloved characters makes a comeback in his own not-to-be-missed original series!
DARKWING DUCK #1 is written by Ian Brill (ZOMBIE TALES) with sensational art by James Silvani (MUPPET KING ARTHUR). The first issue ships with two covers in a 50/50 split by James Silvani and Magic Eye Studios with a 1 in 10 incentive cover by Jake Myler & James Silvani. This title ships June 16, 2010 and has a Diamond code of APR100836.
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 Eisner nominated Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE, and the Eisner nominated original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM!’s children publishing imprint BOOM Kids! publishes titles such as Disney/Pixar’s THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney’s Eisner nominated THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.
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.