Can the new story arc possibly meet ongoing reader’s expectations? The first 4-issue storyline, “The Duck Knight Returns” was an unqualified success. The title has proven to be rife with cleverness and laugh-out-loud moments. Read on to find out if lightning can indeed strike twice.
Darkwing Duck Is BACK!
Issue 5 makes for a good starting point for anyone who hasn’t already embraced the triumphant return of the Masked Mallard, Darkwing Duck. After being out of commission for a while, our hero is back on the scene and has returned to his former glory days of crime fighting and public adoration. As things are looking up for Darkwing Duck, his longtime nemesis Negaduck has other plans for St. Canard’s favorite vigilante. Negaduck wants what most bad guys in traditional comics want: to take Darkwing Duck down in a very public arena so that his defeat isn’t just a physical takedown, but something even more damaging. We are about to see Darkwing Duck’s approval rating take an unprecedented nosedive. It would appear that we’re about to see the hunter become the hunted.
Not Just Another Crisis
As the title eludes, “Crisis on Infinite Darkwings,” this story doesn’t simply take place on one world. Negaduck has teamed up with another baddie, Magica de Spell. Together, they’re intent on channeling their negative energies on Darkwing Duck on every plane of existence.
While “Crisis on Infinite Darkwings” lacks some of the charisma, charm and wit of the first story arc, readers will still find plenty of entertainment. Admittedly, this is only the first issue of a brand new storyline, so things could very well ramp up quickly with next month’s release. Writer Ian Brill and artist James Silvani are the same creative team that brought us “Duck Knight” so I continue to be enthusiastically optimistic about this title. Nobody can accuse these boys of decompression. An awful lot of storytelling occurs within this issue; Even the appearance of a long lost love interest for our hero.
Does Darkwing Duck Fit The Bill?
Brill has more than proven his writing prowess with the first 4 issues of Darkwing Duck. This issue may not have all the powerfully creative elements of this arcs predecessor, but it remains a thoroughly enjoyable read and a jewel in the crown of BOOM! Studios. This issue earns 3.5 stars out of 5.