|The Darkwing Duck Wiki is a collaborative attempt to document everything related to Darkwing Duck, an early '90s American franchise by The Walt Disney Company that spun off from DuckTales. It primarily exists as a cartoon, but there are comics, including a new series soon, and other media too. The wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database by and for fans of Darkwing Duck.|
Darkwing Duck shines due to its rich cast of memorable and diverse characters. The main five are Darkwing Duck, also known as Drake Mallard, a superhero striving both to make the world a better place and keep the spotlight on him, his adopted daughter Gosalyn Mallard, who will always only do what she wants and what she believes to be the right thing, Launchpad McQuack, Darkwing's accident-prone but good-natured sidekick and third member of the Mallard household, Honker Muddlefoot, a youth genius living next door and best friend of Gosalyn, and Morgana Macawber, a powerful witch turned hero and romantic interest of Darkwing.
In addition to this unconventional family, St. Canard is home to many heroes, and even more villains. Some are demons, several mutants, a bunch aliens, some monsters, a few cyborgs, others robots, and anyone who somehow escapes these categories still has much to offer to the story. Keep your eyes open for the occasional visitor from Duckburg too!
Darkwing Duck began existence as an animated television series produced by The Walt Disney Company that ran from 1991-1995 and 1996-1997 on both the syndicated programming block The Disney Afternoon and Saturday mornings on ABC. It featured an eponymous superhero anthropomorphic duck with the alter ego of Drake Mallard. It was the first spinoff of DuckTales and the first Disney series to not feature any characters with comic book history prior. Following the '90s, the franchise went into a slumber to be revived in the '10s with a comic book series by Boom! Studios. This came to an end due to license issues, but the series is to be picked up by Joe Books in 2015.
|Cartoon (1991-1992)||Merchandise (1992-2013)|
|Videogames (1992-2010)||Disney Comics (1991-1992)|
|Disney Adventures (1992-1996)||Disney Afternoon (1994-1995)|
|Boom! Studios (2010-2011)||Joe Books (2015-ongoing)|
- "That Sinking Feeling" was the first episode to be written and animated.
- A spinoff or sequel to Darkwing Duck, Justice Ducks, was proposed, but never made it past the pitch.
- Of all of Darkwing's allies, Gosalyn, Neptunia, Gryzlikoff, and Scrooge McDuck are the ones giving zero leeway to his vanity.
- July 2013: Vinylmation: The Disney Afternoon Series #2 is released, containing Darkwing Duck Negaduck and Bushroot and DuckTales Fenton Crackshell and Gizmoduck.
- February 24, 2015: Joe Books releases Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition, a collection of the Boom! Studios #1-16 comics with revised text.
- 2016: The Joe Books comic series has been greenlighted again after being put on hold due to Disney's development of a new DuckTales cartoon and potential plans for more Duckverse revisits. The first issue is estimated to be released in early 2016.
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