How many of you remember Disney's Darkwing Duck? It was a "spin-off" of their popular cartoon series "Duck Tales"! If you don't remember it perhaps this will help jog your memory:
"Darkwing Duck" was a series that I did not get to watch a lot of episodes of during my childhood. I often had to watch television after 8 pm and often it would be shows that my grandmother wanted to watch. This did not leave a lot of time for cartoons. This made me wonder what the hub-bub was about. I did, however, knew who many of the main villains and core cast were from the very few episodes that I had watched. It also helped that someone talked about this series a lot (see below).
A few weeks ago I was perusing the graphic novel shelves at the local library when I came across this cover:
The artwork, as you can see in the above picture, also is done very well. In comparison to the cartoon, I have to say it is pretty spot-on. Nothing feels out of place or jarringly off from what one would remember it as. It also does not suffer from becoming hyper-stylized, which some updates can suffer from. It feels like you are just stepping into an episode of the show that you missed, which was nice for me, since that was partially the reason for reading the collection. It gave me the opportunity to feel like I was just rejoining a show that was still running instead of feeling like I missed out. It was a nice feeling, especially as I start this process of going through things that I have missed or not got the pleasure of enjoying because of my past. This was a step in the correct direction, in my opinion.
WHO I RECOMMEND TO: Disney Fans, Darkwing Duck Fans, Cartoon Lovers, Children, Nostalgic Adults, and Comic Book Geeks!
WHO I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS TO: "high brow" readers, written word enthusiasts, live-action television fans, and Disney haters!
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