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Several comic adaptations were made on this cartoon series that ran 91 episodes from September '91 to December '92. Four issues of a Darkwing Duck series were produced in late 1991, and ''Magazine/DisneyAdventures'' included Darkwing Duck adventures until 1996.

In 2010, nearly 2 decades after ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' went off the air, Disney revived the franchise with the announcement of a brand-new four-issue comic miniseries, later expanded to a ongoing monthly comic series, published by [[Creator/KaboomComics Boom! Kids]]. This page covers arcs and tropes associated with the comic.

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!Tropes featured in this comic book series:

* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: In the 2011 Darkwing Annual, we discover Quackerjack enjoyed his work in Quackwerks Toy Department, at least at first. Eventually the pressure and paranoia started to get to him, and he...well, snapped. At the end of the comic, after a long and extremely strange battle between the old and new Mr. Banana Brain, he goes back to his girlfriend, Claire's, house. He looks longingly at the door for a while, then sighs, and pulls out a miniature version of the device he had been using, which turned people into toys. We see a flash from inside the house, and Claire rushes out to find a sad, little Quackerjack doll, with a little note leaning against it. It reads "This is the best I'll ever be. -Jacky"]]
* BadassBoast: A slight variation on Darkwing's catch phrase at the end of comic #6:
-->'''Darkwing''': I am the terror that flaps in the night... I am Morgana Macawber's boyfriend. I am Launchpad [=McQuack=]'s best friend. I am Gosalyn Mallard's father. I am Darkwing Duck. The '''one and only'''.
* BadassFamily: If they weren't before "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings", the Mallard clan definitely qualifies now. [[spoiler: In addition to Morgana's magic and Darkwing's Badassary, Gosalyn now has the [=GizmoDuck=] suit, and, as Quackwerk's CEO, Launchpad has an army of Herobots as his beck and call.]]
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: When [[spoiler: Taurus Bulba]] is revealed as the first arc's BigBad, the Fearsome Four help Darkwing, Launchpad, and Gosalyn fight him...for about ten seconds before they are sent down a trap door.
* BerserkButton: The mere mention of [=NegaDuck=] around Quackerjack causes him to beat up everything in sight. Liquidator even dropped his trademark salesman talk in order to warn people away from mentioning [=NegaDuck=].
* BigBad:
** Arc 1: Quackerjack, then [[spoiler:Taurus Bulba]] takes over as the true one.
** Arc 2: Negaduck and [[spoiler:Magica De Spell]].
*** BiggerBad: [[spoiler:Paddywhack.]]
** Arc 3: F.O.W.L. High Command.
** Arc 4. Suff-Rage and [[spoiler: [[TheManBehindTheMan the Phantom Blot]]]]
** Arc 5. [[spoiler:The Phantom Blot and Magica De Spell]]
*** [[spoiler: [[HijackedByGanon Hijacked by Negaduck]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Just when Darkwing, Scrooge, and the gang get all caught up in Negaduck's trap, Scrooge calls for help from an "Agent 44", alias WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck. He goes through the corrupted Duckburg and cries out to the entire town to let out their 'inner Donald Duck' and makes everyone get so infuriated that Negaduck loses his focus.]]
* BigNo: Magica [=DeSpell=], comic #8
-->[[spoiler: But now I lose my hold on the Darkwings! It is cliche, but...NOOOOO!]]
* CaptainErsatz: In the comic, the Chief of Police is [[{{Expy}} a canine version of]] Batman's Jim Gordon.
** In issue #6, during the two-page spread, [[spoiler:a few of the Darkwings are expies of Batman & Robin, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, [[TheMuppetShow Fozzie Bear]], [[TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] and [[Series/DoctorWho The Fourth Doctor]] to name a few.]]
** We also have such gems as Starducks, [[HannahMontana Hanna Alaska]], ''TabletopGame/{{Dungeons and D|ragons}}ucklords'', and ''VideoGame/{{World of W|arcraft}}hifflecraft''.
** Then there's Femme Appeal, the spy introduced in issue #10. She's basically [[Series/TheAvengers Emma Peel]] as a vixen.
* CivilianVillain: In the first issue of the new comic series, one of Drake Mallard's co-workers is [[spoiler: his old classmate Elmo Sputterspark, aka Megavolt.]]
* ComicBookTime: The show ended in 1992, but the 2010 comic (which is supposed to take place about a year after the show's finale) shows Honker using a flatscreen computer to download songs by "{{Hannah|Montana}} [[CaptainErsatz Alaska]]."
* {{Crossover}}: ''Crisis On Infinite Darkwings'' involves Negaduck teaming up with one of [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Scrooge McDuck]]'s villains, Magica [=DeSpell=].
** An even larger crossover with WesternAnimation/DuckTales will serve as the comic's final arc
* CrossoverPunchline: In issue 3 of the Boom! comic series, as Launchpad comments that there aren't a lot of openings out there for sidekick/pilots.
-->'''Launchpad:''' ''(holding up [[WesternAnimation/ChipNDaleRescueRangers the Ranger Plane]])'' I can pilot this!\\
'''Gadget:''' No. No, you cannot.
* DarkerAndEdgier: While not super dark, the stakes tend to be higher than they were in the tv show, and there are more long-ranging consequences.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Paddywhack]] pulled this one on [[spoiler:Negaduck]] after he feeded enough of [[spoiler:Negaduck]]'s rage which gave him powers enough to take over his body. The combination of [[spoiler:Paddywhack]]'s powers and [[spoiler:Negaduck]]'s rage created a giant monster who almost destroyed St. Canard and the whole army of the Darkwings, only to be defeated by ThePowerOfLove.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: The Crimebots target Honker for file sharing. Drake agrees with the "don't steal music" part, but thinks carting him off to detention camp is going too far.
* DisneyDeath: [[spoiler:Gosalyn]] in issue #4.
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom: From comic #4
--> "I am the HR-Bot. Get ready for the employee evaluation...''OF DOOM!''"
* EldritchAbomination: Comic #9 begins the newest story arc: Darkwing must join forces with [[spoiler:Steelbeak to stop F.O.W.L. from summoning the dread '''Duckthulhu''', an elder being from beyond the stars that "has an incomprehensible mystical presence that obliterates all free will and sanity" all because of Quackwerks taking over the city before and making S.H.U.S.H. and F.O.W.L. almost disappear]].
* EnemyMine: Darkwing and Steelbeak in Arc #3.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: In the Darkwing Annual, we find out that during Quackerjack's time in Quackwerk's toy division, he managed to make friends [[spoiler: and even got a girlfriend.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Steelbeak is absolutely horrified by F.O.W.L. High Commands plan to unleash Duckthulu, to the point where he unashamedly goes begging to Darkwing for help. [[spoiler: Even after we find out Steelbeak was doing a triple-cross (from F.O.W.L to Darkwing back to F.O.W.L. he still seems to think this as his "MyGodWhatHaveIDone" seems to imply.]]
* EvilCounterpart: The series sets up [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales Magica]] [=DeSpell=] as Morgana's evil counterpart.
* EvilerThanThou: In issue #3 of the comic series, [[spoiler:[=NegaDuck=] reveals to Quackerjack that he learned Darkwing's secret identity. Quackerjack begs to be let in on the secret, but...]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=NegaDuck=]''': "Are you '''kidding''' me? Going after Darkwing Duck's secret identity, going after his '''entire life''', is a job fit for only the '''best''' villain this two bit town has to offer. Face it clown...You're just not '''mean''' enough for this.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Issue #2 of the comic.
--> '''Darkwing''': [[spoiler:Now all those orders I filed for [[NoodleImplements chains and cowboy hats]] make sense! All this time I thought someone had a ''unique'' way of enjoying the weekend]].
** Happens literally in Issue #3 of the comic when Megavolt says "I bet he had a crappy office job all this time!" in reference to Darkwing.
* HatePlague: [[spoiler: The ink created by the Phantom Blot.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Morganna.]]
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: Negaduck is revealed to be the slime in the crossover finale]]
* ILetGwenStacyDie: One of the alternate Darkwings from "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings" took on Gosalyn's Quiverwing Quack persona when his Gosalyn pulled a HeroicSacrifice, and there was nothing he could do to save her. Interestingly, he's shown [[CurbStompBattle Curb-Stomping]] [[BadFuture Darkwarrior Duck]], who also lost his Gosalyn, but had a [[KnightTemplar very different reaction]] to the loss.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Happens to Negaduck at the end of "Crisis On Infinite Darkwings". [[spoiler: [[GreyGoo To the n-th degree, it turns out.]]]]
* MythologyGag: In #4, when [[spoiler: Scrooge [=McDuck=] is given control of Quackerwerks and places Launchpad in charge, alluding to him having worked for him previously.]]
** In #6, [[spoiler: we see a dozen versions of Darkwing that appeared in the original cartoon, including [[BadFuture Dark Warrior Duck]], Arachnoduck, "Thug" Darkwing, [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Darkwing Dog]], Spaceman Darkwing, and [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent Privateer Darkwing]].]]
** The Blot uses the alias of "Bob" when working as a campaign manager, which he also did in early follow-ups to the original FloydGottfredson story.
* NotBrainwashed: [[spoiler:Darkwarrior Duck told Quiverwing Darkwing it was so in his case. While the rest of the Darkwings had been hexed by Magica De Spell in part of her and Negaduck's plan to attack St. Canard, he had voluntarily allied with them so he would get a chance to "clean up St. Canard".]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Liquidator momentarily drops his VerbalTic of ad slogans to warn Megavolt about Quackerjack's BerserkButton.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Quackerjack in issue #2, reacting to a Crimebot [[BerserkButton mentioning NegaDuck's name]]:
-->'''Quackerjack:''' Never! EVER! ''SAY! '''THAT! NAME!'''''
* PuttingTheBandBackTogether: As of the first issue, [[spoiler:Quackerjack seems to be doing this with the Fearsome Four, even using the exact phrase.]]
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler:Femme Appeal]] turns out to be one.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: In a manner of speaking. The comic was a big success for Boom! and probably would have run for many more years. Instead, it (and Boom's entire Disney line) was cancelled after Disney purchased Creator/MarvelComics, and decided that only Marvel could continue publishing Disney comics in the US. Marvel was given the option to continue the series, but seems to have declined.
* ShoutOut: Issue #6 has [[spoiler:Negaduck]] perched on a gargoyle that looks a lot like [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} Goliath]].
** The various Darkwings from the "Crisis Of Infinite Darkwings" consist largely of ShoutOuts. Including [[ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} Rorschach Darkwing]], [[ComicBook/IronMan Iron Darkwing]], [[TheFlash Flash Darkwing]], [[ComicBook/SilverSurfer Golden Surfer Darkwing]], [[WheresWaldo Where's Waldo Darkwing]], [[OptimusPrime Optimus Darkwing]], and many more.
** Issue one has another Watchmen shout out, more or less. Drake Malalrd sits looking pensivly at his open closet with his costume in a fashion similar to the retired Dan Dreiber/Nite-Owl II.
** The pet store scene in "The Untimely Terror of the Time Turtle" is a sight gag fest of animals from previous Disney productions.
* ShutUpHannibal: [[spoiler:Issue #4 of the Boom! comic has Megavolt, at the end of his inner monologue, ''zap'' Taurus Bulba during the middle of his speech, freeing Darkwing and the other prisoners.]]
* SoftGlass: Averted in Darkwing Annual. After jumping through a window, Darkwing is (briefly) covered in shards of glass.
--> '''Darkwing:''' I never did ''that'' before; now I know why.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Taurus Bulba's]] ultimate plan in the first storyline? [[spoiler:find the new code to activate the Gizmoduck suit.]] How did it get spoiled? [[spoiler:''Gosalyn'' was the one who accidentally said the code.]]
* SpyCatsuit: Femme Appeal wears one.
* TimeSkip: The comic takes place over a year after the end of the series.
* TookALevelInBadass: In issue #2, Quackerjack goes down this road (carrying Joker-level insanity with him) at the very mention of [=NegaDuck=]'s name.
-->'''"Mr. Banana Brain":''' Hello, folks! I'm full of ''hate'' and wires!
** Launchpad has scored himself some badass points after [[spoiler:becoming the head of Quackwerks. When the alternate reality Darkwings start showing up, he immediately activates all the robots to combat mode and flies into the fray, taking out superheroes left and right.]]
* VillainTeamUp: [=NegaDuck=] teaming up with [[spoiler:Magica De Spell]]
* TheWarHasJustBegun: [[spoiler:Darkwarrior Duck almost said the exact words in issue #6 just as the army of the Darkwings attacked St. Canard.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Gosalyn tears Darkwing a new one once she finds out the reason she retired and why he and Launchpad weren't on speaking terms.
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Quackerjack in the comics, after [[spoiler: [=NegaDuck=] is mentioned]].

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