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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]]. Unfortunately, the comic book was cancelled in 2011 after 18 issues due to Creator/{{Disney}} obtaining ownership of Creator/MarvelComics and revoking Boom's license to make comics based on Disney properties.

In October 2014, it was announced that the first 16 issues of the Boom! Comics Darkwing Duck series would be reprinted as a trade by Joe Books Inc., rewritten by original editor Aaron Sparrow to better fit the show's tone and featuring new epilogue material. Additionally, this is to be followed by a new ongoing series written by Sparrow. The Duck Knight will return in early 2015.

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"]]
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: In the second issue, Darkwing mentions that villains have tried to enslave St. Canard with death rays, robots, and New Age therapy.
* 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!]]
* {{Bowdlerise}}: Megavolt got away with saying "crappy" in the third issue of the comic, but the revision for the Joe Books omnibus cleaned up his language by having him say "crummy" instead.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: A flashback in the third issue has Negaduck mention that he needs to buy chainsaws, flamethrowers, and flaming chainsaw throwers.
* BrickJoke: The first issue has a reporter mention that he is filling in for Dip Dopson. Dip Dopson is later heard reporting Darkwing Duck's comeback in issue number 5.
* CanonDiscontinuity: Dangerous Currency will become this due to the omnibus published by Joe Books omitting the last two issues of the original comic and making an entirely new story in its place. It's been stated by some correspondences with Aaron Sparrow that a new version of the crossover might be written later, but only time will tell.
* CaptainErsatz:
** The Chief of Police is [[{{Expy}} a canine version of]] Batman's Jim Gordon.
** In the second arc, [[spoiler:several of the Darkwings are parodies of Batman & Robin, Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, the Universal movie monsters, the Flash, Popeye the Sailor Man, [[TheMuppetShow Fozzie Bear]], [[WesternAnimation/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.
** The new villains introduced in the Campaign Carnage story arc: One-Shot seems to be a parody of Marvel Comics' Bullseye, Cat-Tankerous draws from the X-Men's Juggernaut, and Suff-Rage is very similar to the Franchise/SpiderMan villain Mysterio.
* 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]]."
* CoversAlwaysLie: The cover for the sixth issue of Boom's [=DuckTales=] comic, which contained the penultimate part of the Dangerous Currency arc, depicted Magica De Spell, Flintheart Glomgold, Megavolt, Quackerjack, and Steelbeak swimming in Scrooge [=McDuck=]'s Money Bin when only Magica and the Beagle Boys did so in the actual story and Flintheart and Steelbeak weren't present at all.
* {{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 served as the final arc for the comic's initial run.
* 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: In the storyarc beginning in issue #9: 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.]]
* FurryConfusion: Lampshaded by Gosalyn in the annual issue story "The Untimely Terror of the Time Turtle" when she sees a pet duck that resembles her and comments that it creeps her out.
* GeorgeLucasAlteredVersion: Boom's series will get this treatment in early 2015, courtesy of Joe Books.
* HatePlague: [[spoiler: The ink created by the Phantom Blot.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Morgana [=McCawber=] sacrifices herself to banish Duckthulhu. The "Dangerous Currency" arc revealed that she was still alive in another dimension and she reunited with Darkwing by the end, but with the story arc being stricken from canon in the Joe Books continuation, Morgana's fate now remains unknown]].
* HijackedByGanon: [[spoiler: Negaduck is revealed to be the slime in the crossover finale]]
* HonestCorporateExecutive: When [[spoiler: Launchpad]] is appointed as the new CEO of Quackwerks, he actually does a lot of good with the company and former Crimebots/now Herobots.
* HypocriticalHumor: In the "Dangerous Currency" crossover, one of the Beagle Boys demands to be the first to wear the Gizmoduck suit. One of his brothers insists that he should wear it because he has better style, berating his brother for wearing the same thing every day. It should be pointed out that ''all'' the Beagle Boys are examples of LimitedWardrobe.
* 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.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: The alternate versions of Darkwing listed under CaptainErsatz.
* LiteralSplitPersonality: Happens to Negaduck at the end of "Crisis On Infinite Darkwings". [[spoiler: [[GreyGoo To the n-th degree, it turns out.]]]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Mortimer L. Marquand became the villain Cat-Tankerous because he thought that doing so would impress Gosalyn, whom he had a crush on.
* MaleGaze: In the tenth issue, the second panel with Femme Appeal in it has her rear end in the foreground.
* 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.
** In the first issue, Darkwing mentions that he ran in the Mouseton Marathon, Mouseton being Mickey Mouse's hometown in the ComicBook/MickeyMouseComicUniverse.
* NoodleIncident: Darkwing mentions fighting a new villain called Blood Thinner in the fifth issue (changed to "Muckduck" in the Joe Books omnibus).
* 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.
* RoguesGalleryTransplant: Well, it's obvious that Darkwing fights two infamous Disney villains from other comics: Magica [=DeSpell=] is Scrooge Mcduck's enemy and the Phantom Blot is known to be Mickey Mouse's archnemesis. Conversely, in Boom's concurrent ''Ducktales'' comics, John D. Rockerduck hires Darkwing's enemies Moliarty and Camille Chameleon as mercenaries to stop Scrooge, Launchpad and his nephews from getting Scrooge's treasure back.
** The Phantom Blot also lampshades his being a transplant in "Dangerous Currency" when he tells Magica that he has enemies of his own. In fact, he actually appeared in the ''DuckTales'' episode "All Ducks on Deck", so the Blot is already familiar with the likes of Scrooge and Launchpad.
* SelfDeprecation: In the 16th issue, Suff-Rage torments Darkwing by asking what he is afraid of and changing him to match her questions. When she asks if he is afraid that he is not original, Darkwing then gains multiple heads with the likenesses of his alternate selves from the "Crisis on Infinite Darkwings" arc, many of which were examples of CaptainErsatz and NoCelebritiesWereHarmed. In other words, the comic is mocking itself for having so many of Darkwing's alternate selves be based on copyrighted characters and celebrities.
* 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 [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker 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.]]
* UnexplainedRecovery: Ammonia Pine returns in "Dangerous Currency" as a member of the League of Eve-il in spite of being turned into mud in "F.O.W.L. Disposition".
* 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 he retired and why he and Launchpad weren't on speaking terms. [[spoiler: Namely, Negaduck had learned his identity, he was upstaged by a bunch of robots and he decided to keep Gosalyn in a fancy school.]]
-->'''Gosalyn''': I'm sorry, dad, but I've waited a year and a half to say this, but... [[spins Darkwing's chair]] Are You Crazy?! You're always saying "Let's Get Dangerous"! Not "Let's Get Dangerous Unless They Find Out Where We Live"! And certainly not "Let's Get Dangerous Until We Can't Afford It!"
* WideEyesAndShrunkenIrises: Quackerjack in the comics, after [[spoiler: [=NegaDuck=] is mentioned]].
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