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The review of the whole thing claimed that the TPB collection was more like a 'Bladerunner' re-cut, but the more I see of what they did the more I'm inclined to believe a lot of the re-writes were done for the sake of being able to do re-writes because they could.
As someone with both the original versions and the Definitively Dangerous edition, I can assure you the latter is improved in just about every regard. The dialogue feels a lot more natural and a lot more like the original show.
But I want to know how the new issue is.
What was the problem with the ducktales crossover? I read the first few volumes of darkwing but never read the last few and all I hear is how awful the crossover was.
Everyone was at best bland and generic, at worst out-of-character. The story brought back a number of villain characters only for them to do absolutely nothing. Quackerjack's toyification was undone, completely ruining the annual. The arc concludes in an Ass Pull and rather stupid way of defeating the villain.
I still feel that original annual must be better because Jackie's girlfriend doesn't describe his situation as if she was on her way to turn into supervillain.
I will say that there were a few things I liked about Currency, just few enough that I felt that I might call the story "good enough". I liked how Darkwing had to bring back his worst enemy to get back Morgana for example. I would call it just good enough if it's wasn't for that ridiculous way everyone was defeated.
Anyone cares to mention some new change they really liked as example?
edited 4th May '16 12:54:12 AM by Sunchet
Dangerous Currency had a lot of good ideas, but the execution was awful. I liked how the resolution hinged on bringing Donald, at least as a concept— because it all started with Donald Duck, of course he has to become key if you're wrapping a duck universe up.
Also, that cover with every character in the duck universe, even Pegleg Pete? That has to be one of my favorite comicbook covers ever.
Also, the art took a huge hit in quality. There's even a point where two character drawings are copied and pasted for two panels in a row, but with one flipped and the other just having a close-up.
Anyways, the new issue was great. Had a lot of humor, heart, and Silvani's gorgeous art. I particularly liked the cameos by minor and obscure villains in prison, even Wolfduck. I'm very excited to see where the story goes.
Speaking of covers and cameos, there is one cover in new series where Darkwing is attacked by army of his villains and I can recognize everyone except that purple thing with crest above Mr. Banana Brain.◊ Did Rubber Chicken became a villain?
I mean if garbage hand belongs to Muckduck then I can recognize from left to right Bushroot, Ample Grime, Cement Head, Splatter Phoenix, Muckduck, Beagle Boys, Chronoduck, Isis Vanderchill, Camille Chameleon, Megavolt, One-Shot, Quackerjack, Lilliput, Jambalaya Jake, Liquidator, Professor Moliarty, Tuskernini, Negaduck, Ammonia Pine and Cat-Tankerous and yet here I am baffled.
edited 18th May '16 1:08:29 PM by Sunchet
I think the red crest is Steelbeak's, whose face is hidden behind the purple thing. But what is the purple thing, I have no idea at all.
Surprised to see Cement Head there. Talk about digging deep. No Bugmaster though.
The "purple thing" is Suff-rage's helmet. You can see a bit of her mantle below it.
Also kinda surprised they didn't include Eagle-Eye yet they included their other new villains, even the as-yet-unseen Muckduck.
edited 18th May '16 5:52:20 PM by Anomalocaris20
Was it ever revealed why Taurus Bulba's appearance changed between The Steerminator and The Duck Knight Returns?
I miss Hammerhead. Not Bulba, since his absence tells me he (and Synapse) might be Killed Off for Real, and that's probably for the best. Bulba was a great villain, but bringing him back would cheapen him. Then again, Splatter Phoenix is there. Also, if the Beagle Boys are represented, why not Magica? She's got more rights to count as a Darkwing villain than them by now.
edited 18th May '16 6:00:33 PM by NapoleonDeCheese
His appearance changed?
Well, the Definitively Dangerous edition explained that Bulba's mechanical body was destroyed in battle with F.O.W.L. between the show's cancellation and the comic reboot, so I guess he rebuilt it differently.
And yeah, it's for the better Bulba remain dead now. That way he doesn't retroactively have less impact.
edited 18th May '16 6:04:44 PM by Anomalocaris20
Oh yeah, now I see it. She's hard to recognize without shading. And here I thought it was a hat.
Bulba looks the same to me, but good thing that Omnibus explained why he was destroyed, because that part confused me.
I guess Splatter can return because she's minor villain with side-death unlike Bulba. Besides when Negaduck got sucked by that vortex in Negaverse episode he was fine later. Cartoon writer even said that "she's dead, unless we think of more stories with her".
And Magica....does she ever goes to prison? Because I think this is one of these "hero trapped in prison" things.
Maybe Splatter Phoenix just redrew herself.
Or drew second one as back up, just as real as original. Any excuse is good.
I kinda surprised that Chronoduck and Ink villains might return. I thought they all lost their powers. Plus, I expected One-Shot to be, you know, a one shot villain.
It's just an example cover, not an actual depiction of events.
Well One-Shot is in the book at least. but im sure he can find new things to throw.
Alright, I got my hands on comic.
That tie. Usually I ignore it, but when I notice it, it really distracts me. Also, it makes Drake oddly different from Negaduck.
Comic is very reintroduction-y without actually feeling that much like fresh start. We have Darkwing stopping crime, then Muddlefoots, then SHUSH and then every baddie ever.
OK, not all baddies. I haven't seen Phoenix anywhere, so I guess she was put on cover for the same reason as Quackerjack or Steelbeak: for the same of completionism. I have seen Major Synapse though, and I could swear he's dead.
They went for so obscure villains I'm surprised Anna Matronic isn't there. See the Motor Mouse from Mars in left upper corner? That's actually kangaroo called Clawed Hopper and I only have some wiki info and this to support it. I hope if he gets a bigger role, the comic will work to re-introduce him properly.
Comic doesn't leave as strong first impression as "Duck Knight Returns" but I guess that's unfair demand. I'm still hyped for next part.
Is that panel a flashback or something?
Negaduck should still be atomized.
Yeah, oops. Spoilers. But then again, there is a twist villain with big evil plan and let's face it, it could be only Negaduck. Maybe Quackerjack. Eventually a new guy. Plus story is called "Orange Is New Purple".
Anyhow, Megavolt questions how he's back, but Nega just brushed question aside.
So I guess they're taking the ink plot in a different direction?
Kinda hope they don't bring Quackerjack back, though. It'd invalidate the annual.
edited 20th May '16 2:32:17 PM by Anomalocaris20
Apparently. They don't talk about it yet.
Quacker is a classic villain and he was just getting interesting, but he IS at this very conclusive point. I mean what he could do next? Usually at this point characters get their rest or some hack forces them to go crazy evil again.
Interesting to see Cement Head again. Mutantcy on the Bouncy was only an okay episode, but a villain made of indestructible cement is an interesting prospect to explore.
Shouldn't the Beagles be in a Duckburg jail?
Edit: Do you think there's any interesting way to pit Darkwing against Pete? As iconic as he is, he's kind of actually lackluster in what he'd bring to the table in a conflict versus DW.
edited 20th May '16 7:45:49 PM by NapoleonDeCheese
Pete? Doubt it, he's too normal and he wasn't even portrayed as single guy in Ducktales. Nah, I think all villains that might fit already appeared: Beagle Boys, Cinnamon Teal, Magica De Spell and Phantom Blot.
You know, actually dealing with fact that "Dangerous Currency" is non-canon isn't that hard. It's not as if cartoon didn't have non canon stories. "Darkwing Doubloon", "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck", "The Star Is Scorned"...
But going back to comic, I wondered what should I expect from stories. Let's be honest, Darkwing cartoon was like seven reccuring villains and army one one-shots. So what format will comic have? More new villains? One shot villains being used more often (probably this), More Fearsome Five? Members of Fearsome Five going solo more often?
Then I realized that without Quackerjack, there is no Fearsome Five. Is it over? Being Fearsome Four worked with Jack, but with Negaduck it's that not the same. That implies the unthinkable: they will have to get a new member. F F is the most stable villain group I can think if, I can't picture anyone replacing Jackie. Not FOWL agents. Not poor fighters like Fossil, Moliarty, Fluffy, Isis or Camille. So who? Cement Head? One-Shot? Bugmaster? Wolfduck? Lilliput?
All I know, this better not be Muckduck.....
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