When Darkwing Duck was announced by BOOM! Studios last week, the overwhelmingly positive response also saw more than one comment from fans saying "Gizmoduck better be there!"Well, Gizmoduck, Launchpad McQuack, Hewey, Dewey, and Louie all join Uncle Scrooge for a 4-issue arc starting with June's Uncle Scrooge #392! The arc will be written by Disney vets, and even the backup "classic" story usually found in Uncle Scrooge will be "Duck Tales" related. The full Press Release is below: March 19th 2010 – Los Angeles, CA - One of the most action-packed Disney franchises returns to the comic page in a big way this summer from BOOM Kids! Mickey's Mailbag has been overflowing with requests for a trip back to the world of The Disney Afternoon, and because the fans demanded it...DuckTales returns starting in UNCLE SCROOGE #392 this June.
The premiere of DuckTales in UNCLE SCROOGE #392 will appear on store shelves the same month as BOOM!’s new DARKWING DUCK mini-series that was announced this past weekend.
“DuckTales is one of the most beloved television shows of the ‘90s,” said BOOM Kids! editor Aaron Sparrow. “It’s just spectacular to be bringing it back for a whole new generation to discover and enjoy!”
The fun begins in UNCLE SCROOGE #392, as BOOM Kids! kicks off the four-issue arc, “Like a Hurricane!” Fans of both the groundbreaking animated series and the classic Carl Barks comics it was based on will delight at the chance to get their hands on these stories, never before seen in the United States, that are coupled with some old favorites printed at the time of the original television series.Non-stop adventure is what’s in store when Uncle Scrooge is accompanied by his nephews, plus the unpredictable Lauchpad McQuack! Add in some super-heroics from the amazing Gizmoduck, and you have a recipe for an epic good time!
The first Duck Tales arc starting in UNCLE SCROOGE #392 includes scripts by veteran Disney writers Paul Halas, Tom Anderson, Didier le Bornec, Chris Weber, Karen Willson, Doug Murray and Régis Maine with outstanding art by modern masters Xavier Vives Mateu, José Maria Carreras, Roberto Santillo, Cosme Quartieri, Wanda Gattino, and José Cardona Blasi.
UNCLE SCROOGE #392 contains the first installments of the “Like a Hurricane!” saga entitled “The Everlasting Coal” which is written by Paul Halas & Tom Anderson, with interior art by Xavier Vives Mateu. UNCLE SCROOGE #392 also includes the classic backup “The Littlest Gizmoduck” written by Chris Weber and Karen Willson with interiors by Roberto Santillo. This kick-off issue features two covers in a 50/50 split by Michel Nadorp and Magic Eye Studios and carries a cover price of $2.99 and ships this June.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry's biggest talents, including Philip K. Dick's DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, The Henson Company's FARSCAPE, and the original Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE. BOOM! recently launched its youth imprint, BOOM Kids!, with Pixar's THE INCREDIBLES, CARS, and TOY STORY, as well as Disney's THE MUPPETS, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE and WALT DISNEY'S COMICS AND STORIES. This year, BOOM! Studios celebrates its fifth anniversary.
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world's largest publisher of children's books and magazines, with over 250 million children's books and over 400 million children's magazines sold each year. DPW's business units include: Disney Global Magazines, Disney English, and Disney Global Book Group. Disney Global Books and Global Magazines encompass a extensive worldwide licensing structure; Disney Book Group consists of vertically integrated publishing imprints in the U.S. which include Disney Editions, Disney-Hyperion, Disney-Jump at the Sun and Disney Press. In addition, Disney Libri, DPW's Italian vertical operation, publishes books for children of all ages. DPW's Global Magazines publishes a range of children's magazines globally and also family titles in the U.S., which include: Disney FamilyFun and Disney en Familia. Disney English is DPW's English language learning business, including Disney English schools in China and a worldwide retail licensing program. Headquartered in White Plains, NY, Disney Publishing Worldwide publishes books and magazines in 85 languages in 75 countries.