Darkwing Duck #1 Gets Over 109,000 Orders From Comic Shops

Another six-figure seller from Dynamite and Disney with Darkwing Duck #1 out this past week. More to come?

As we previously reported, initial orders of Darkwing Duck #1 from Disney and Dynamite were 35,775 from comic stores. But the Dynamite effect of a well-promoted Final Order Cut-Off opportunity for retailers saw those orders triple to 109,000 and change. That's another Disney Dynamite book making six-figure orders, after Gargoyles #1 grabbed 179,000 orders. Darkwing Duck #1, Gargoyles #1 and #2 have also been grabbing high reorder numbers to add to those totals. How will Scar do?

The offer to retailers included a 1:250 variant edition signed by the series writer Amanda Deibert which was originally 1:1000 but was brought down a little. Also, Amanda Deibert's wife Cat Staggs is doing one of the FOC covers, keeping things in the family. Darkwing Duck #2 is now out on the 22nd of February.

(W) Amanda Deibert (A) Carlo Lauro (CA) David Nakayama
He is the terror that flaps in the night…He is the ferocious fowl who plucks the evil eye from the face of foul play…He is Darkwing Duck! Alongside his trusty sidekick Lauchpad McQuack, Darkwing hyper-vigilantly defends St. Canard from the dastardly, devilish demons who would wage wanton war! By night, our caped defender lurks in the shadows, striking fear (and maybe confusion?) in the heart of the criminal underworld…but by day, no one suspects that Darkwing is also mild-mannered Drake Mallard, a well-meaning father to his adorable adopted daughter, Gosalyn! Can Darkwing successfully navigate his two separate lives, all while looking incredibly cool and impossibly handsome? (Hint: Probably not, but…) You'll have to read to find out! In Shops: Jan 25, 2023 SRP: $3.99

(W) Amanda Deibert (A) Carlo Lauro (CA) David Nakayama
QUACKERJACK! Nefarious ne'er-do-well, and bane of Darkwing Duck's existence! With his cadre of silly-yet-dangerous (but mostly silly) toy weapons, Q-Jack (as the kids call him) aims to reign terror upon the citizens of St. Canard! Normally, D-Wing (as no one calls him) is great at focusing on fending off the criminal element…but at the moment, he's particularly overprotective of his daughter Gosalyn. SO overprotective, in fact, that he's considering…RETIRING FROM BEING A SUPERHERO!?!?!?!In Shops: Feb 22, 2023 SRP: $3.99

(W) Amanda Deibert (A) Carlo Lauro (CA) Leirix
Darkwing Duck…retired?! Mild-mannered Drake Mallard has had a crisis of conscience, and decides to hang up his cape and cowl in order to be a good dad to daughter Goslyn. But non-superhero life is not an easy thing for Drake to slip into…especially since he's convinced the conniving MORGANA to settle down with him into (boring) suburban living!In Shops: Mar 01, 2023 SRP: $3.99

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