Ian Brill Takes On Joe Books Over Darkwing Duck Collection


Recently, Bleeding Cool reported on new Canadian publisher Joe Books' plans to republish the Boom! Studios Darkwing Duck comics in a cheap collected format as The Definitely Dangerous Edition. Lots of people were very very happy.

But not everyone.

Former Darkwing Duck writer Ian Brill and former Darkwing Duck editor Christopher Burns have posted.

Currently a reprint collection of the Darkwing Duck comic that we worked on in 2010 and 2011 is being offered in Previews. In the announcement of this collection it said to be "painstakingly rewritten" to "bring it in step with the classic Disney Afternoon series." We believe that this will not be the book that readers enjoyed when the series was originally published. We do not feel it is right to rewrite comics for a reprint collection. Since we feel this book will not reflect our intentions for the material we wish for our names to be removed from the book, and for our names to not be used in the promotion of the book. We have contacted Joe Books and made this request. This is our only and final comment about the situation.

Bleeding Cool reached out to Joe Books for comment yesterday, but did not receive any word at time of publication.

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