Monday, February 7, 2011
One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Darkwing Duck #8
GOOD THING: As fun as it is seeing all the various in-jokes and references in all of the alternate-universe Darkwings (my favorite was the Tom Baker Doctor Who Darkwing), I have to give props for the hero of the issue being the Green Arrow-inspired Darkwing, Quiverwing.
BAD THING: The ending, in which the army of Darkwings have to fight a Paddywack-posessed Negaduck, is a little rushed and depends far too much on knowing the continuity of the old show (and why there are TWO different Negaducks) for my tastes. Paddywack is never really explained as a character apart from being so evil that even the rest of the bad guys fear him. Yes, I know that this comic is aimed more at fans of the old cartoon than it is child readers today... but still, it could have been made a little more accessible or explained better than it is here.
The Final Verdict: A pat ending that may be inaccessible to all but the most devout of Darkwing Duck fans doesn't spoil the enjoyability of this issue or this series. Highly recommended.