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The DuckTales comic book published by Boom! Studios was the third of three different comic books based on the animated series of the same name. Coming at the tail end of Boom!'s run with the Disney comic license, it only lasted for six issues, from May to November of 2011.

Like the previous DuckTales comic book published by Disney Comics, Boom!'s DuckTales comic was to feature multi-part stories. It was written by Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector and was intended to be set within the same universe as the Darkwing Duck comic that Boom! was running at the time. Miquel Pujol was also announced to be the illustrator for the comic before he was even offered the position. However, the comic would end up only running two arcs (the second of which would be a crossover with the Darkwing comic) before being cancelled, and Pujol declined on illustrating the comic; the art tasks for the comic were instead handled by Leonel Castellani, Jose Massaroli, and Magic Eye Studios. (Aaron Sparrow has said that Amy Mebberson was available and willing to draw the comic, but Kaboom! editor Chris Burns was not allowed to hire her for the position.[1])

The comic was criticized for its poor writing and pacing, continuity errors and mischaracterization in relation to the show, and sloppy artwork (with particular negativity being given to an unfinished-looking page in issue #3; said page was fixed in the trade paperback of the story arc), to the point that issue #4's release was delayed by a month. The comic and its sister title were cancelled in November 2011, effectively closing the book on Disney's run with Boom! Studios.

The comic's crossover arc with Darkwing Duck, "Dangerous Currency", was published without approval from Disney and is not considered canon, and as such, was not reprinted in Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition. It is unclear if the first arc, "Rightful Owners", is also no longer considered canon; it was reprinted in the first four issues of IDW Publishing's Disney Afternoon Giant title, which featured some rewritten dialogue but also unfortunately used the original, unfinished page from issue #3.

Issue guide

Cover Issue # Featured story Published

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Cover "A"

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Cover "B"

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Cover "C"

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San Diego Comic-Con exclusive

1 "Rightful Owners - Part 1" May 25, 2011

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Cover "A"

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Cover "B"

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Cover "C"

2 "Rightful Owners - Part 2" June 22, 2011

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Cover "A"

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Cover "B"

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Cover "C"

3 "Rightful Owners - Part 3" July 26, 2011

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Cover "A"

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Cover "B"

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Cover "C"

4 "Rightful Owners - Part 4" September 14, 2011

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Cover "A"

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Cover "B"

5 "Dangerous Currency - Part 1" October 12, 2011

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Cover "A"

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Cover "B"

6 "Dangerous Currency - Part 3" November 9, 2011

Reprint collections

Cover Title Published ISBN
Rightful Owners TPB.jpg Rightful Owners March 6, 2012 1-60886-671-8
Collects issues #1-4.

Page 19 of issue #3 is completely redrawn.

Dangerous Currency trade paperback.jpg Dangerous Currency February 7, 2012 1-60886-251-8
Collects issues #5-6 and Darkwing Duck #17-18.


External links

Media DuckTales (Episode list) • VideographyGladstone comicMagazineVideo game (HD remakeSoundtrack) • Disney ComicsThe Quest for GoldDuckTales 2DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (soundtrack) • Boom! Studios comicScrooge's Loot
Characters Heroes and allies Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckLudwig Von DrakeBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsGene the GenieGlittering GoldieAdmiral GrimmitzMrs. CrackshellKing HomerQueen Ariel
Recurring villains The Beagle Boys (Big Time, Burger, Bouncer, Baggy, Bankjob, Bugle, Babyface, and Megabyte) • Ma BeagleBeagle BratsFlintheart GlomgoldCirceKa-Hoo-FuMagica De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanMerlock the MagicianDijonSarkusCinnamon TealPeteFritter O'WayDiddle O'WayThe SirensYuckalindaFrontier Beagle BoysMillionara Vanderbucks
Other characters Little HelperLuckyPlutoGabby McDrakeMinima De SpellRipcord McQuackBirdie McQuackLoopey McQuackBlackjackRhubarb McQuackMarilynAphroduckyVulcanThe Garbled OneMoorloonLesdredFiller BrushbillArmstrong
Locations DuckburgThe Money BinMcDuck ManorValley of the Golden SunsAtlantisFountain of YouthScotland
Objects Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitMillennium ShortcutGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch Doll
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