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Interrupting Soliloquy

I enjoy most things, and don't believe that enjoying things means that I shouldn't rip it apart critically. Also don't think reading is the panacea of all ills, so I read a lot of comics and play a lot of video games.

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Speak: The Graphic Novel
Laurie Halse Anderson, Emily Carroll
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Gita Mehta

Darkwing Duck, Vol. 1: The Duck Knight Returns

Darkwing Duck, Vol. 1: The Duck Knight Returns - Ian Brill, James Silvani There's no reason not to read the Darkwing Duck comics. Can you think of a reason? You're wrong, it doesn't exist. The original show itself took place during an era of animation that was fond and full of memories but, for the most part, lacked structure. Nothing connected one episode to the next and therefore there wasn't a lot that forced characters to deal with consequences, and all emotion was contained in within the twenty minute or so storylines they had. Still, like a lot of animation from the era, the show was funny, goofy, and full of touching moments. Darkwing's major strong point was the fact that a lot of was centered around Darkwing's complete devotion to his adopted daughter, Gosalyn.

So really, all the comic book does is have all of that funny, goofy, awesomeness, FEELINGS, and then add a storyline to it, which cranks everything up to eleven. The comic is hysterical and at the same time tempered by moments of real fear and drama that continue to emphasize the connection between Darkwing and Gosalyn, which was what made the original show great to begin with. The art is great and horribly nostalgic for anyone who did grow up with the original cartoons, but the quality of the art itself and all the jokes are new and crisp for a new generation of Darkwing fans. Seriously, this comic is so great aughhhh everyone should read it, old or young. It's got something for everyone, from guard flamingos, to the gut-wrenching knowledge of alternate Gosalyns that didn't make it, to the pleasantly perplexing and pompous alliteration that Darkwing Duck is known for. I guess the only thing that the comic is missing is Jim Cummings reading it aloud in the voices, but that's still not a reason to not read this flipping masterpiece of a comic book.