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BOOM! to launch DuckTales in May

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As BOOM! Studios says goodbye to their Disney/Pixar license, they say hello to another Disney book. In May, the same month that Marvel’s new Disney/Pixar Presents magazine hits stands, BOOM! will publish the first issue of a new DuckTales series.

The ongoing series will be written by Warren Spector, creator of the Epic Mickey video game, with art by Miquel Pujol. It’ll be set in the same continuity as BOOM!’s Darkwing Duck series.

“You want ducks? Oh, do we have ducks!” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher in a press release. “We’re taking you back to one of the most celebrated Disney Afternoon series ever aired! And with a creative powerhouse like Warren Spector and fantastic art from Miquel Pujol, this series is sure to be jam-packed with duck adventures no DUCKTALES fans will want to miss!”

DuckTales is based on the animated series of the same name that ran for 100 episodes from 1987 until 1990. It actually started its run before Disney created the “Disney Afternoon” block, predating Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin and Darkwing Duck, which was a spinoff of the show. Set in Duckberg, it starred Uncle Scrooge Launchpad McQuack, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie, with occasional appearances by Donald Duck, Gyro Gearloose and many other Disney characters.

You can find BOOM!’s press release, as well as a second cover for the first issue, after the jump.

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February 17, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Strap in for adventure as BOOM! Studios flies you back to Duckburg to join Uncle Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and all your favorite feathered friends in the all-new, original ongoing DUCKTALES comic series! A beloved classic of The Disney Afternoon, DUCKTALES returns with writing by Epic Mickey video game creator Warren Spector and spectacular art by fan-favorite Disney Duck artist Miquel Pujol! Don’t miss out as The Disney Afternoon Revolution continues in a big way this May with DUCKTALES!

“You want ducks? Oh, do we have ducks!” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “We’re taking you back to one of the most celebrated Disney Afternoon series ever aired! And with a creative powerhouse like Warren Spector and fantastic art from Miquel Pujol, this series is sure to be jam-packed with duck adventures no DUCKTALES fans will want to miss!”

DUCKTALES is BOOM!’s latest and greatest of The Disney Afternoon Revolution that “might solve a mystery,” and will definitely “rewrite history!” Existing within the same continuity as BOOM!’s hit series DARKWING DUCK, find out why “life is like a hurricane!”

DUCKTALES #1 is written by Warren Spector and drawn by Miquel Pujol and ships with A & B covers by Leonel Castellani and James Silvani respectively, as well as a 1-in-10 incentive cover. This title ships this May.