Children of the ’90s were thrilled to find out that Disney‘s classic animated series Ducktales would be making a return in a new animated series this fall on Disney XD. And now adding to the excitement, it’s just been announced that Disney’s most famous mallards will also return to the world of comics this summer, thanks to the folks at IDW Comics.
And if that weren’t enough, everyone’s favorite long-locked princess will also get her time to shine in the comic book sun!
Ducktales will feature all the beloved characters also slate to return for the new animated show, including Uncle Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, plus Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The new comic series will be modeled after the show, which has already been picked up for a second season in advance of its premiere. Their new comic book adventures will kick-off in a #0 issue this July for $3.99, providing the perfect jumping on point for both original fans who grew up with the classic show, as well as newbies brought into the fold. You can check out the cover for Ducktales down below.
But as we mentioned before—they’re not the only animated Disney characters set to come to IDW this summer. In August, Tangled: The Series (which just debuted this year on The Disney Channel) will debut as an original graphic novel collection titled “Adventure is Calling.” In this new graphic novel, Rapunzel will embark on exciting new adventures with Flynn Rider, Pascal, Maximus, and her new friend Cassandra in a special adaptation of the television series. The collection will feature 72 pages for $9.99. You can check out the cover art down below:
In a statement, IDW Group Editor Sarah Gaydos said, “We’re extremely excited to expand IDW’s relationship with Disney. There’s a lot of buzz surrounding both of these new animated series and we aim to live up to, and exceed, fan expectations.” Both Tangled and Ducktales are only the latest characters from the Disney library to get their own comics from IDW, joining series like Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge, and Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories, among many others.
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Images: Walt Disney Company / IDW Comics