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Negaduck #1

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 8 critic ratings.


“I am the screeching fingernail on the chalkboard of justice. I am the sour ball in the candy jar of goodness. I am NEGADUCK!”

He’s the exact opposite of DD in every way… evil, nefarious, dedicated to stealing lollipops from kids and not helping grandmas across the street! And now, he’s ready to begin a reign of crime and terror the likes of which St. Canard has never seen — except… dang it, all of the other villains are ripping off his ideas! What’s a criminal mastermind to do when the city’s thick with other criminals, stealing his shine? Why, take his villainy on the road, of course!

Written with fiendish glee by arch-author JEFF PARKER and illustrated by the suspiciously talented CIRO CANGIALOSI, Negaduck features a regular rogues’ gallery of cover artists, including JOSHUA MIDDLETON, JAE LEE, TRISH FORSTNER, and a special Whiteout homage cover by that series’ co-creator, STEVE LIEBER!

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
31 pages
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8 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    If you’re a fan of Darkwing Duck’s rogues gallery, then Negaduck #1 is definitely the comic for you! It features several sinister citizens of St. Canard and it’s a very funny story, as Negaduck seeks to compete with his fellow criminals. It also showcases Negaduck’s resourcefulness, despite many of his plans ending up being copied by others. He shows that he is a good parallel of Darkwing Duck. Just as Darkwing’s ego is big and he wants to be praised by the city, Negaduck’s ego is so big that he can’t handle any criminals stealing his ideas. He wants to be sole villain for St. Canard to fear. What new surprises are in store next issue? And if not Darkwing, who will defeat Negaduck this time?

  • 90

    The Fanboy Factor

    Negaduck #1 is a flashback to the good ol’ Disney Adventure Magazine. Artist Ciro Cangialosi mimics the 90s Disney-Toon style with effortless perfection. The colors are vibrant, the visuals are LOUD. This book is beautifully cartoony in a way that takes me back to weekday afternoons doing homework by the TV. The plot and script hit with those nostalgia notes as well. An opening line makes it clear that Negaduck believes Darkwing is the knock-off character. The copycat theme carries throughout the entire issue as Negaduck tries to come up with the perfect crime only to be beaten to the punch at every turn. It is clear that Jeff Parker truly understands the WORLD of Disney Afternoon.

  • 83

    Graphic Policy

    Negaduck #1 is a great first companion series to the current Darkwing Duck ongoing comic. It gives us another dip into the world which hasn’t lost a step in the decades since the animated series ended. It also puts the focus on the villains who, beyond being thorns in the sides of our heroes, haven’t gotten this type of spotlight before. It’s an exciting expansion to the series and hopefully the start of a lot more to come.

  • 80

    Dynamite’s latest comic series following St. Canard’s Caped Crusader has had its ups and downs, but its clear that the comic company is going all-in on the Darkwing Duck universe. Negaduck, the Bizarre iteration of Drake Mallard, gets his own spin-off series here, is brought back thanks to the creative team of Jeff Parker and Ciro Cangialosi. Luckily, the creators are able to inject a hilarious premise, along with some eye-catching art, to show a new side to Darkwing’s greatest foe. Aside from the strong premise, which sees Negaduck taking down other criminals while attempting to launch a master plan of his own, Parker gives the premiere issue plenty of witty humor throughout. Whether you’re a fan of Darkwing Duck or not, this first issue has enough to enjoy when focusing on one of St. Canard’s greatest villains, even if you haven’t been keeping up with the main series.

  • 80

    Comic Crusaders

    The art is fantastic in this issue and the colors are impactful to the story. This was a fun read having action, comedy, and thrills. Fun for all ages this is a great addition to the entire Disney Line by Dynamite Entertainment. This makes for a great addition for those collecting the Disney series.

  • 80

    Comical Opinions

    NEGADUCK #1 brings the formidable Darkwing Duck villain to the forefront when the master criminal’s escape from prison leads to a not-so-smooth life in St. Canard. Jeff Parker’s plot is amusing, and the art is pitch-perfect.

  • 80


    Negaduck #1 is a fun first issue offering cameos from quite a few Darkwing Duck villains and showcasing an increasingly frustrated Negaduck who never even gets to put his plans into action.

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    Even with that issue, Negaduck #1 sets a fun tone, establishes the stakes, and uses a larger portion of the huge Darkwing Duck supporting cast than I ever expected. If you’re wondering what all the hubbub about Dee-Dubya is about… I actually wouldn’t really start here. But once you’ve checked out his ongoing solo series, this issue makes a lovely accompaniment.

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