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"Dangerous Currency" is a four-part comic book story that is a crossover between DuckTales and Darkwing Duck. Written by Ian Brill and illustrated by James Silvani and Jose Massaroli, it was published across the final two issues of the DuckTales and Darkwing Duck comic books published by Boom! Studios. The four parts of the story were published in the following issues:

  • Part 1 - DuckTales #5
  • Part 2 - Darkwing Duck #17
  • Part 3 - DuckTales #6
  • Part 4 - Darkwing Duck #18

The story was published without approval from the Walt Disney Company, and it received negative reception from fans, including backlash from former Boom! Kids editor Aaron Sparrow (who plotted the first arc, "The Duck Knight Returns" before being fired). For these reasons, the story arc is not considered canon, and as such, it is the only story arc from the Boom! Studios Darkwing Duck comic that was not reprinted in Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition.

Synopsis

Somewhere in the shadows, a manipulative force has spread chaos throughout the cities of Duckburg and St. Canard and it's caught the attention of their two most famous residents, the trailblazing tycoon Scrooge McDuck and the daring do-gooder Darkwing Duck! Can these two larger-than-life luminaries work together to discover the source of the mayhem, or will all be lost in the pursuit of “Dangerous Currency”?

Trivia

  • Due to Boom! Studios losing the "core four" Disney comic book license earlier in 2011, this was notably the last comic book story featuring Scrooge McDuck, The Phantom Blot, and many of the characters from the Disney duck comics or DuckTales to be published in the United States until IDW Publishing resumed publication of the "core four" Disney comic titles four years later. However, between this story and IDW picking up the license, Daisy appeared in the comics published in Minnie & Daisy BFF Magazine, and Donald appeared in comic adaptations of the 2013 Mickey Mouse shorts, published in the Disney Comic Zone Summer 2013 Special. Scrooge also had a cameo in the newly-produced epilogue for Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition.
  • This story is also notably, to date, the only appearance of M'Ma Crackshell or Gandra Dee in any comic book story.
  • This story was originally planned to be a light parody of Marvel Comics' Secret Invasion arc. This plotline was dropped when Christopher Burns departed from his position as editor in charge.
  • Warren Spector, who wrote the DuckTales comic's previous arc, was credited as a co-writer for this story. In actuality, however, Spector's only contribution to the story was the idea of Magica teaming up with Cinnamon Teal, Camille Chameleon, and Ammonia Pine to form the League of Eve-il. He had actually planned to use the League of Eve-il for a different story arc, but his idea was instead incorporated into this crossover.[1]
  • Dr. Anna Matronic, Herb and Binkie Muddlefoot, Jambalaya Jake, J. Gander Hooter, John D. Rockerduck, Ma Beagle, Moliarty, Neptunia, Pete, Steelbeak, Stegmutt, Tank Muddlefoot, and Tuskernini are all featured on the "A" cover for Part 1, but do not actually appear at any point in the story.
  • The "A" cover for Part 2 depicts Darkwing surrounded by Ma Beagle and the named Beagle Boys from DuckTales, along with Grandpa Beagle, but the story instead uses generic Beagle Boys like those from the original Uncle Scrooge comics.
  • The "B" cover for Part 2 is an homage to Drew Struzan's poster for Adventures in Babysitting.
  • The "A" cover for Part 3 prominently depicts Flintheart Glomgold swimming in Scrooge's Money Bin with Megavolt, Quackerjack, Liquidator, Magica, and Steelbeak, implying that he is working alongside the other villains. In the actual story, Glomgold is only briefly seen when Donald tells the people of Duckburg to take action against the slime, and he does not appear to be working alongside the villains.
  • The "A" cover for Part 4 is an homage to the comic book Uncanny X-Men Vol. 1 #101, which featured an image of the cosmic being Phoenix emerging from Jamaica Bay with some of her fellow X-Men. The cover of Darkwing Duck #18 places Gizmoduck in a similar pose (and position relative to the other characters) as Phoenix held.

In-jokes

Continuity errors

  • Drake acts as though he and Fenton have never met before in their civilian identities, but they previously met when Fenton came to stay at Drake's house in "Tiff of the Titans".
  • Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Launchpad, and Gyro seem to be well aware that Fenton is Gizmoduck's secret identity, despite that they never actually learned of it on the show. Conversely, M'Ma Crackshell acts like Fenton never told her that he was Gizmoduck, despite that he already told her in their first appearance (and she has even worn the Gizmosuit herself at least twice).

Cover gallery

References

External links


v - e - d
Ducktales Logo
Media
Shows/Movies: 1987 series2017 seriesRaw ToonageDuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost LampVideography

Video Games: Video game (HD remake/Soundtrack) • DuckTales 2The Quest for GoldScrooge's Loot
Comics: Comic Books (IDW)
Books: Dinosaur DucksThe Secret City Under the SeaDinosaur ValleyLaunchpad's Daring RaidWelcome to DuckburgSphinx for the Memories and Sir Gyro GearlooseThe Great Lost Treasure HuntScrooge McDuck and the Big SurpriseDinosaur Ducks and Jungle DuckThe Hunt for the Giant PearlScrooge's Treasure HuntChristmas at the North PoleArmstrong the Robot and EarthquackBack to the Klondike and Superdoo!Silver Dollars for Uncle ScroogeWebby Saves the Day

Characters
1987 series: Scrooge McDuckHuey, Dewey, and LouieLaunchpad McQuackWebby VanderquackBentina BeakleyDuckworthGyro GearlooseLittle HelperDoofus DrakeFenton CrackshellDonald DuckGladstone GanderBubba the Cave DuckTootsie the TriceratopsSkittlesBlackjackPouponGene the GenieGlittering GoldieMad Dog McGurkFeathers GaloreBurt QuackarachMajor CourageMicro DucksAdmiral GrimmitzKing HomerQueen ArielShawebizadGandra DeeMcPapaMcMamaRoboticaBeagle BoysMa BeagleFlintheart GlomgoldDijonArgus McSwineMagica De SpellMinima De SpellPoe De SpellEl CapitanJoaquin SlowlyMerlock the MagicianCinnamon TealDracula DuckDr. NoGoodMillionara VanderbucksFritter O'WayLawrence LoudmouthBruno Von BeakArmstrongThe SirensCirceHarpiesYuckalindaQueen GriseldaDjinniTerra-Firmie KingOverlord BulovanSolegoGICU-2Magica's ShadowThe Fear Demons

2017 series: Mark BeaksGabby McStabbersonHack and Slash SmashnikovCaptain PeghookPixiuDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDella DuckLenaToad Liu HaiAmunetSabafToth-RaFalcon Graves

Episodes
1987 series

Season One: "The Treasure of the Golden Suns" • "Send in the Clones" • "Sphinx for the Memories" • "Where No Duck Has Gone Before" • "Armstrong" • "Robot Robbers" • "Magica's Shadow War" • "Master of the Djinni" • "Hotel Strangeduck" • "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" • "Duckman of Aquatraz" • "The Money Vanishes" • "Sir Gyro de Gearloose" • "Dinosaur Ducks" • "Hero for Hire" • "Superdoo!" • "Maid of the Myth" • "Down and Out in Duckburg" • "Much Ado About Scrooge" • "Top Duck" • "Pearl of Wisdom" • "The Curse of Castle McDuck" • "Launchpad's Civil War" • "Sweet Duck of Youth" • "Earth Quack" • "Home Sweet Homer" • "Bermuda Triangle Tangle" • "Micro Ducks from Outer Space" • "Back to the Klondike" • "Horse Scents" • "Scrooge's Pet" • "Catch as Cash Can" • "Merit-Time Adventure" • "The Golden Fleecing" • "Ducks of the West" • "Time Teasers" • "Back Out in the Outback" • "Raiders of the Lost Harp" • "The Right Duck" • "Scroogerello" • "Double-O-Duck" • "Luck o' the Ducks" • "Duckworth's Revolt" • "Magica's Magic Mirror" • "Take Me Out of the Ballgame" • "Duck to the Future" • "Jungle Duck" • "Launchpad's First Crash" • "Dime Enough for Luck" • "Duck in the Iron Mask" • "The Uncrashable Hindentanic" • "The Status Seekers" • "Nothing to Fear" • "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. McDuck" • "Once Upon a Dime" • "Spies in Their Eyes" • "All Ducks on Deck" • "Ducky Horror Picture Show" • "Till Nephews Do Us Part"
Season Two: "Time is Money" • "Super DuckTales"
Season Three: "The Land of Trala La" • "Allowance Day" • "Bubbeo & Juliet" • "The Good Muddahs" • "My Mother the Psychic" • "Metal Attraction" • "Dough Ray Me" • "Bubba's Big Brainstorm" • "The Big Flub" • "A Case of Mistaken Secret Identity" • "Blue Collar Scrooge" • "Beaglemania" • "Yuppy Ducks" • "The Bride Wore Stripes" • "The Unbreakable Bin" • "Attack of the Fifty-Foot Webby" • "The Masked Mallard" • "A DuckTales Valentine"
Season Four: "Ducky Mountain High" • "Attack of the Metal Mites" • "The Duck Who Knew Too Much" • "New Gizmo-Kids on the Block" • "Scrooge's Last Adventure" • "The Golden Goose"

2017 series
Season One: "Woo-oo!" • "Daytrip of Doom!" • "The Great Dime Chase!" • "The Beagle Birthday Massacre!" • "Terror of the Terra-firmians!" • "The House of the Lucky Gander!" • "The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks!" • "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!" • "The Impossible Summit of Mt. Neverrest!"

Locations
DuckburgAtlantisThe Money BinMcDuck ManorFountain of YouthScotlandNotre DuckValley of the Golden SunsSt. Canard
Organizations
Junior Woodchucks
Objects
Number One DimeJunior Woodchucks GuidebookGizmosuitGene's LampMerlock's TalismanSun CoinSun ChaserHarp of TroyMillennium ShortcutGyro's HelicopterMolecular ManipulatorGolden GooseWebby's Quacky Patch DollHindentanicMagic MedallionRatcatcher
Songs
DuckTales ThemeThree Cheers for Bubba DuckBoogie Beagle BluesMoon Stage Theme
See also
Carl BarksThe Disney AfternoonDarkwing DuckQuack PackDisney XD (Netherlands)Let's Go to Disneyland Paris


v - e - d
Darkwing Duck Logo
Media
Darkwing DuckVideographyWalt Disney's World on Ice: Double Feature... Live!NES gameBoom! Studios comicJoe Books comic
Books
High Wave RobberyThe Silly Canine CaperThe Darkest Night
Characters
Heroes and Allies: Darkwing DuckLaunchpad McQuackGosalyn MallardHonker MuddlefootTank MuddlefootHerb and Binkie Muddlefoot • Mrs. Cavanaugh • GizmoduckMorgana MacawberNeptuniaStegmuttJ. Gander HooterDerek BluntVladimir Goudenov GrizzlikofSara BellumRhoda DendronGloria SwansongPrincess of OilrabiaGoose LeeComet Guy

Villains: Negaduck/NegatronBushrootMegavoltLiquidatorQuackerjackSteelbeakTaurus BulbaHammerhead HanniganHoof and MouthTantalusClovisTuskerniniDr. FossilPhineas SharpProfessor MoliartyAmmonia PineAmple GrimePaddywhackLilliput GooneyJambalaya JakeGumboBug MasterHigh CommandMajor SynapseHotshot and FlygirlDr. SlugSplatter PhoenixCamille ChameleonAnna MatronicIsis VanderchillJohnny T. RexFluffyDark Warrior DuckNodoffBrainteasers

Episodes
Season One: "Darkly Dawns the Duck" • "That Sinking Feeling" • "Beauty and the Beet" • "Getting Antsy" • "Night of the Living Spud" • "Apes of Wrath" • "Dirty Money" • "Film Flam" • "Duck Blind" • "Comic Book Capers" • "Water Way to Go" • "Paraducks" • "Easy Come, Easy Grows" • "Negaduck" • "A Revolution in Home Appliances" • "Trading Faces" • "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" • "Can't Bayou Love" • "Bearskin Thug" • "Fungus Amongus" • "You Sweat Your Life" • "Days of Blunder" • "Just Us Justice Ducks" • "Double Darkwings" • "Slaves to Fashion" • "Aduckyphobia" • "When Aliens Collide" • "Jurassic Jumble" • "Something Fishy" • "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness" • "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" • "Tiff of the Titans" • "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" • "Whiffle While You Work" • "Calm a Chameleon" • "Ghoul of My Dreams" • "Battle of the Brainteasers" • "Adopt-a-Con" • "Bad Tidings" • "Toys Czar Us" • "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" • "Up, Up and Awry" • "Going Nowhere Fast" • "Life, the Negaverse, and Everything" • "Dry Hard" • "Heavy Mental" • "A Brush with Oblivion" • "Disguise the Limit" • "Planet of the Capes" • "The Merchant of Menace" • "Darkwing Doubloon" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Twitching Channels" • "Dances with Bigfoot" • "Twin Beaks" • "The Incredible Bulk" • "My Valentine Ghoul" • "Dead Duck" • "A Duck By Any Other Name" • "Let's Get Respectable" • "In Like Blunt" • "Quack of Ages" • "Time and Punishment" • "Stressed to Kill" • "The Darkwing Squad" • "Inside Binkie's Brain" • "The Haunting of Mr. Banana Brain" • "Slime Okay, You're Okay" • "Whirled History" • "U.F.Foe" • "A Star is Scorned" • "The Quiverwing Quack" • "Jail Bird" • "Dirtysomething" • "Kung Fooled" • "Bad Luck Duck"

Season Two: "Monsters R Us" • "Inherit the Wimp" • "The Revenge of the Return of the Brainteasers, Too!" • "Star Crossed Circuits" • "Steerminator" • "The Frequency Fiends" • "Paint Misbehavin'" • "Hot Spells" • "Fraudcast News" • "Clash Reunion" • "Mutantcy on the Bouncy" • "Malice's Restaurant" • "Extinct Possibility"

Vehicles and Gadgets
RatcatcherThunderquackDarkwing Duck's gas gunRamrodSuper Sensitive Darkwing Duck-tectorTronsplitter
Locations
St. CanardNegaverse
Songs
Darkwing Duck Theme SongLittle Girl BlueKickin' in the GrooveI'm Darkwing Duck
See also
DuckTalesThe Disney AfternoonDisney XD (Netherlands)Justice DucksFearsome FiveF.O.W.L.S.H.U.S.H.