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The original DuckTales has been adapted as a comic book by at least three different publishers: Gladstone Publishing, Disney Comics, and Boom! Studios.

The Gladstone title (1988-1990)

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The cover to the first issue, which contained a comic adaptation of the episode "Armstrong".

The first DuckTales comic book, published by Gladstone Publishing, ran for thirteen issues from August 1988 to March 1990. Each issue of Gladstone's DuckTales comic featured at least one story based specifically in the show's continuity, and many issues also contained reprints of older Uncle Scrooge stories written and drawn by Carl Barks. The first two issues, both of which were 64 pages in length, contained adaptations of the episodes "Armstrong" and "Jungle Duck", with reprints of two Barks stories that had been adapted into DuckTales episodes, "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan" and "The Giant Robot Robbers". The series switched to having every issue be 64 pages long in its ninth issue.

From issue 3 to issue 12, the comic also included a guide featuring descriptions of every episode from the show's first two seasons, listed in production order, with an appendix listing which episodes were adaptations of Carl Barks stories.

When the Uncle Scrooge comic license was returned to Gladstone in 1993, they did not revive and continue the DuckTales book. However, several stories originally published in Gladstone's DuckTales comic (particularly those written by William Van Horn) would be reprinted in later issues of Uncle Scrooge published by Gladstone and Gemstone Publishing.

The Disney Comics title (1990-1991)

The second DuckTales comic book was published by Disney Comics. It was one of the company's eight initial titles and ran for eighteen issues from launch in April 1990 to September 1991.

Disney Comics' DuckTales differed from its predecessor in several ways. In addition to restarting the comic's numbering system with its first issue, this DuckTales comic rarely included multiple stories per issue, and as such, did not contain any reprints of Carl Barks' Uncle Scrooge stories. In fact, while stories intended for overseas distribution had been regular features in the Gladstone title, only two issues of the Disney Comics title (issues #8 and #16) included such stories.

Most of the Disney Comics DuckTales title's run was devoted to three different multi-part adventure stories - "Scrooge's Quest" (published from issues #1-7), "The Gold Odyssey" (issues #9-15), and "A Dime in Time" (issues #17-18). Of particular note, "Scrooge's Quest" and "The Gold Odyssey", both lasting a total of 182 pages (not counting advertisements), would be tied as the longest multi-part story originally published by Disney Comics. Both stories were later reprinted as trade paperbacks by Gemstone Publishing in 2007 and 2008.

Due to the Disney Comics Implosion, the DuckTales title was cancelled in October 1991, though Disney continued to regularly publish new DuckTales comic stories in Disney Adventures from then through November 1994.

Issue guide

The Boom! Studios title (2011)

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The "B" cover to the first issue, drawn by Jonathan Gray.

The third and last comic book based on the original DuckTales was published by Boom! Studios. Coming at the tail end of the company's run with the Disney comic book license, it only lasted for six issues, from May to November of 2011.

Like the previous DuckTales comic book published by Disney Comics, Boom!'s DuckTales comic was to feature multi-part stories. It was written by Epic Mickey creator Warren Spector and was intended to be in-continuity with the Darkwing Duck comic that Boom! was running at the time. Miquel Pujol was also announced to be the illustrator for the comic before he was even offered the position. However, the comic ended up only running two arcs (the second of which would be a crossover with the Darkwing comic) before being cancelled, and Pujol declined on illustrating the comic; the art tasks for the comic were instead handled by Leonel Castellani, Jose Massaroli, and Magic Eye Studios. (Aaron Sparrow has said that Amy Mebberson was available and willing to draw the comic, but Kaboom! editor Chris Burns was not allowed to hire her for the position.[1])

The comic was criticized for its poor writing and pacing, continuity errors and mischaracterization in relation to the show, and sloppy artwork (with particular negativity being given to an unfinished-looking page in issue #3; said page was fixed in the trade paperback of the story arc), to the point that issue #4's release was delayed by a month. With Disney shifting the license to Marvel Comics (or so it seemed), the comic and its sister title were cancelled in November 2011.

The comic's crossover arc with Darkwing Duck, Dangerous Currency, was published without approval from Disney and is not considered canon, and as such, was not reprinted in Darkwing Duck: The Definitively Dangerous Edition. It is unclear if the first arc, Rightful Owners, is also no longer considered canon.

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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 McStabbersonCaptain PeghookPixiuDarkwing DuckGosalyn MallardMegavoltDella Duck

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!"

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


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Disney Comics current logo
Cartoon-based titles
"Core Four" and other titles based on shorts: Walt Disney's Comics and StoriesMickey Mouse (AdventuresWizards of MickeyX-Mickey) • Donald Duck (AdventuresPKNA) • Uncle Scrooge (Adventures) • Goofy AdventuresDonald and MickeyWalt Disney Giant

Based on animated features: AladdinBeauty and the Beast (New Adventures) • CarsCinestory ComicsDisney Comic Hits!Disney FairiesDisney PrincessFrozenThe IncrediblesThe Little Mermaid (Disney Comics) (Marvel) • Monsters, Inc.: Laugh FactoryTangledToy Story
Based on TV cartoons: Chip 'n Dale Rescue RangersDarkwing Duck (Boom! Studios) (Joe Books) • The Disney AfternoonDuckTales (IDW) • Gargoyles (Marvel) (SLG) • Star vs. the Forces of EvilTaleSpin

Other Disney-related comic books
Based on live-action films and shows: DinosaursJohn Carter: World of MarsThe Muppet Show Comic Book (Spin-off mini-series: Muppet Robin HoodMuppet Peter PanMuppet King ArthurMuppet Snow WhiteMuppet Sherlock Holmes) • Roger Rabbit (Toontown) • Star Wars (Adventures)

Based on theme park attractions: Disney Kingdoms (Seekers of the WeirdFigmentBig Thunder Mountain RailroadFigment 2The Haunted MansionEnchanted Tiki Room) • SLG's The Haunted MansionPirates of the Caribbean

Comic magazines
Aku AnkkaDisney AdventuresDisney Junior MagazineFrozen: The Official MagazineLe Journal de MickeyMicky Maus MagazinMinnie & Daisy BFF MagazinePicsou MagazinePhineas and FerbTopolino
Publishers
Dell ComicsGold Key ComicsGladstone PublishingDisney ComicsMarvel ComicsDark Horse ComicsGemstone PublishingBoom! StudiosFantagraphicsPapercutzIDW PublishingJoe Books