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Darkwing Duck episode
"Comic Book Capers"
Season 1, Episode 11 (TDA-9)
ComicBookCapers
Darkwing and Launchpad run from the giant Megavolt in the comic book.
Original air date September 17, 1991
Production code 4308-036
Story by
Written by John Behnke
Rob Humphrey
Jim Peterson
Storyboards by
Directed by
First appearances
Darkwing Duck Episodes
Previous Episode
"Duck Blind"
Next Episode
"Water Way to Go"
Comic Book Capers promotional picture

Promotional artwork used as the cover for the VHS release.

"Comic Book Capers" (originally titled "Comic Book Classics" according to the series' production bible) is the eleventh episode of Darkwing Duck, and the ninth episode to premiere on The Disney Afternoon.

SynopsisEdit

Darkwing objects strongly when he finds that the Awesome Comic Book Corporation's comic book based on his adventures is portraying him as a coward, so he decides to write and draw the comic himself. As he writes the comic, he gets continually distracted and, as a result, Gosalyn, Launchpad, Binkie Muddlefoot, and even Megavolt all make their own modifications to the story. He eventually gets the book finished, but when he shows it to the publisher, it's rejected, so he decides to instead sell the comic to Disney.

Home video releasesEdit

VHS

  • Darkwing Duck: Comic Book Capers

DVD

  • Darkwing Duck: Volume 1

TriviaEdit

  • Mickey Mouse is mentioned by Launchpad about how Darkwing has his own comic book just like Mickey. (Ironically, the current Mickey Mouse comic book at the time, Mickey Mouse Adventures, got cancelled shortly after this episode aired.)
  • The comic book panels shown in this episode depict Darkwing's outfit as being colored black instead of purple. This is possibly a nod to how, in the Donald Duck comics, Donald's sailor suit is usually colored black instead of the usual blue.

GoofsEdit

  • When Drake returns to the attic and yells "Are you reading my comic book?!", he's wearing his Darkwing apparel in the shot. He goes back to wearing his normal clothing in the next shot he's in.

Memorable quotesEdit

"Did Hemingway have this problem? No, because he didn't live next door to the Muddlefoots!"
—Drake after Binkie interrupts his work

Darkwing: Your little game is over, you revolting revisionist! Give it back, so I can finish off the scene where I finish you off!

Megavolt: Wrong! In the last scene I'm gonna finish you off!
Darkwing: Sorry pal, this thing's reality-based. You don't stand a chance against me!
Megavolt: That's what you think, you hackneyed hack! In this edition, I'm now ten times bigger and more powerful!
Darkwing: No way! Lemme see that. Where?
Megavolt: Right there.
Darkwing: What?! What kind of crazy science fiction are you trying to write? In any case, you oughta be twenty times smaller!
Megavolt: What do you think you're doing?! I'm bigger!

Darkwing: Have it your way. I can beat you no matter what size shoe you wear.


Darkwing Duck episodes
Syndication "Darkly Dawns the Duck" • "Beauty and the Beet" • "Getting Antsy" • "Night of the Living Spud" • "Apes of Wrath" • "Dirty Money" • "Duck Blind" • "Comic Book Capers" • "Water Way to Go" • "Paraducks" • "Easy Come, Easy Grows" • "A Revolution in Home Appliances" • "Trading Faces" • "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlatan" • "Can't Bayou Love" • "Bearskin Thug" • "You Sweat Your Life" • "Days of Blunder" • "Just Us Justice Ducks" • "Double Darkwings" • "Aduckyphobia" • "When Aliens Collide" • "Jurassic Jumble" • "Cleanliness is Next to Badliness" • "Smarter Than a Speeding Bullet" • "All's Fahrenheit in Love and War" • "Whiffle While You Work" • "Ghoul of My Dreams" • "Adopt-a-Con" • "Toys Czar Us" • "The Secret Origins of Darkwing Duck" • "Up, Up and Awry" • "Life, the Negaverse and Everything" • "Dry Hard" • "Heavy Mental" • "Disguise the Limit" • "Planet of the Capes" • "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 OK, You're OK" • "Whirled History" • "U.F. Foe" • "A Star is Scorned" • "The Quiverwing Quack" • "Jail Bird" • "Dirtysomething" • "Kung Fooled" • "Bad Luck Duck"
ABC Season 1 "That Sinking Feeling" • "Film Flam" • "Negaduck" • "Fungus Amongus" • "Slaves to Fashion" • "Something Fishy" • "Tiff of the Titans" • "Calm a Chameleon" • "Battle of the Brainteasers" • "Bad Tidings" • "Going Nowhere Fast" • "A Brush With Oblivion" • "The Merchant of Menace"
ABC Season 2 "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"

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