November 17, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment are working with CGC Comics to arrange for an exclusive Signature Series graded option for the upcoming Darkwing Duck #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive cover signed by writer Amanda Deibert (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Star Wars, DC Super Hero Girls). Retailers are able to order this ultra-rare variant based on orders placed through Final Order Cutoff. This variant features art by George Kambadais (Gargoyles).
Each signed copy of this ultra-limited edition of Disney's Darkwing Duck #1 will ship with a CGC Certificate of Authenticity that allows buyers to have their copies graded and returned with a yellow CGC SIGNATURE SERIES LABEL. Any fees associated with grading remains the responsibility of the customer.
CGC will have an authorized witness at the signing with Deibert, and to further protect the authenticity and security of each signature, advanced measures have been taken so the COA cannot be replicated.
If the retailer or a customer wish you have the book graded, in order to receive a Signature Series grade the following instructions MUST be followed:
- Become a CGC member if you are currently not.
- Email the Signature Series team that you will be submitting your signed Darkwing Duck #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive with COA to CGC. They will supply you with a simple form to fill out.
- Get your copy or copies ready for shipment. IMPORTANT: keep the COA and Darkwing Duck #1 submitted for signing together. The COA MUST be present to receive a CGC Signature Series grade. Don’t forget to add the form from the Signature Series team!
- On the outside of your shipping box put the initials A D on all sides.
- Ship directly to the Signature Series team’s attention.
ATTN: Signature Series
5501 Communications Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34240
All copies must be received by the Signature Series team no more than 30 days after you receive them.
Each copy of the Darkwing Duck #1 limited quantity Signed 1:250 Retailer Incentive variant will be bagged and boarded and individually signed by writer Amanda Deibert.
This title is available for order now with the Diamond item code NOV220579.
These copies will be shipped as close to the release date of the regular Darkwing Duck #1 as possible. They will be packed for return shipping with the utmost care to help ensure that they arrive without damage, but Dynamite cannot guarantee any grade. Because we cannot guarantee that shipping damages will not occur in transit, there will be an opportunity for retailers to submit photo evidence of significantly damaged copies to their Diamond Customer Service representative at which point, Dynamite will make every attempt to make sure retailers are satisfied with their copies.
Each copy of the Darkwing Duck #1 1:250 Retailer Incentive variant will have its own unique number, and will be strictly limited to qualifying orders. This variant will be on Final Order Cutoff on December 5.
Darkwing Duck #1 is the second title in Dynamite’s exciting new partnership with Disney, following Gargoyles #1, which will go on sale in December 2022. The new Darkwing Duck series, written by Amanda Deibert with art by Carlo Lauro, continues the adventures from the beloved 1991 animated television series.
Darkwing Duck #1 will arrive in comics shops on Wednesday, January 1, 2023, with a cover price of $3.99. This comic will also be available on digital platforms including Amazon Kindle and ComiXology.
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover A by David Nakayama
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover B by Mirka Andolfo
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover C by Lesley “Leirix” Li
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover D by Trish Forstner
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover E by Jacob Edgar
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover F by George Kambadais
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover G Purple Blank Authentix
Retailer incentive covers (see the November Diamond Previews Retailer Order Form for details):
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover H by Carlo Lauro
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover I – John Blair Moore Modern Icon
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover J – David Nakayama B&W
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover K – Video packaging
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover L – Carlo Laura Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover M – Action Figure cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover N – Jacob Edgar Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover O – John Blair Moore Modern Icon Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover P – Animation Cel Artwork cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover Q – Carlo Lauro Character Design cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover R – Lesley “Leirix” Li Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover S – George Kambadais Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover T – Trish Forstner Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover U – Jacob Edgar Virgin cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover V – Mirka Andolfo Virgin foil cover
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover W – George Kambadais CGC Signed by Deibert
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover X – David Nakayama Metal Premium cover, $100.00
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover Y – Mirka Andolfo Limited Virgin cover, $50.00
Darkwing Duck #1 Cover Z – David Nakayama Limited Virgin cover, $50.00
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Gail Simone, Christopher Priest, Leah Moore, Kevin Smith, David Walker, Vita Ayala, Danny Lore, Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Mark Russell, Brandon Thomas, Amy Chu, Reginald Hudlin, Nancy Collins, David Walker, Steve Orlando, Greg Pak, Jenny Frison, Matt Wagner, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.