The series was a comedic take on pulp heroes such as the Shadow, and comic book characters such as Batman, as well as everything in between.
The series was revived as a comic book, published by Boom! Studios in June, 2010. Before the Boom Comics revival, Darkwing Duck comics were published in both Disney Adventures and the short-lived Disney Afternoon comic book licensed to Marvel Comics.
The first 16 issues were reprinted for a second time by Joe Books Ltd. and released in the trade paperback Darkwing Duck: The Definitely Dangerous Edition in February 2015, with a foreword written by Weisman. In 2016, Joe Books also continued the comic book where the first sixteen issues left off.
The following Gargoyles cast members appeared in Darkwing Duck. They are listed in alphabetical order.
- Michael Bell - Quackerjack
- Cam Clarke - Boy by Fountain
- Jim Cummings - Darkwing Duck/Drake Mallard, Negaduck, Herb Muddlefoot, Moliarty
- Tim Curry - Taurus Bulba
- Dorian Harewood - Official Guy
- Tony Jay - Grim Reaper
- Tress MacNeille - Oprah Windbag
- Roddy McDowall - Sir Quackmire Mallard
- Rob Paulsen - Steelbeak, Flarg, Barada
- Peter Renaday - Derek Blunt
- Kath Soucie - Morgana MacCawber
- B.J. Ward - Additional Voices
- Frank Welker - Additional Voices
- April Winchell - Bianca Beaksley
References to Darkwing Duck in Gargoyles
References to Gargoyles in Darkwing Duck
- In #6 of the Darkwing Duck comic book, a statue of Goliath was seen being used as a perch by Darkwing Duck's evil doppleganger, Negaduck.