To indirectly quote Scrooge McDuck: "Boom!'s losing the Disney-Pixar license to Marvel is just loose change compared to THIS!"
Obviously, I'm tickled by the news that a DUCKTALES comic struck from the same basic mold as DARKWING DUCK (literally, as well as figuratively; the two comics are described as being "set in the same universe") will be coming our way starting in May. I also now capiche the lengthy presence of video-game author Warren Spector in the "Musings from the Money Bin" section of UNCLE $CROOGE #400. That wasn't just a "fanboy" talking, that was a future Boom! scriptwriter, and with an Epic (as in Mickey) background, no less. If Spector's flair for electronic epics translates well to the printed page, then we could be treated to delights akin to Bob Langhans' "The Gold Odyssey," only with much flashier art, courtesy of Miquel Pujol, the Catalan artist whose beautiful "The Great Paint Robbery" I was fortunate enough to dialogue for Gemstone. The artist of "Paint Robbery" handling a DUCKTALES adventure? Back in the late 80s, I never would have believed it. But then, I never thought Disney Comics circa 1990-91 would rise from the ashes, either, and that seems to be what Boom! is slowly becoming.
Greg Weagle (whose LiveJournal page was the source of this news) speculates here on what Disney animated project could get the next Boom! treatment. I'm not sure what to think about the muddled TaleSpin situation, but I figure that, the more trouble Boom! has in securing a license to a property, the less likely it would be that the company would follow through. Gargoyles would seem to be a good choice in light of some of Boom!'s non-Disney action/hero projects, but I'm still holding out some hope for Gummi Bears. If Boom! thought that a Muppet Show revival was a good idea, then why not "go Gummi"?