Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 3 Coming in 2023

Fantagraphics is bringing us another Disney Afternoon! We are still a few months away from the release of Fantagraphics The Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 2 (Feb) which features Baloo from TaleSpin on the cover, but the good people of Fantagraphics has announced a third volume of Disney Afternoon goodness will be joining the collection next summer (July). A big thank you to our friend Dan Cunningham for the heads up about this newly announced gem.

The Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 3 will feature the Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers who are coming fresh off a 2022 Emmy win for the Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers movie.

It’s not a reboot… it’s a comeback! Chip ’n Dale Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, Darkwing Duck, DuckTales, and Adventures of the Gummi Bearsreturn―with more classic 1990s adventure comics based on beloved TV cartoons from The Disney Afternoon package!

From Disney Adventures and its Gen-X sister magazines come pulse-pounding sagas! In “The Count Roquefort Case,” the villainous Fat Cat wants to plunder the medieval legacy of Monterey Jack’s European forebears! Then “The Curse of Flabbergé” sends Scrooge McDuck and Launchpad McQuack to the cranky country of Brutopia, where heroic freedom fighters help in the hunt for a priceless treasure! And in “The Kitty Kat Kaper” and “Cat in a Hot Tin Suit,” Darkwing Duck fights his first-ever battles with the world’s greatest criminal mind… Fluffy! Plus TaleSpin, the Gummi Bears and more!

I can’t wait to see the full listing of Disney Afternoon stories that will be featured in this volume, but for now we know four stories that are confirmed:

  • The Count Roquefort Case (Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers)
  • The Curse of Flabbergé (DuckTales)
  • The Kitty Kat Kaper (Darkwing Duck)
  • Cat in a Hot Tin Suit (Darkwing Duck)

The Curse of Flabbergé is a DuckTales adventure that was first published in Disney Club magazine #6 in France.

The Kitty Kat Kaper is the debut of one of Darkwing Duck’s nemesis “Fluffy”. The story was published in Disney Adventures Volume 2, Number 9 (July 1992). That issue of Disney Adventures features Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World on the cover with Ursula and Cruella de Vil. Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani do a retelling of this story in “The Kitty Cat Caper!” which was published in Joe Book’s issue #5.

Cat in a Hot Tin Suit continues the battle between Darkwing Duck and Fluffy. The story was published in Disney Adventures Volume 3, Number 12 (October 1993). That issue’s cover featured Martin Lawrence, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Taran Noah Smith, and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

We do not know yet if “Fluffy’s Reign of Terror” will be featured in this volume, but if it is included it would complete the original Darkwing vs. Fluffy trilogy.

Additional stories from this volume will include stories from TaleSpin, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, and more.

Preorder: Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers: The Count Roquefort Case: Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 3

We will have more info on this exciting release as it gets closer to the release date.

This volume is going to look great on the shelf next to the other two Disney Afternoon Adventures volumes from Fantagraphics. If you missed those releases, you can order volumes 1 and 2 at the links below.

Order: Darkwing Duck: Just Us Justice Ducks: Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 1

Preorder: TaleSpin: Flight of the Sky-Raker: Disney Afternoon Adventures Vol. 2

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Let us know what you think about this new Disney Afternoon Adventures volume in the comments below or tweet us @DuckTalks. Also, don’t forget to follow @fantagraphics for all of their latest book news.

One comment

  1. I don’t think we’ve ever seen the cover story published here before! I recall, Aaron Sparrow mentioned wanting to run a Rescue Rangers story from France in the pages of Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories, but Boom! wouldn’t allow it; perhaps this is the story he was referring to? As someone who has collected every Disney Afternoon-era issue of Disney Adventures and most of the regular Disney Afternoon comics, seeing new-to-the-US stories is a real highlight of this series for me.

    As for the reprinted stuff, Doug Gray, who wrote the “Fluffy trilogy”, revealed on his blog that quite a bit of stuff was cut or changed for the first two stories. Do you think there’s a chance that Fantagraphics will reinstate Tuskerninni’s “edited for television” line and Darkwing’s “blankety-blank” line to “The Kitty Kat Kaper”? (Both of those lines do appear in the remake.) After all, the first volume did fix the “two Fentons in one panel” error at the end of the Chaos God arc.


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