I’ve been a Gargoyles fan from the word, “Go.” It’s my all-time favorite animated series and I have been known to go off on the occasional Twitter
rant Ted Talk, extolling its excellence. I’ll even go as far as to say that it’s the best and smartest work Disney has ever produced.
You read that right.
I’ve spent the past few years collecting the Marvel comics run from the mid-90s and the SLG run from the mid-00s. I’ve got them all now, save for the final graphic novel that wrapped the SLG run. (Unfortunately, due to the small print run, it costs almost as much as a mortgage payment). When I read that Dynamite Entertainment is picking up the property for an all-new Gargoyles series and reprints of the Marvel run, I screamed!
There are a few things I’d like to see come about with this run and so far, things are looking good in that respect. First up, Dynamite Entertainment is responsible for modern comic greatness, like The Boys, classics like Red Sonja and Witchblade, as well as the comic adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones books. I expect them to handle Gargoyles well.
Second, I want Gargoyles creator, Greg Weisman at the helm. Many fans rallied against the third season of the Gargoyles TV series, Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles, because Greg was released from the series after the first episode. Greg will be providing input to this series of comics, according to comicbook.com. Greg is a brilliant creator and I’m excited to see how he guides this series.
Finally, I want reprints of the comics found in Disney Adventures Magazine in the mid-90s and the SLG run too. I had a subscription to Disney Adventures during that time, but alas, I don’t have any of my back issues anymore. Also, I’d love to have access to those issues that were only published in graphic novel form in the finale of the SLG run. It’s unfortunately too cost-prohibitive to pick up an original print and they aren’t available digitally anywhere that I’ve found. Here’s hoping Dynamite will get the rights to be able to do so.
Are you as hype for this series as I am? Make sure you ask your local comic shop to add this series to your pull list. If you don’t have a favorite comic shop, you can find the one nearest you using Comic Shop Locator.
Want a taste of what a Gargoyles comic series is like? I’ve written a bit about the Marvel run on the Pop Culture Retrorama.
Gargoyles is due out for publication in the final quarter of 2022. In the meantime, you can stream all episodes of Disney’s Gargoyles on Disney+.