Gargoyles Creator Celebrates Season 4 By Sharing The Franchise’s Origin Story

Gargoyles Returning creator and writer Greg Weisman celebrates the sequel to the upcoming ongoing comic book series by sharing the franchise’s origin story.


In a letter written for the new Gargoyles series, Weisman offers fans a glimpse into how Gargoyles has come to. “Hi fans,” Weisman wrote. “Let me take you on a little journey… In 1991, my team and I at Walt Disney Television Animation began developing a little show called GARGOYLES. Originally inspired by Disney’s Adventures of Gummy Bearsit started life as a comedy-adventure series about cute little multicolored gargoyles (with names like Amp, Coco, Lassie, and Ralph), who awoke in the late 20th century to battle a comic villain (in the Captain Hook/Duke Igthorn- mode) named Xavier and his evil gargoyle sidekick Demona.

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“We were extremely excited about this show and introduced it to Michael Eisner, Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. He spent. But we still thought there was something to the idea, so we went back to the drawing board. We created the character of Goliath to lead the Gargoyle Clan and put the whole GARGOYLES development through the lens of who was Goliath, coming out the other side with, basically, the TV series that ended up airing on stations across the United States and elsewhere. We were extremely excited about this new version of the show – coming up with idea after idea – and pitched it everything at Eisner.

“He passed away. But at that time, a lot of people at Disney thought we might be onto something. So, we went back to the drawing board for the third time, to figure out what GARGOYLES was missing. In the end, I decided that nothing was missing. The problem wasn’t the show: it was the pitch. We had thrown everything away and the kitchen was leaking in. We had to simplify, bring it back to basics. We threw a lot of things off the field that ended up getting into the show. (The Pack? Out. The Mutates? Out. Etc.) And we focused on the core relationship between Goliath and his human friend, Detective Elisa Maza. One last time, we pitched the show to Eisner – although to be honest, I kinda thought he’d kick me out of the meeting room for pitching it yet again.

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“But this time he bought it. With Eisner’s support, we did two seasons of GARGOYLES for television syndication. And years later, I wrote an eighteen “Season Three” issue for Slave Labor Graphics. But GARGOYLES is my baby, and I’ve been desperate to return to the show and its great, wonderful cast of characters for over a decade now – just like our extremely loyal fans, who never allowed the series to fall the spirit of the times. Now – thanks to Disney, Dynamite, Nate Cosby and George Kambadais – we’re back for “Season 4″ with Goliath, Elisa, Demona, Xanatos, Brooklyn, Lexington, Broadway, Bronx, Angela, Coldstone, Coldfire, Owen, Fox , Alexander, the pack, mutants, clones and new or newer characters like Katana, Gnash, Fu-Dog, Egwardo and Dino Dracon. I can’t wait for old fans and new readers to see these stories and adventures, to resume this long and wonderful journey. Thanks for jumping on board, Greg Weisman, November 2022.”


Disney’s Gargoyles is out in December at Dynamite

Gargoyles #1 is written by Weisman, with art by Kambadais and letters by Jeff Eckleberry. The issue cover is courtesy of Kambadais, Jae Lee, Lucio Parrillo, Amanda Conner, David Nakayama, Lesley “Leirix” Li, Tony Fleecs and many more.

Gargoyles #1 is set to go on sale December 7th from Dynamite Entertainment. the original Gargoyles The animated series is currently streaming on Disney+.

Source: Dynamite Entertainment

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