Sunday, February 8, 2015

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #1

Spinning out of events from Super Secret Crisis War the first issue of the new Powerpuff Girls series introduces the idea of Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttecup jumping realities to have unusual team-ups throughout the various Cartoon Network interconnected worlds. Opening with the girls defeating Fuzzy Lumpkins' attempt to kidnap Miss Bellum (by showcasing a bizarre new power) and a visit to Dexter's Laboratory that ends in a mutated DeeDee jumping through a portal, the first episode is largely a set-up for the premise (while allowing Professor Utonium to geek out over someone else's lab for a change).

Personally I'd prefer a solo Powerpuff Girls series but it seems IDW is more interested in growing the comic brand of the various Cartoon Network characters. Team-up books are a bit iffy as some of the various rotating guest-stars are likely to interest some readers more than others. I also have to wonder with the Powerpuff Girls traveling through other dimension whether we'll get to see much of the various Townsville villains in the series? For fans.

[IDW, $3.99]

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