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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews PowerPuff Girls #1

September 27th, 2013 by Julz Hendricks Comments

The PowerPuff Girls #1

Story and Art by: Troy Little

Created by Craig McCracken

Published by: IDW Publishing

“Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice.” The PowerPuff girls are back, in an Epic way! Created by Craig McCracken, the PowerPuff girls are taking the world by storm.

For those of you that have never heard of the PowerPuff Girls before (although I think that is impossible) here is a little rundown. Professor Utonium created the perfect little girls out of sugar, spice, and everything nice. He accidentally added Chemical X to the perfect mix. So the PowerPuff girls were thus created, only with superpowers. There is Blossom, the leader of the group, she often thinks in depth and comes up with the best solutions. There is the adorable Bubbles, who is kind and has a good heart. Last but not least is Buttercup, the toughest, she don’t take no crap! They live in the city of Townsville, fighting crime and saving the day.

In PowerPuff Girls #1 MoJo JoJo is setting the city ablaze, this time with a different model, a giant exoskeleton with shields and radio controlled missiles. The girls have seen it all from MoJo, literally. He has been beaten again, and again and again. While in jail, Mojo has a heart to heart with himself, and comes to the conclusion that he shouldn’t even try anymore. He is an “embarrassment to evil forces”. He asks Professor X to come to the jail and tells him that he is the only hope for a cure, Antidote X! If MoJo wants a cure, he is at his lowest. Or it is a ploy to get the girls to lose their powers? Who knows with him? We will have to read #2 to find out!

Troy Little captured the essence of The PowerPuff Girls so perfectly. They are drawn with big lines, and he colors are crisp and vibrant. There are not tons of word bubbles to distract you from the art, and the words are very easy to read. Troy Little did the art for all 5 of the variant covers, except for the subscription cover. There was also cover art by Troy Little. All of the covers join to form one awesome cover, and there are also retail exclusive covers. Hot Topic is one of the stores that will have one. It should be there in October, but you can call and ask them to save you one. Mile High Comics, JetPack comics and Larry’s Comics are a few that will have the retailer exclusive covers!

With this comic, and a new CG animated special, coming to Cartoon Network, it is easy to see why the fans are geeking out! This is a family friendly, all ages book. You can go on a journey to find all the variant covers. That way little hands can read them, and yours will be safely in the bag and board. Not to mention the one that can be saved for when they are older. Recommended for everyone to enjoy!

5 out of 5 nerds


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At the age of 23 this girl did something she wished would have happened a long time ago, she read her first comic. She now spends every waking moment making up for the missed time. She loves all things Doctor Who, and enjoys debates about who is the better Doctor (Matt Smith). You would have a hard time finding a bigger Powerpuff girls fan, and she isn't afraid to admit it. She spends most of her free time reading comics to her two kids or talking about how awesome Superman is with her husband. She is a huge Art Baltazar and Franco fan, and advocates the buying of all their stuff! She is one of the co-hosts to Panel 2 Panel and loves every second. Follow her on Twitter where she encourages the reading of Wolverine and Hawkeye @JulzHendricks