Powerpuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #2

by Alan Rapp on January 22, 2018

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Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #2 comic reviewThe second issue of Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad, in which various villains present their closest call to defeating the Powerpuff Girls, rolls out some C-List villains as Bianca Bikini takes center stage to describe the closest the Fashionistas have come to defeating the Powerpuff Girls. Oh, and Garbage Gary gets a turn, too. Yeah… he didn’t come very close.

The Fashionistas actually come up with a pretty good plan of kidnapping Professor Untonium and forcing their hostage to design for them indestructible suits capable to standing up to the Powerpuff Girls. It’s just too bad the suits don’t solve the pair’s vanity issues, as simply by staining the costumes the Powerpuff Girls force the villains to change clothes, finding a way to save the day once again (and enjoy some lemon squares).

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Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1

by Alan Rapp on January 3, 2018

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Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 comic reviewUsing a concept put to great use in one of the best Batman: The Animated Series episodes ever made, Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad #1 opens with the Townsville High Villains Council gathering together to gripe about what a menace the Power Girls are and who among them is worthy to lead the group against the pint-sized heroines. If the first issue is any indication, it will take a miracle for these villains to ever reach a consensus.

After the initial set-up, which gives us the awesomeness that is Mojo Jojo, most of the first issue takes place as a flashback involving Princess Morbucks‘ recent attempt to defeat the heroines by stealing the rights to the name of the Powerpuff Girls. While initially the girls are confused by the turn of events, they soon discover they don’t need to be called the Powerpuff Girls in order to save the day.

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Teen Titans Go! – TTG v PPG

by Alan Rapp on July 5, 2016

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  • Title: Teen Titans Go! – TTG v PPG
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Teen Titans Go! - TTG v PPG

If there was every any idea that the heroes of Teen Titans Go! are anything more than the equivalent of the characters from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia in bright costumes “TTG v PPG” dispels it. To avoid getting taken down by the Powerpuff Girls, Mojo Jojo (Roger L. Jackson) jumps dimensions to a world where the heroes care less about saving the day. The world he chooses? Of course, it’s the world of Teen Titans Go!

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Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #5

by Alan Rapp on June 9, 2015

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Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #5Realizing the girls need all the help they can get to stop the mutated DeeDee from wreaking havoc across the multiverse, Professor Utonium and Dexter enlist the help of an unlikely ally: Mojo Jojo! That is right. The villain of the Powerpuff Girls is now their partner. He who is Mojo Jojo will help his hated rivals locate the girl that is named DeeDee. Mojo Jojo will save the day! Well… not really.

Of course Mojo inevitably betrays Bubbles, Blossom, and Buttecup to steal the power to move between dimensions for himself and remake it in his own image, but, in a nice twist, the day isn’t saved by the Powerpuff Girls but by DeeDee who uses her unique skill set to foil the monkey’s evil plans.

Much like the Powerpuff Girls title that preceded it, Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! has proved to be an awful lot of fun (even if not all of the back-up stories were as strong as I’d like). I’m sad to see it come to an end. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4

by Alan Rapp on April 29, 2015

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Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4The Powerpuff Girls’ search for a mutated dimension-hopping DeeDee leads them to Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends where Bubbles is delighted to meet Mac and his menagerie of odd friends. The search for DeeDee is complicated by Bloo who, along with the rest of the creatures and DeeDee, is currently participating in a game of Hide-and-Seek and doesn’t wish to be found.

The absence of the Powerpuff Girls doesn’t mean the end of danger for the citizens of Townsville. In the issue’s B-story Dexter calls in the Justice Friends to save the city from multiple simultaneous attacks (sadly off-panel) in the Girls’ absence.

Powerpuff Girls: Super Smash-Up! #4 is a fun addition to the series (giving us the most entertaining world the Girls’ have traveled to yet). It also includes a short, if largely forgettable, back-up story demonstrating Mojo Jojo‘s inability to hold down and honest job and why he will never be anything more than a super-villain. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]