From IDW Publishing, The Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up #4, written and illustrated by Derek Charm, throws us into a Monster Day in the city of Townsville! What is a Monster Day? Well, all of the iconic villains from the Powerpuff Girls basically attack the town at once. With the girls in another dimension looking for Dexter’s sister Dee Dee, this issue starts off with a decent amount of panic. Professor Utonium can’t even handle the pressure! When we meet up with the girls, they’re in the land of Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends. What starts off as a game of hide and go seek, quickly turns into the gang banding together to find Dee Dee.
Derek Charm deserves a round of applause for how clever, witty, and entertaining his scripts are. It’s clear that he’s an extremely talented artist because he captures the appearance of all the classic Cartoon Network characters perfectly. However, the same can be said for his writing. He adds in all of the necessary quirks and character traits that we all know and love, while providing us with an action packed script that keeps readers attention. I do want to mention, that with the first three issues there was always a bit of a nod to where Dee Dee would end up next. However, this issue really leaves us hanging! The curiosity will surely torture me.
Issue #4’s bonus story is entitled, Mojo Jojo, and is written by, Ivan Cohen, with art by Nneka Myers. The story centers around Mojo Jojo’s attempt to find a normal job to make money. I’m sure you can imagine how well that turns out. I found Cohen’s script to be amusing with a few laugh out loud moments. Nneka Myers art blends well with Charm’s as well. Mojo Jojo has always been a crazy entertaining villain, so it’s nice to see the spotlight on him.
If you haven’t had the chance to dive into the Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up Series, stop wasting your time and grab some copies. I promise you, you’ll be delighted with how fun it is to read!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.