A few years back, I had a conversation with Derek Charm where he talked about how much he loved drawing bright, poppy colors. Even then, I thought his clean lines, expressive style and love of neon pinks and blues would make him a perfect artist for a Powerpuff Girls comic, and now, we know that's the case. After serving as the regular artist of IDW's PPG and PPG Super Smash-Up, it's pretty clear that he has a knack for the job.

And now, he's back at it, taking on the redesigns from the new television series in IDW's all-new Powerpuff Girls #1 --- and in addition to the art for the story, he's done a new variant cover where they're kicking the living heck out of Mojo Jojo.

Here's the official information for the issue:

 

Powerpuff Girls #1

Haley Mancini and Jake Goldman (w) • Derek Charm (a & c)

Ah, the City of Townsville, home to none other than: THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! But things have been pretty calm lately… So much so, that Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have fallen out of the public eye--which makes it the perfect time for their super-simian arch nemesis Mojo Jojo to take over and win the hearts of millions, backed by his army of paparazzi!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

•The Powerpuff Girls are back in a BIG way, with a new, 40-episode season on Cartoon Network starting in April, and a huge marketing push across all sectors.
•New powers! New friends…and new villains, too! All gloriously illustrated by Derek Charm (Powerpuff Girls, Super Secret Crisis War, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy).
•Comic series written by show writers Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini - - Haley is also the voice of arch-villainess PRINCESS MOREBUCKS! Each issue ripped directly from the NEW world of The Powerpuff Girls.
•Each retailer incentive cover will be by a Powerpuff Girls animator!
•Variant cover by Jay Hasrajani (PPG Artist)!

 

Charm's variant will be available at Books a Million, 2nd and Charles, and at FriedPieComics.com. The issue hits shelves in July.