I don't think the renewed interest in Cartoon Network's '90s jams could be any more welcome than it already is, but today, IDW has stepped up their game by giving us the crossover we've always dreamed of... sort of. For their retailer incentive cover of the upcoming Dexter's Laboratory #1, artist Derek Charm has drawn up the historic meeting between everyone's favorite pint-sized, inexplicably accented mad scientist and the Powerpuff Girls.

Obviously, the girls are no stranger to labs, having been born of an experiment involving the mysterious Chemical X. Still, unless you count that one Cartoon Network promo from the '90s where everyone goes to the movies, I'm pretty sure this is the first time they've hung out. Check out our exclusive reveal of the full cover below!


Dexter's Laboratoroy #1 RI, IDW

Even though the PPG don't actually appear in the issue, out this April, the cover does serve the nice purpose of reminding readers that Charm is set to be writing and drawing a two-issue story in IDW's Powerpuff Girls, and also reminding us that in cartoons, glasses can change shape to reflect the mood of their wearer. Seriously, when is real-world science finally going to catch up to cartoons?

Here's the official solicitation:

Dexter’s Laboratory #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT

Derek Fridolfs (w) • Ryan Jampole (a & c)

Everyone's favorite boy-genius returns to comics! Dexter has reached the pinnacle of his greatest scientific experiment—one that will gift him with infinite clarity and superhuman intellect beyond all mankind. But with every precaution in place, will he be able to finish it before his meddling sister Dee Dee ruins everything…AGAIN?!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

  • Dexter’s Laboratory returns to comics!
  • Ryan Jampole was nominated for a 2013 Harvey award for “Most Promising Talent” for his work on Archie Comics’ Mega Man!
  • Variant Cover by Derek Charm!

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