Mojo Jojo Takes to the Airwaves in ‘Powerpuff Girls’ #1 [Preview]
Never fear, Citizens of Townsville --- the Powerpuff Girls are back! Not just in an all-new 40-episode season arriving on Cartoon Network starting in April, but with an equally all-new ongoing comic from IDW. Show writers Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini are co-writing the comic. And Mancini's more than just writing the Powerpuff Girls, she's also one of their arch enemies, as the voice of Princess Morebucks on the show. Art for the comic is provided by Derek Charm, whose work you may have seen in Super Secret Crisis War and Star Trek: Starfleet Academy.
Retailer incentive covers will feature art by animators from the Powerpuff Girls cartoon, starting a Jay Hasrajani variant for this first issue. There's also a subscriber variant by Paulina Ganucheau, as well as the standard cover by Charm.
The preview features Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup sitting down to watch the final episode of their favorite sci fi miniseries, only to find that the show --- and every show on their TV --- suddenly stars the dastardly Mojo Jojo. Both the art and writing very much fits the tone of the TV show (old or new), so this should be a fun series for young readers and Powerpuff Girls fans of all ages.
Here's the official solicitation from IDW:
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!