After the shipping trouble that IDW Publishing experienced, my excitement for the second issue of this series was at an all time high. As I previously stated, The Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up, written and illustrated by Derek Charm, is an amazing combination of classic Cartoon Network characters that will appeal to the nostalgic soul, along with the enormous fan base these cartoons still have. When we left off with Issue #1, Dee Dee has gotten herself into trouble, and sent to another universe. We begin in issue #2 with the Powerpuff Girls and Dexter trying to figure out how to find her.
We got a bit of a hint in the last issue, and it is confirmed that Dee Dee is in fact in The Middle of Nowhere where Courage the Cowardly Dog lives. I'll tell you right now, it's quite funny to see the colorful trio of the Powerpuff Girls against the dreary dry background where Courage lives. What ensues for the rest of the issue is an action packed, chaotic, instance as the girls and Courage try to defeat Dee Dee's monster form. However, when the girls trust Courage with the Chemical Y, which is supposed to counteract the Chemical X, things get a little messy.
The bonus story at the end focuses on Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends, written by Sean E. Williams, with art by Paulina Ganucheau. The story centers on Bloo's frustration with being small, and that in turn makes him start a club, "The Small Club." It's a cute, playful story that makes a nice ending for this month's issue. I honestly can't blab enough about how enthusiastic I feel about The Powerpuff Girls Super Smash Up! It's so alive with color, awesome characters, and perfectly timed humor! Don't miss out on all of the Cartoon Network fun.
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.