Writer: Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman
Artist: Philip Murphy
Letters: Andworld Productions
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Blossom is stuck in the Wild Wild West! She has to get back to the present day, but cannot without the Chronogem. Before she can get ahold of it, she must save a runaway train, a robbery from Kitty the Kid and her gang, and survive a high noon lassoing in the town of Fish Stench Cove. The evil Mojo Jojo sent all the Powerpuff Girls back in time, with Blossom trying to get to the present from the early 1990s. From what she learned from the Professor, the only way to get back is by using the Chronogem that activates once the speed of Mach 17. But, will Blossom make it in time to save her sisters and Townsville?
Another fun read from IDW with the Powerpuff Girls! This is a cartoon I watched in the 1990s and enjoyed them, along with Dexter’s Laboratory. I must admit, I always felt bad for Mojo. He was a product of Professor Utonium’s experiments, but the girls were the ones he cared most about. Since then, Mojo has had it out for the Powerpuffs, making him one of their more formidable foes.
Haley Mancini and Jake Goldman do a great job once again writing a story that can easily translate into an episode of the animated series. You would expect no less from the people who actually write for the series. The writing is fast paced and the dialogue is just enough tongue and cheek that both kids and adults can get a laugh. When Blossom, Mojo, or even The Mayor are speaking in the comics, I can hear their voices. Mancini and Goldman stay true to the cartoon as they do in the comic.
Philip Murphy definitely stuck with a specific color palette with very warm, hot colors to depict the desert and the pinks for the girls. Again, with Murphy’s art, you get the sense of these are taken as art cells for the animated series. The extra characters are drawn in a way that’s not messy but a little off in the best way possible. Andworld Productions does a great job with the letters again in this issue. Easily read and expressive where needed.
I enjoyed this comic and can’t wait to see what happens with Bubbles and Buttercup!
A solid 4 stars.
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