Powerpuff Girls #1
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Powerpuff Girls #1

Writer: Troy Little Artist: Troy Little Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 25, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17
8.2Critic Rating
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Citizens of Townsville, fear not! The Powerpuff Girls are back! In this IDW debut issue Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are back to take down the meanest of the mean and the ugliest of the ugly! Plus, what fiendish secret is Mojo Jojo hiding? The answer is sure to surprise!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Sep 25, 2013

    Powerpuff Girls #1 is a fantastic trip down memory lane. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Julz Hendricks Sep 27, 2013

    With this comic, and a new CG animated special, coming to Cartoon Network, it is easy to see why the fans are geeking out! This is a family friendly, all ages book. You can go on a journey to find all the variant covers. That way little hands can read them, and yours will be safely in the bag and board. Not to mention the one that can be saved for when they are older. Recommended for everyone to enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Oct 6, 2013

    I loved The Powerpuff Girls show and was delighted to hear that IDW would be doing this series, and they've knocked it out of the park. Troy Little is an obvious fan and a major catch to be doing this book. This is perfect for any fan of the show or anyone who misses out on comics being smart, sweet, and tough! Fun has been returned to comics, thanks to…THE POWERPUFF GIRLS! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Taylor Lilley Oct 1, 2013

    After all, how much hoisting by one's own petard is a monkey, or a comic reader, supposed to endure? Mojo Jojo, like us, has seen his helplessness in the face of genre, and resolved that if the rules won't change, then he shall. If only more supervillains showed such initiative, an entire genre's latent potential might be unlocked. But we may have to make do with a single free-thinking monkey for now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Sep 26, 2013

    This was a fun read and connected with the old show, while also going on it's own sort of path. There really isn't any background given about the Powerpuff Girls, so that might confuse some newer readers, but I imagine most picking up the book already know who they are. Definitely worth a read for both adults and children. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Raisa Oct 9, 2013

    Overall, the first issue of the Powerpuff Girls managed to live up to my expectations. It was cute, simple, a good length, and it even managed to get a chuckle or two out of me. I'm tempted to even purchase the comic for my baby cousin's birthday. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Graig Kent Sep 28, 2013

    This is a tremendous looking comic, published on quality paper and with a creative talent that seems to genuinely like and understand the property. While I'm certain this is meant to primarily sell to fans of old, there's no reason it can't create more than a few new ones as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 25, 2013

    The art itself? Pretty damn good recreation of the show with the character decisions, the coloring, and emotional expressions they have. Hell, I was looking at this comic and I kept hearing the sound effects from the show with how close and accurate it was. Definitely looks good for sure. 8.5 This is a pretty close and accurate adaption of the show.Definitely a must read for the fans.Not very reader friendly to new fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Alvin Minon Sep 30, 2013

    With a new CG animated special coming to Cartoon Network, IDW has done a great job introducing PPG into comics. At most it's a rated PG book and kids are sure to enjoy it. There's subliminal adult humor too so young adults would have fun reading this. Plus there's the nostalgia hitting those who have seen the tv series when they were kids. Although the book would seem weaker if considered from the eyes of a young adult reader, it's still the first issue so I'd want to see if this would really be an all-ages comic book in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 24, 2013

    PowerPuff Girls #1 is an excellent read that indeed stays in familiar waters from beginning to end but delivers more than enough to earn a recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Oct 1, 2013

    The issue comes with an amazing array of variant covers (several only available from select vendors) and sets up what will apparently be the mini-series' big plot development as an incarcerated Mojo Jojo, tired loosing to the Powerpuff Girls, decides his big brain has been nothing but trouble and reaches out to the one man who might be able turn him back into a happy monkey – Professor Utonium. Say it ain't so, Mojo! Worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Sep 27, 2013

    It remains to be seen whether the character arcs will pay off, but comic fans can appreciate that they're being attempted. It would have been easy for Troy Little to show up and plop down a 5-issue miniseries that rehashes all the highpoints of the hilarious and subversive cartoon. He doesn't settle for doing that, which is a boon to the book, to be sure. Kids will love it for its colorful sense of heroism and fun, but their parents might come back for the truly new territory that the series is attempting to mine out of the property. The subtle adult skew that the original cartoon could sometimes have might not be present, but other than that, these are the girls you remember and Troy Little was the right guy to do it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 24, 2013

    This conundrum keeps this comic from really punching outside its weight class, but that won't stop younger readers or diehard Powerpuff Girls fans from enjoying this comic. There's a good sense of humor and brisk pacing to this first issue, and while IDW's first issue of Powerpuff Girls can come off a bit uneven, Troy Little's talents will still be enough to pique reader interest. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Sep 26, 2013

    On the whole, younger readers will enjoy this bright fun issue, but there's not much here to revel in as an older reader. Only the absolute best of all-ages properties can truly manage to satisfy readers of all-ages, so perhaps it's too bold to expect from every book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 25, 2013

    I really wasn't surprised that I liked this. It's a solid issue and offers a nostalgic taste for any fan of the show, but also opens the world up for new fans to discover. It is basically geared towards children so I don't see a lot of reviews coming for it after this initial issue, but it's good to see IDW taking the time to develop series for kids to get into comics. Just do everyone a favor and don't buy any of the variant covers. That is out of control and a terrible thing to introduce to a child. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Oct 1, 2013

    Children, just as it was with the TV show, will be enamoured by the comic for sure. Adults? Well, if you loved the show as a kid, there's no reason why you won't like it as a comic-book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Sep 25, 2013

    I will be getting issue two, because the potential for something greater and bigger sense of fun is down the road. For those just learning about The Powerpuff Girls, this issue might not be as straight forward and seem somewhat mundane for those not as familiar with the show's formula. Read Full Review

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