New Details And Preview Pages For IDW’s Samurai Jack And Power Puff Girls Comics


idwIDW will give readers a huge shot of nostalgia starting next month when they resurrect some truly classic Cartoon Network shows. The likes of Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory, and Ben 10 will see new life in the pages of comics. The first two series out of the gate will be Powerpuff Girls in September and Samurai Jack this October. The folks at CBR spoke with the writers of both books and debuted some new pages from the highly anticipated debut issues.

sj1Skullkickers scribe Jim Zub will be giving new life to Samurai Jack. The fan-favorite cartoon left a lot of unanswered questions when it left our TV screens, and Zub will be exploring those as well as raising a few new questions of his own. Zub gave a rundown for the series’ first arc:

An ancient artifact called the Rope of Eons was an important tool used by the shape-shifting wizard Aku to understand the magic of time travel. After he learned its secrets he shredded it so no one else could benefit from it. The magical fibers left behind are now known as the Threads of Time and if Jack can gather them back together he may be able to re-wind the rope and rewind himself to get back to the past. The quest for the Threads of Time will challenge Jack like few things have before.

While these IDW Cartoon Network comic are scheduled for limited runs right now, the writer said that if fans respond well to the new Samurai Jack, it could turn into something more long term:

The first storyline is five issues but everyone involved is hoping the fan response is strong and we can just keep it rolling from there. I already have a ton of other story ideas and would be thrilled to stay on board as long as IDW and Cartoon Network want me involved.

pp1On the other side of things, Troy Little talked about the Powerpuff Girls 6-issue miniseries. Little will be writing, drawing, and coloring all the issues himself. He reveals a few details about the plot. Things will be focusing on the villainous Mojo Jojo:

The story is called “Second Chances” and is a 6-issue story arc that begins in typical Powerpuff Girls style with Mojo Jojo attempting to destroy Townsville. Naturally, the girls clobber him. Having suffered more then his fair share of humiliation at their tiny hands he finally decides it’s time to throw in the Super Villain towel and elects to be administered “Antidote X” and revert to his primal state to live out his days in ignorant bliss.

I don’t want to give away too much, but suffice to say a good number of the classic villains show up along with giant monsters, a sinister plan and monkey mayhem! More fun and action then you can shake a banana at!

I really wanted to do something a little unexpected so taking Mojo out of the game right away is just the tip of the iceberg. Who will take his place as the next top Super Villain or is there some sinister plot in the works? Does Mojo even deserve a second chance? HIM doesn’t think so and when he’s involved you just know things are going to go South! (Pun intended)

You can read the full interview with Zub on Samurai Jack by clicking here and the Powerpuff Girls interview with Little by clicking here. I for one am very excited about IDW’s new partnership with Cartoon Network. Samurai Jack is one series in particular that could do well with a comic book version expanding on the cartoon. All of the announced series so far have pulled in top talent who are really passionate about the cartoon they’re tackling. What do you think about our first glimpses at Powerpuff Girls and ol’ Jack?


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!

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