Review: Powerpuff Girls #10
Boy band fever EXPLODES into all-out war, when Boogie Man (fighting for the power of disco) and the Rowdyruff Boys (fighting in the corner of punk rock) attack the Powerpuff Girls and their favorite hunky band. But when Boogie Man uses his groovy powers to turn everyone funky, will anyone come out unscathed?
The Girls are up against the forces of funk this month in the pages of The Powerpuff Girls #10. The story is written by Troy Little, who also handles art, with lettering from Little and Neil Uyetake. The first part of the boy band fever two-parter got things off to a surprisingly hilarious start, but how does Little manage to make good music and escape the one-hit wonder status?
The new hit boy-band, 3D, had their concert broken up much to the chagrin of the Powerpuff Girls. The Rowdy Ruff Boys had enough of the radio-friendly pop business and thought it was time for some face-melting metal and a dash of punk. Before the Powerpuff Girls and Rowdy Ruff Boys could come to blows, the whole thing took a strange turn when the Boogie Man showed up with a limo full of funk. When it starts out as punk vs. funk vs. pop and nobody is winning, there are some surprising team-ups when it comes to the battle of the bands. Can the Girls get 3D back on the stage? Will Boogie Man get everyone sick with his funky fever?
Little writes another fun issue jam-packed with musical and pop culture references. This is the section of story where things go completely insane and everything gets thrown against the wall. Little ups the craziness with each page. I mean there are two giant, fighting robot-like creatures battling over their musical choices. It’s crazy, it’s funny, and it’s slanted a little more toward the older ones while still having enough to keep the younger ones entertained. Little’s art somehow manages to capture the insanity of his words perfectly. The people of Townsville look shagadelic when they get a dose of Boogie Man’s magical disco rays. Little gets to have a lot of fun with the different musical genres in play and it translates well to the character changes and the aforementioned musical robots. The colors are just as far-out as you’d expect for something like this. The bass fight allows for some fantastic use of colors.
Bottom Line: While the second part of the big boy band two-parter goes a little crazier than the first, it’s still a really fun story that shows the wide range of stories the Girls can be a part of. Little makes great use of the cast and throws together character combos we’re not used to seeing. 4/5
This article was submitted by one of ComicBookTherapy’s contributors. Every contributor must agree and abide by ComicBookTherapy’s Site User Agreement. ComicBookTherapy.com is protected from liability under “OCILLA” (Online Copyright Infringement Liablity Limitation Act) and will actively enforce said provisions. If you represent an individual or company and feel as though this article has infringed on any of our terms or any existing copyrights, please contact us for a speedy removal.