"The Princess and the Peashooter"
Writer: Robbie Busch
Artists: Ricardo Garcia Fuentes(p), Mike DeCarlo(i), Heroic Age(c)
Writer: Abby Denson
Writer: John Rozum
Artists: Christopher Cook(p), Mike DeCarlo(i), Heroic Age(c)
In the first story, Princess once again tries to usurp the Powerpuff Girls protector status. So obsessed, as any good villain is, she probably does not even remember the reason why she wants the Powerpuff Girls out her way. Princess is just a golden ball of spite, and Busch characterizes her fittingly as a nasty little monster.
The plot recognizes Princess' modus operandi. She doesn't have one solid original idea because she's too lazy to pursue any. She instead steals her ideas or modifies them to fit her world view--not pretty.
The Amoeba Boys are just plain stupid and because of that stupidity a nuisance. Busch once again notes their methods and finds a novel way for them to ply their trade.
Ricardo Garcia Fuentes captures the anger and viciousness in Princess' actions. They may not be lethal, but he creates the impression that she wishes they were lethal. For Amoeba Boys he displays a visual flair for comedy.
Abby Denson provides the filling of the sandwich in which the Girls unwittingly outwit Him in a game of Scrabble that reveals the Girls' differences from the villains they face.
Finally, John Rozum finishes up the book with a diverting game of Concentration Powerpuff Girls style.
Christopher cook anticipates the Craig McCracken abstract style to create a monster in the way McCracken would approach the beast, and in Rozum's puzzle, he ably provides a cadre of creatures whose slight differences make the reader look harder for the answer to question.
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