Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday - part 2 of 4

What would it look like if Tuff-Girl and Wichita met The Powerpuff Girls?

“Puff and Tuff”
Digital color over cleaned scan of India Ink.

The second half-decade of the Network (1997-2002) are it’s formative years, the time in which are developed and created the shows that continue to be referenced as to what a Cartoon Network is. Within these years, Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo are continuing with new episodes, and The Powerpuff Girls, Grim and Evil and Samurai Jack are launched. Also, with in this time frame, the late night block, “adult swim” is launched.

Tuff-Girl shares this with The Powerpuff Girls: super strong girl fights bigger monsters and bad guys. But then, that also describes a lot of super-powered heroines including Wonder Woman. 

I think each of the PPG’s is probably stronger than Tuff-Girl, and they certainly have more powers. The set up is in the tradition of most cross-over team-ups where the kick off event involves the bad guys in a cross-over team-up first. Here PPG nemesis Mojo Jojo manipulates TG villain, Rip Tyler into another overly complicate scheme against The Powerpuff Girl. Naturally the heroes must combine their forces in response.

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