Fans of the show The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, The Powerpuff Girls and other popular Cartoon Network shows have something to smile about. The Super Secret Crisis War series from IDW features some of the most beloved cartoons Cartoon Network every produced. In this particular issue, Billy and Mandy team up with their beloved friend Grim the Reaper to stop an invasion of robots from another world. Of course, Billy desperately wants to be best friends with the robot and Mandy wants to destroy it. Add in a therapist for robots, Mojo Jojo and the Powerpuff Girls and a full episode explodes onto the pages.
Katie Leth tells a tale straight out of a television crossover episode. With her work on Adventure Time and The Bravest Warriors comics, she understands the bizarre cartoony nature of The Grim Adventures of Bill and Mandy to perfection. Troy Little’s art is charming and matches the show dead on. I was also a bit disturbed to discover the robot therapist to be based off of the crazy therapist from the television show Twin Peaks.
There are more issues to come in the Super Secret Crisis War series, but with each cartoon being a simple to read one shot, it makes it far easier to pick and choose favorites.
Super Secret Crisis War: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy is available from IDW