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Sexualized Powerpuff Girls cover pulled

The Cartoon Network has pulled a subscription-only cover to the sixth issue of the IDW Publishing?s The Powerpuff Girls comic book series because of complaints that the cover created by Mimi Yoon depicts the Powerpuff Girls in an overly sexualized manner. The girls were drawn in skintight mini-skirts and white stockings. The Powerpuff Girls are aimed at the pre-teen audience.

According to ICv2, the Cartoon Network said they often allow artists to “reimagine and reinterpret our brands” and this particular cover was only intended “to be released as a collectible item for comic book fans” and not released to comic book shops.

Community Comments

#1 Dave Stephens
January/24/2014
@ 6:30 pm

Yikes. Power, yes. Puff? Too much…

#2 Gerry Mooney
January/27/2014
@ 3:36 pm

It’s too bad they had to be shamed into changing their minds.

#3 Rich Diesslin
January/28/2014
@ 6:12 pm

They were just confused with the Power Rangers.

#4 Birdie Birdashaw
January/31/2014
@ 1:03 am

This is the most unsexual comic cover I’ve seen described as too sexual. The outfits look the ones drawn but in a different style. This is tame by most standards and I think it’s terrible to remove a well thought out and executed cover.

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