Super Secret Crisis War! #1
It’s hard not to get just a little bit excited at the prospect of an oldfashioned comic-book crossover event featuring classic Cartoon Network characters, and this first issue doesn’t disappoint. The story begins with the League of Extraordinary Villains — comprised of Aku, Vilgax, Mojo Jojo and Mandark — using robots from each other’s worlds to trap Samurai Jack, the Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Dexter and Ed, Edd & Eddy so they can use their powers to conquer the world. If that sounds a bit confusing, it’s par for the course in crossovers like this, as is the plethora of tie-ins as this six-issue series will be supplemented by five tie-in one-shots featuring Johnny Bravo, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Cow and Chicken and KND: Kids Next Door. It’s all kind of crazy, but it’s also a lot of fun and a very cool way to revisit some of the funkier Cartoon Network characters. — Tom McLean
29Keep the outof-school kids occupied with new DVDs: Adventure Time: Princess Day, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: The Keys of Friendship and Teen Titans Go! Season 1, Part 2.