Powerpuff Girls #25, Powerpuff Girls & “Superman” vs Mojo Jojo pinup by John Byrne. 2002.
John was asked if it was true he did a commission of The Powerpuff Girls and this was his reply:
T'wasn’t a commission, t'was a pinup.
And an unfortunate illustration of just how f**ked up DC can be sometimes.
Hearing that I was a fan of the Powerpuff Girls, the editor of their book contacted me about doing a pinup. I said Sure! and suggested a scene of them dreaming about “realistic” versions of themselves teaming with Superman as the Professor read them a Superman comic as a bedtime story. This was approved, and drawn – and then the Higher Ups at DC got a look at it, and killed it, saying that the Powerpuff Girls office did not have the “rights” to use Superman.
Think about that.
The image was altered and saw print as the pinup seen above.