No one likes when a good thing comes to an end. But all series have to find a way to wrap their journey up nicely. And Kapow-i GoGo, Matt Cox’s epic series, is no different. In the finale, our hero Kapow-i GoGo finds herself, once again again, having to save the world from the forces of evil. Only this time, it’s a family affair.
In the final episodes of Kapow-i GoGo, evil has completely taken over and life, as we knew it, is no more. The reign of Madame Blood has put the entire world in turmoil and the blissful life Kapow-i had is over after her wife, Queen Cloudberry, and daughter, Giggle GoGo, are kidnapped. To stop Madame Blood and her evil minions including the two-faced jester Koffley, Kapow-i assembles a team of avenge-seeking foes and allies from her past, to rescue her loves and save the world, again again. Cox’s third part cleverly gives nods and pays homage to his origin. But keeping things fresh while trying to neatly find an end was not as clean as the previous two parts. Regardless, the final part of Kapow-i GoGo is still a blast. As in the progression from part 1 to part 2, the darkness factor has increased once again. The colorful world goes dark, as does the plot. You thought death was a theme in part 2, the end of nearly every character is found in part 3 including many fan favorites. Cox allows these characters to go out poetically though. The most poetic and heroic is the aww-inducing Mr. Smiles. As the end drew nearer, sentimentality took over and storylines were neatly tied and the cheers were still as loud as they were when we first met Kapow-i and friends.
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Saying goodbye is never easy, but there’s a bright future for a life for Kapow-i GoGo. Whether it be a new venue or a different medium, expect more. As Cox leaves Kapow-i, he sets up a future spin-off for Giggle GoGo. If Giggle doesn’t get her own series then pray that Cox creates a new universe of characters.