It seems like it was only yesterday that we were talking about the variant cover to Powerpuff Girls #6 from IDW, featuring the three heroines depicted as sexualized, older versions of themselves. Wait, that's because it was only yesterday. Need to jog your memory?
Ok then, have a look:
Well, guess what happened. Looks like the heat over this one got to Cartoon Network, who IDW said made them create the cover by artist Mimi Yoon, because they decided to pull it from comic shops. From ICv2:
ICv2 contacted Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network, concerning the cover and received the following reply indicating the variant cover, which was intended for comic shop clientele rather than the general public, will not be released: "In conjunction with our licensing partners, Cartoon Network Enterprises from time to time works with the artist community to reimagine and reinterpret our brands using their talents and unique points of view. This particular variant cover for The Powerpuff Girls #6 from IDW was done in the artist’s signature style and was intended to be released as a collectible item for comic book fans. We recognize some fans’ reaction to the cover and, as such, will no longer be releasing it at comic book shops."
Notice that they don't say it will not be released at all - just that it will not be released at comic book shops, which are apparently not open to "the general public." Presumably, they will put it in vending machines in Japan, next to the used schoolgirl panties.