Well I guess there’s no rules anymore (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Comic Review)

Well I guess there’s no rules anymore (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Comic Review)

Well I guess there’s no rules anymore (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Comic Review)

 

Written By: Kyle Higgens

Illustrated By: Daniele Di Ncuolo

With Ink Assistance By: Simona Di Gianfelice

Colored By: Walter BaiaMonte

Lettered By: Ed Dukeshire

 

New Adventures of Blue Senturion & Ninjor

Written By: Ryan Ferrier

Illustrated By: Bachan

Colored By: Jeremy Lawson

Lettered By: Jim Cambell

Growing up, there was always one constant. Power Rangers. Love it or hate it, Saban’s Power Rangers will go down in history as one of the highlights of pop culture and geek media. For 25 years this group of teens/young adults have harnessed the power of magic, technology, ancient creature, magnificent animals and more to protect the earth from monsters, demons, aliens, mutants, robots…pretty much anything that gets in their way. Having watched every season of this show through romances, power struggles, death, and rebirth, this television show has exploded into a franchise larger than ever thought possible having only begun as a localization of  Japanese property. Now after 24 issues of their newest comic book iteration, the timestream and the multiverse of colliding together as, regrettably, the most beloved power ranger has begun his journey to destroy the power rangers…all of them…

Previously On Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:

Promethea, the R&D tech company founded by Grace Sterling, a past MMPR Red Ranger from the 60’s (it was previously established in the tv show that Zordon had assembled other rangers before the 90’s team) who had been aiding our heroes, had captured Lord Drakkon. An evil version of Tommy Oliver the green ranger who had fused the power of the green ranger and the white ranger together to become an even more powerful being, who in his universe has taken over the world. Saba, the weapon of the white ranger, had entered Drakkon’s cell in an effort to end him. Then upon failing, was destroyed by Drakkon and Saba’s power was used for him to escape.

 

 

Today on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:

…HOLY CRAP IS THAT THE TIME FORCE MEGAZORD?!?!?! Yes. The Power Rangers Time Force are out in space investigating a fracture in either the multiverse…or the morphin grid…unclear. Anywho as they investigate they see images from other universes and other rangers experiencing the same fractures in their universes. The Time Force rangers begin to try and repair the fracture when almost all of them (Lucas, Trip, and Katie to be specific) are forced from the Megazord. Wes and Jen, Time Force Red and Pink respectively, remain aboard and continue saying they have to find the nexus point of the fracture and go there to stop the problem. Wes decides to stay behind with the Megazord as Jen abandon’s ship to pursue the nexus point. As the Megazord is engulfed in the fracture, Drakkon reaches out to grab Jen flying through space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back with the MMPR team…okay do I really need to read about them? Like…that was so cool! And the Jen and Wes thing?!? That gave me so much nostalgia- okay fine. Back with the MMPR team, they’re at Promethea investigating the escape of Drakkon. Jason (MMPR Red, know your colors folks) tells Grace that they’re done working with her and that they’ll handle Drakkon on their terms since didn’t inform them of capturing Drakkon. As they return to the command center, Billy and Trini (MMPR Blue and Yellow) work on trying to discover where Drakkon had gone, while the rest of the team retires for the evening, with Kimberly (MMPR Pink) and Tommy going on a date.

 

We meet up with Drakkon who has gone to the temple of Dudley Doo Right- I mean Ninjor, the creator of the power coins and the keeper of the ninja powers. He asks Ninjor for assistance in restoring his morpher so that he can “save his timeline” which we know is a lie. Ninjor unknowingly agrees and the power of Lord Drakkon is restored.

 

The issue ends with something that we will not spoil, as well as a double pink team up. Didn’t Zordon say too much pink energy can be dangerous? Aww, who cares it’s too awesome.

 

Opinions and Such:

This was a pretty nostalgic and action-packed issue with a few calm spots to balance it which made it feel like a traditional Power Rangers episode, which the majority of this season has been. This gives a lot of set up with things to come, and it leaves you wanting more. Kyle Higgens is known to be a devoted fan of Power Rangers which shows. The amount of attention to detail with the Time Force team as well as bringing in lore like Ninjor and the Morphin grid, it shows that this event is something to be excited about. The one thing not touched on in the recap section is this backup story about the Blue Senturion, a robot Power Ranger that assisted the Power Rangers Turbo team after he arrived from the future, encountering a team of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers who…Apparently, work for Messagog? What in the- Okay so that’s amazing and it definitely has me wanting even more.

 

The art is very well done. The style that’s almost anime based but is well executed as it does its job of displaying each character true to their television selves but still being unique in their own way. Very stylized as if this could be an alternative so an animated revival of different Power Rangers shows. The art in the backup story is as well drawn as the main book even though it’s by two different artists. Weird. All we can say from here is that this event is gearing up to be more than we thought possible.

 

James Portis

James Portis

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The Chief Editor of OCG, co-host of the comic book podcast Panel To Panel as well as the black nerd podcast Blerd Grounds. A longtime comic book, video game, D&D, and MTG nerd Favorite Superhero is Aquaman...Fight Me

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James Portis

The Chief Editor of OCG, co-host of the comic book podcast Panel To Panel as well as the black nerd podcast Blerd Grounds. A longtime comic book, video game, D&D, and MTG nerd Favorite Superhero is Aquaman...Fight Me