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Review – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 (BOOM! Studios)

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Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Release Date: 13th January


WE NEED DINOZORD POWER NOW!!!!

Growing up, I absolutely loved Power Rangers. In fact, the only I thing I liked more was Ghostbusters, so when BOOM! Studios announced a new Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series, I’ll fully admit that I was more than a little apprehensive. Thankfully however, I’m pleased to report that the Morphing Grid really has upped the power with this series.

The story picks up during the TV series when Tommy (Green Ranger) has just joined the Rangers after breaking free Rita’s clutches. The story is just a prelude to the main series that is coming and sets up the fact that the first act will deal with Rita seeking revenge for Tommy’s betrayal, as well as the other Rangers learning to trust him.

The real power of this book comes in Kyle Higgins’ updating of the series by including modern technology such has smartphones (which shockingly didn’t exist when this series first came – out but neither did the internet as we know it today, aye yi yi yi yi!) and including scenes that we would never get to see on screen due to the cost. All I am saying is, look out for Zords breaking away from the Megazord mid-fight.

Hendry Prasetya’s art style really suits the story with the armour looking great and the fights scenes really jumping off the page. The style varies somewhat for the back up stories, but they all fit really well, much like a Ranger’s spandex.

The overall feeling I’m getting from this book is that the upcoming series will be a modern take on the show, filling in some plot holes and expanding the lore further than before. I have yet to see any of the silliness widely associated with the TV show, but it’s certainly nowhere near as dark as the Power/Rangers short film that appeared on YouTube in recent years.

Most adult fans of the original series will like this more for nostalgia and for the chance to expand on their childhood. The downside is that newer Power Rangers fans probably won’t like it as much. Me, I’m absolutely loving what I’m seeing so far.

IT’S MORPHIN’ TIME!!

Rating: 4/5.


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The writer of this piece was: David Gladman
David Tweets from @the_gladrags


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