HELLOOOOOOOOOOOO TOKUSATSU FANDOM!
Yes, I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve shown this sultry text to your adorkable eyeballs, but there’s a perfectly good explanation for that. (hue hue)
Anyway, I’ve finally gotten around to reading Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #1 from Boom! Studios, and I have to say that this is some really top-notch stuff I’m reading. I’m fresh off of reading through this issue, and there are a number of things that are simmering on my mind.
The first thing that comes to mind is the standard cover.
I mean LOOK AT THIS! This cover art (by Jamal Campbell) puts our heroes in a situation that the show in its current form could never give us, and that’s OVERWHELMING ODDS and VISUALLY DYNAMIC ANGLES. These alone put this cover at the top of my list. Add to that the vibrant colors and that one putty at the bottom whose face just screams “I regret every decision I’ve made up until this very moment”, and you have a contender.
Next up: The content. The meat and potatoes. At the beginning of the issue, you have Bulk and Skull, who are poised in this series as vloggers, hosts of Ranger Station (Hi, Comics Alliance!). They serve as our gateway to the world, introducing us to other characters and the overall premise of the issue, and next as a segway into Tommy and his internal struggle with his self-worth and worthiness to be a Power Ranger.
To see this side of Tommy was, again, something that we didn’t see an awful lot of during his stint as the Green Ranger back in MMPR. So to see him struggling with these rather human issues opens me up a bit more to the character.
Overall, I enjoyed this issue and I hope to see quality like this continue. I’d like to think that this could possibly be a Renaissance of sorts for Power Rangers comics. We’ll see.
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #1 from Boom! Studios gets 5 TentoRaigers out of 5.