Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Volume Two by Kyle Higgins (Author), Hendry Prasetya (Illustrator)

Synopsis: As Rita enacts her plans for world domination, the Rangers are left powerless and without Zordon to call on. This is the greatest threat they have ever faced and the world hangs in the Balance.

Review: I’m late to the Power Ranger fandom, having only started watching the show as an adult (thanks to my marriage to a hardcore PR fan). Over all, I always found it a fun idea, but the execution on the TV show dumped it down, made it cheesy, and removed all the best parts.
Enter the comic. Here the Power Rangers are everything I wanted them to be in the show: strong, smartass, teens dealing with conflicts between themselves and the burden of saving the world. Rita is actually a bit scary.
With classic art, suitable coloring, and creative use of the panels, this comic draws you into a darker world of Power Rangers than the white-washed TV show. Here, Power Rangers fail. Here, Power Rangers can die.
This is the second volume in the series and maintains the darker tone, action, and personal conflicts introduced in the first. Worth reading, particularly for any Power Ranger fan.

Bookmarks: 4 of 5

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-1-60886-92-8
Year Published: 2017
Date Finished: 5-2-2017
Pages: 98

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