Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1
IT’S MORPHIN TIME! Dragonzord, Masterdon, Pterodactyl, Triceratops, Sabretooth Tiger, Tyrannosaurus! Go Go Power Rangers….Go Go Power Rangers…….Go Go Power Rangers, you Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Hey folks Steve Roger here with my review of BOOM! Studio’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 which focuses on Tommy the Green Ranger. I am wicked excited (that’s right I am from the Boston area) to have been able to review the first issue of this modern take of a show I used to race home during the weekdays after school to watch on the Fox Network. It is truly amazing how long the Power Rangers legacy has lived on over the past 23 years and counting, and pretty soon we will be getting another live action movie based off the Original TV show that first aired on August 28, 1993. How exciting is that news!!
Kimberly, Trini, Zach, Billy, Jason and Tommy are all back in these adventures that are based when the Rangers defeated the Green Ranger who was under Rita Repulsa’s spell and following her command to destroy Zordon and the Rangers. Bulk and Skull are YouTube bloggers who talk about the Power Rangers and their happenings as well as always annoying the gang. Some of the Rangers are having trust issues with Tommy, while others are fully embracing him. There was apparently an issue with Tommy and his Dragonzord on a bridge that was destroyed by one of Rita’s monsters (but that’s water under the bridge haha). The Rangers in a training simulation and Tommy keeps hearing Rita in his making him doubt himself. He leads a group the wrong way with bad results. Zordon ends the simulation and said that Tommy was not in the wrong and that he wasn’t supposed to succeed but that is not good enough and Tommy needs to find a way to win. Later that night Tommy is surprised in his bedroom.
I really liked how this comic was done. It has a modern day feel which is great, I think the comic would have been cheesy if the Rangers were still dressed as civilians in early 1990’s garb (I personally liked the MC Hammer pants). All the major players are involved; Zordon, all 5 Rangers, Tommy, Rita, Angel Grove High School, Bulk and Skull. The story line was great, it was simple and is in tune with the original show. I really couldn’t find anything wrong with the story line. Great Job over all by Kyle Higgins.
The artwork by Hendry Prasetya, it wasn’t super detailed like a lot of comics are these days, but he did a great job with the Zords which are basically the biggest draw of Power Rangers Franchise anyways. The coloring by Matt Herms was spot on and was really easy on the eyes, which is great when you are trying to read. I can’t wait to see how the rest of the series goes.
All in all, this was a great comic book. I love reading things that flash me back to my childhood, because shows back then were awesome and iconic and Powers Ranger going at 23 years strong will still be a round for at least a little while longer and I look forward to seeing what lies ahead for this franchise.
Story: Kyle Higgins Art: Hendry Prasetya Color: Matt Herms
Story: 9 Art: 10 Overall: 9.5 Recommendation: Buy
BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review