Review: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2
I was quite surprised with how good the first issue of Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was, and I am happy to report, I am still invested in this fun series that apologizes to no one about how ridiculous its plot is. I wonder who was even asking for this comic? Well, guess what, you got it, and be glad it exists, even if you aren’t a fan of the Power Rangers. Sometimes, comics should just be fun, over the top, colorful action cartoons. That is just what Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 from DC Comics and BOOM! Studios is. It’s a silly but believable ride within its own context that really works somehow.
We see the Power Rangers hold their own, if even for a few short moments, as they unleash their Dinozord and Dragonzord powers against The Justice League. After The Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman, the John Stewart version of Green Lantern, and Cyborg try to get Batman back from the pink pterodactyl clutches of the Pink Ranger, we see a short fight before Wonder Woman, and The Flash finally stop them in their tracks. This fight could have gone on longer to be fair to the Power Rangers, but Kimberly quickly realizes the Justice League is not their enemy.
Once they have explained they are from a different Earth, the Rangers explain that they are here to find their friend Zach, the Black Ranger, but have brought the evil Lord Zedd to their world as well, even if it was inadvertently. Speaking of Lord Zedd, the end of this issue sets up the two big bads for the rest of the series with he and Braniac coming face to face, and realizing they have mutual interests. We get a fun ending where monsters are unleashed on cities around the planet, and the Power Rangers vow to help the Justice League stop them, and make things right on their Earth.
With two issues in, this series is a lot of fun, and I especially enjoyed the light hearted way it poked fun at Batman and how he would come off as a villain to the Power Rangers. The writing by Tom Taylor is sharp and witty, and the art by Stephen Byrne gives a cartoon style with bright colors that fits the book perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone just looking for a fun good time. This reminds me of the days of Saturday morning or after school cartoons. It’s the perfect way to do a miniseries like this.
Story: Tom Taylor Art: Stephen Byrne
Story: 8 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review