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Preview: Power Rangers #5

Power Rangers #5

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
In Shops: Mar 24, 2021
SRP: $3.99

The New Power Rangers are attacked by the young assassin known as Astronema, one of the most popular characters in franchise history!

Meanwhile, Lord Drakkon and Trini face off against one of the greatest Power Rangers villains ever – with a shocking conclusion!

Power Rangers #5

It’s Astronema VS the Omega Rangers in Power Rangers #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Power Rangers #5 from superstar writer Ryan Parrott, acclaimed artist Francesco Mortarino, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series. Two New Series. Two New Teams. The Era of UNLIMITED POWER continues HERE—and only Lord Drakkon, their greatest enemy, can save the Power Rangers on March 24, 2021!

The Omega Rangers are attacked by the young assassin known as Astronema, one of the most popular characters in franchise history from Power Rangers: In Space! Meanwhile, Lord Drakkon and Trini face off against one of the greatest Power Rangers villains ever – with a shocking conclusion!

Power Rangers #5 features main cover art by Matteo Scalera, and variant cover art by fan-favorite artists Daniele di Nicuolo, and Peach Momoko.

Power Rangers #5

Preview: Power Rangers #4

Power Rangers #4

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
In Shops: Feb 17, 2021
SRP: $3.99

RETURN TO SHATTERED GRID!

The UNLIMITED POWER era continues as the New Power Rangers – and Lord Drakkon – return to the new universe that Drakkon created in Shattered Grid.

But will Drakkon choose to save the New Power Rangers from the surprising threat waiting there for them… or will he betray them?

Power Rangers #4

Preview: Power Rangers #3

Power Rangers #3

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as Drakkon is the key to the Power Rangers’ new mission.

But to defeat the new cosmic threat, the new Power Rangers team – Jason, Trini, Zack and new members – has put their faith in their greatest enemy.

And the only way they may be able to save the universe is by giving Drakkon exactly what he wants…

Power Rangers #3

Preview: Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 8

Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 8

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) JLou
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $16.99

The writing duo of New York Times bestseller Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and the GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) join artists Francesco Mortarino (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Eduardo Francisco (Adventures of Superman) to answer some of the biggest questions in Power Rangers history!

The Power Rangers are left reeling after their war with Lord Drakkon – none more affected than Tommy Oliver, formerly the Green Ranger, and now without purpose, until Zordon brings him a new opportunity: to prove he’s worthy of being the all-new WHITE RANGER!

Meanwhile, Jason, Trini and Zack must become the new OMEGA RANGERS-even if it means deceiving everyone they hold dear.

Collects issues #25-28.

Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 8

Preview: Power Rangers #2

Power Rangers #2

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
In Shops: Dec 16, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as the Power Rangers betray Zordon!

A new cosmic threat is here and the all-new Power Rangers team will put it all on the line to stop it, even if it means trusting their mortal enemy Lord Drakkon.

But as the new threat launches its first offensive against the Power Rangers, the question remains – will Drakkon act as friend or foe?

After all, Drakkon always has a plan…

Power Rangers #2

Review: Power Rangers #1

Power Rangers #1

First, it’s great to be back in the world of MMPR (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, to us cool kids) again. I haven’t picked up an issue since the end of Shattered Grid and I can see a lot has changed. There are now Omega Rangers and the three we are shown in this issue are Jason, Trini, and Zack. I gotta say their uniforms and powers are freaking cool. Power Rangers #1 starts with the three former Power Rangers coming back to Earth. They bring a warning of a major universal threat called the Empyreals. Apparently, these are worse than Rita and Lord Zedd combined.

As they continue their reunion with their friends they warn of the danger coming forward. The Omega and MMPR teams clash over their philosophies about how to handle this terror and it stirs up some discontent. The Omega Team wants to set free Lord Drakkon to assist them as he is the only one they know with knowledge and experience of the Empyreals that could prove useful. Of course having gone through a cosmic war with Drakkon before the MMPR team wants no part of this and insists their must be another way. They even take it Zordon for a vote and he is dead set against it and reminds the Omegas that they are not his Rangers anymore and the decision is final. After some tension, the Omegas leave the Command Center and decide only one thing they can do. They have to break Lord Drakkon out.

Maaaaann, talk about an awesome issue. Though the players have changed the goals are still the same, protect the universe at any cost. I really enjoyed the conversations in Power Rangers #1 and they felt very organic. They seemed like real people disagreeing but with great points. I like the characterization of the new MMPR team and there were some touching moments between new and former Red Rangers.

The writing of this was fantastic and the art was so fluid and energetic it moved in a way that the Rangers felt like they were darting across the pages in front of me. As for the coloring, I maintain that BOOM! Studios has the very best colorists in the industry bar none. Raul Angulo uses a color pallet that just wows. I love it. The writing by Ryan Parrott seems fresh and keeps everything tightly paced and doesn’t seem to have any big lulls in the story.

I know people think that a reboot with a brand new #1 is a bit unnecessary, but I don’t. Power Rangers #1 gets you up to speed pretty quickly and takes a new direction. At the same time, it’s exciting enough that makes me want to track down all the stuff I haven’t read from the former series just to see how we got here. The art was great too and I was floored by the Omega Rangers designs. Hasbro needs to get us figures for these quick. Nothing much more to say other than the rest of the issue after the Omegas make their decision is pretty slick. I definitely dug this comic and last but not least, once again “It’s Morphin Time!”

Story: Ryan Parrott Art: Francesco Mortarino
Color: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Story: 8.5 Art: 9.0 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


Purchase: comiXology – Kindle – Zeus Comics

Preview: Power Rangers #1

Power Rangers #1

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
In Shops: Nov 11, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Two New Series, Two New Teams – The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE – And Only Lord Drakkon, Their Greatest Enemy, Can Save Them!

Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and fan favorite artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers) reveal a new cosmic threat that only the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers – Jason, Trini and Zack – can hope to defeat!

But their secret weapon is… the villainous Lord Drakkon?!

Zordon forbids the Omega Rangers from contacting Drakkon, so if they want to save the universe then they’ll have to go rogue – and go up against their Mighty Morphin allies.

The next big Power Rangers epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.

Power Rangers #1

Get a First Look at Power Rangers #1, Out November 11

BOOM! Studios has revealed today a first look at Power Rangers #1 from superstar writer Ryan Parrott, acclaimed artist Francesco Mortarino, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, launching in conjunction with the brand new Mighty Morphin series. Two New Series. Two New Teams. The Era of Unlimited Power begins HERE—and only Lord Drakkon, their greatest enemy, can save the Power Rangers on November 11, 2020!

Power Rangers #1 reveals a new cosmic threat that only the original Power Rangers, now known as the Omega Rangers – Jason, Trini, and Zack – can hope to defeat! But their secret weapon is… the villainous Lord Drakkon?! Zordon forbids the Omega Rangers from engaging Drakkon, so if they want to save the universe then they’ll have to go rogue – and go up against their Mighty Morphin allies.

Power Rangers #1

Preview: Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 7

Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 7

(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Amelia Vidal
In Shops: Aug 19, 2020
SRP: $16.99

NECESSARY EVIL BEGINS HERE! The origin of the OMEGA RANGERS is finally revealed, as the Blue Emissary recruits Jason to be his Red Ranger in the wake of Shattered Grid. But as Lord Zedd escalates his war on the Power Rangers, Jason will be forced to decide just what it means to be a Ranger – and where his allegiances lie! Collects issues #21-24.

Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 7
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