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Preview: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4

Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Karl Kerschl
RATED T
In Shops: May 17, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Superman is determined to help the Power Rangers return to their dimension before the teens learn the pain of losing their entire planet. Billy and Cyborg have a plan that could save the day, but it seems impossible-unless there’s a Large Hadron Collider available? Co-Published with BOOM! Studios.

Preview: Justice League/Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #3

Justice League/Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #3

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Karl Kerschl
In Shops: Mar 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Evil begets evil when Brainiac and Lord Zedd partner to destroy their mutual Earths! Can the Justice League withstand the dark terrors of Lord Zedd? Will Angel Grove survive Brainiac’s archival aspirations? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

Preview: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Karl Kerschl
RATED T
In Shops: Feb 08, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Lost in another dimension, the Power Rangers must face a team unlike any they’ve ever encountered! In a world teeming with god-like heroes and villains as monstrous as Lord Zedd, it will take more than superpowers to survive. Can the Power Rangers work with the Justice League to find a way back home? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

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Review: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

justlpr_cv2_dsI 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

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Review: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

justlpr_cv1_dsTwo of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman?

BOOM! Studios and DC Comics have teamed up to bring their super groups together for this rather interesting first issue. Written by Tom Taylor Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 starts off with a shocker that’s super dark for a Power Rangers story and even a little dark for DC’s “Rebirth era.” That immediately caught my attention in a way that I had no idea where things were going from here, but I was intrigued to find out!

It’s a bit difficult to go through what works and what doesn’t in the comic without spoiling what’s inside but that issue follows somewhat what you’d expect after starting with a flash forward it then takes us through the events that leads up to that shocking beginning.

We get a lot of Power Rangers action as they battle Zedd after some more unexpected moments. That all leads to the eventually meeting of the Power Rangers and some of the Justice League following the formula of heroes battle before they eventually team up. That’s the one downside to the story. The latter half falls into the trope we’ve seen over and over.

But it’s that first half that had me really interested. It kept me on my toes and felt like a bit more of an “adult” take on the Rangers and not the kids show I remember from when I was younger. What’s also impressive is Taylor being able to keep the tone of the Power Rangers and the tone of the DC superheroes, which does differ, and make it work when they eventually meet. Each keeps their vibe and it flows well.

The art by Stephen Byrne is decent. I’m not the biggest fan of the style, but characters are recognizable and the action sequences are laid out really well. That’s the strength of the art, the action, and there’s a lot of it, is really solid. The battle with Zedd, the eventual battle between the Power Rangers and Justice League, it’s all solid work as far as the angles, panels, and flow. It’s just the character design I’m not the biggest fan of.

The first issue is a solid one. I honestly rolled my eyes when I first heard of this crossover, but after reading the first issue I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes. There’s a lot that works and does that really well. There’s some things that feel been there done that. But, something clicks in this rather bizarre combination.

Story: Tom Taylor Art: Stephen Byrne Cover Art: Karl Kerschl
Story: 7.5 Art: 7 Overall: 7.45 Recommendation: Read

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Preview: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1

(W) Tom Taylor (A) Stephen Byrne (CA) Karl Kerschl
RATED T
In Shops: Jan 11, 2017
SRP: $3.99

Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he’s mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.

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