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Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #28

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #28

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Subscription Cover: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover: Carlos Villa
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

The Mighty Morphin team splits into two strike forces—one with RPM and one with Time Force—to battle Drakkon across worlds…even as all hope seems lost!

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Sells Out For A Fourth Time!

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced today that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, the next chapter of the historic Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic book event, has sold out at a distributor level. To meet the overwhelming demand from fans, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 Second Printing Variant will arrive in stores on May 30.

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid has now immediately sold out of every issue released over the past two months, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26 and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8.

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid unfolds in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.

The Final Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Battle Against Lord Drakkon Begins in July 2018

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced new chapters of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, available at comic shops in July 2018. It’s the beginning of the end as Power Rangers from across time and space come together for one of the biggest battles in any of their histories. Meanwhile, the Ranger Slayer faces down the one Ranger who might be able stop her.

In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #29, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and their allies prepare their final counterattack against Lord Drakkon. A new ally to the Power Rangers makes it through to their world and Zordon makes a last call for help. This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell, with variant covers by Jordan Gibson, and Carlos Villa.

Then, in Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #11, from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Dan Mora, Matt puts his life on the line to get close to the Rangers, while Kimberly must face the Ranger Slayer alone. This issue features a main cover by Dan Mora, with variant covers by Miguel Mercado, Audrey Mok, and Natacha Bustos.

Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 Has Sold Out

Following the news of the sell out ofMighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, which is the kick off to the “Power Rangers: Shattered Grid” event, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced that Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8, a prequel to “Power Rangers: Shattered Grid,” has also sold out at a distributor level. This issue features the debut of the new Power Ranger known as the “Ranger Slayer,” a servant of Lord Drakkon…and a dark, alternate-reality version of Kimberly Hart (the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger). To meet the overwhelming demand from fans, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 Second Printing Variant, featuring the art of Dan Mora, will hit stands on May 2, along with Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9.

“Power Rangers: Shattered Grid” unfolds in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Sells Out Immediately

BOOM! Studios and Saban BrandsMighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, the first chapter of the historic “Power Rangers: Shattered Grid” event, has sold out at a distributor level. To meet the overwhelming demand from fans, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Second Printing Variant will hit stands on April 25, along with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual #1.

“Power Rangers: Shattered Grid” unfolds in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25

*Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Okayyy so first off as a big fan of the MMPR franchise, I am thrilled to see the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series getting the big fan fare here. It is a very well done series and writer Kyle Higgins has done what no other show or movie has: Made the Rangers cool again. He has modernized the franchise and yet kept the heart and soul of all these characters from my childhood that I remember so fondly. I was hooked when his issue #0 came out a few years ago and his momentum hasn’t stopped. I think a big part to his success is that he gives the book a much more adult feel than the typical Saturday morning TV show we were all used to in our heyday.

Higgins is very smart where he started the series off and that is with the introduction of everyone’s favorite bad guy turned good: The Green Ranger. Unlike the TV show and no disrespect to the best Ranger portrayal of all time Jason David Frank (who also tirelessly promotes this series as well as created a YouTube short with writer Kyle Higgins as a promo for this spectacular issue ) there is not a lot of maniacal laughter, mostly pure menace. The art style of the series is very bright and bouncy and fluid thanks to the talent that BOOM! Studios has assembled.

Along with his fast introduction of fan favorite Tommy Oliver aka the Green Ranger, Higgins has also created a new character with tremendous mainstream appeal: Lord Drakkon. Lord Drakkon is essentially an evil Tommy Oliver who stayed in Rita Repulsa’s employ and allowed the power to corrupt him completely and he murdered the remaining Power Rangers. Yes, murdered. The subject matter in this series has just jumped up a few notches from the beloved show we are used to. Higgins also manages to make the Rangers feel like real high school students and not bubbly bouncy cut outs drinking soda pop in their downtime. What I enjoy most is that instead of trying to make this a solely accessible series to new readers, the creative team has the respect for long time MMPR fans and instead pulls the original audience forward. You can always tell when a writer has love for the source material and no doubt Kyle Higgins has it in multiple.

Without any further gushing, as you crack open the cover to this issue we see the Space Power Rangers Team on their ship being encountered by a strange disturbance in the Time Stream. The disturbance turns out to be a large energy projection of Lord Drakkon who reaches out and either crushes the Space Rangers ship, or traps it in his hand for later. We do not yet know. What we do know, is that Jason Scott aka The Red Ranger is in a very heated argument with Grace who works with the Promethia agency, about the escape of one of their captives: Lord Drakkon himself, Tommy Oliver. Jason is pissed that Drakkon’s capture was kept secret from the Rangers as they know how deadly he is and they could have helped. Now with Drakkon on the loose again, the whole world is in serious jeopardy. When we last left Drakkon his Morpher and Power Coin were damaged, so he is no doubt going to try and repair them or get the power back some other way.

Without spoiling the book we are treated to a few shocking scenes that fans of the franchise will not see coming. They are too good to ruin here. Trust me. While it seems like this issue would get a near perfect score for me, unfortunately it does not. While the writing is stellar to be sure, I have some gripes, particularly with the art. Artist Daniele Di Nicuolo with Simona Di Gianfelice just fall a little short here in my opinion with their ultra stylized interpretation. Sure the action sequences shine, but when it comes to talking head scenes it’s too static for me. I love all the panels of the Rangers suited up but when they are in civilian mode, it is sort of just meh. However my biggest artistic gripe, what the Hell is up with that Zordon?? He looks like Professor X in a tube. There is nothing Zordon like at all in his rendering. Yeah yeah I know, a bald blue guy floating head doesn’t really lend you much to work with. (Sorry David Fielding and Dr. Manhattan) I just couldn’t stop seeing Charles Xavier and it really irked me, as most of the art in this series so far has made Zordon have a more traditional look.

Still with that detail aside, I loved this book. This was the opening part to the anticipated “Shattered Grid” event and it did not disappoint. Especially the end! Do not allow yourself to be spoiled. If you like MMPR go get this book. If you can find it that is, because it is selling out like crazy everywhere due to the collectible variant covers that were created for this issue. I especially like how it comes in a sealed black polybag so you don’t know what cover you get, unless you commit blasphemy and open it. It is very reminiscent of Superman #75, and I have no issue with that.

So go out there, teleport to your nearest local comic shop (who you should always support when you can) get the issue, and meet me back here next month when it most definitely is Morphin Time!!

Story: Kyle Higgins Art: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Color: Walter Baiamonte Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists: Polybag: Deron Bennett Main Cover Intermix Covers A-G: Goñi Montes
Subscription Cover H: Jordan Gibson Incentive Cover I: Scott Koblish
“Match To” Unlockable Cover J: Humberto Ramos “One Per Store” Unlockable Cover K: Goñi Montes
Story: 9.5 Art: 7.0 Score: 9.0  Recommendation: Must Buy

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

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Alex

Top Pick: X-O Manowar #13 (Valiant) – For the first time in 13 issues, Aric is about to unleash the full force of the Manowar armour. After a story that has been about the failure of communication, this is going to be wonderful conclusion. If I could read only one issue this week, it’d be this.

Shadowman #1 (Valiant) – A new number one from my favorite publisher? Frig yeah.

Dark Nights: Metal #6 (DC Comics) – After a few stumbles late in the game, I’m curious to see if Snyder can pull out a homer or if he’s stuck on second base.

Bloodborne #2 (Titan Comics) – I started playing the game this series is based on after reading the comic, so now that I’ve some exposure to the universe I’m looking forward to diving back in.

 

Jen

Top Pick: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 (BOOM! Studios) –  MMPG #25 launches the “Shattered Grid” storyline which promises both plot and character development. The universe-shifting event promises to blend Rangers old and new, up against a seemingly impossible-to-beat opponent in Lord Drakkon. The team(s) are dealing with a weapon that shatters dimensions, and the rulebook, if there ever was one, is thrown entirely out the window. The dynamic action of the television series has always translated surprisingly well to the page, and as always, it’s the lovable teens at the heart of it all that keep MMPG on my shelf.

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation #2 (BOOM! Studios) Everyone has a mother. Even the notorious Goblin King. When she enters the world of the Labyrinth, chasing after her own stolen babe, what will she discover? This prequel series is off to a strong start, expanding the world of the 80s cult classic in natural and exciting ways.

 

 

Brett

 

Top Pick: Avengers #686 (Marvel) – “No Surrender” continues and at this point I have no idea where it’s going. This event has delivered and keeps doing so. Even weekly, it has felt like it hasn’t slowed down and that release schedule has only enhanced the experience. Lots of fun and really entertaining.

Abbott #3 (BOOM! Studios) – A fantastic horror story that mixes mystery with a setting of the 1970s Detroit. Great characters. Great setting. The details are fantastic.

Daredevil #600 (Marvel) – It’s a 600th issue! Lets see how “special” this one is.

Mother Panic: Gotham A.D. #1 (DC Comics/DC’s Young Animal) – Though this is a Young Animal series, it’s also one of the best “Bat” books out there. Brutal and entertaining, I can’t wait to see where this new volume goes.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #18 (Marvel) – Marvel has been amazing when it comes to their Star Wars comics and Aphra has stood out from the bunch with its Indiana Jones like kick-ass lead. The fact that Hera Syndulla is in the latest arc has me even more excited about this series.

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Gets a Dark Prelude from Kyle Higgins and starring Jason David Frank

A dark prelude to the comic book event of the year, Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. Published by BOOM! Studios, the first chapter is available March 28 online and at your local comic book retailers. The short movie stars Jason David Frank as Lord Drakkon and is written and directed by Kyle Higgins. Produced by Kyle Higgins, Jason David Frank, J.J. Vazquez, Ramon Palermo.

A Brand New Ranger Debuts in Power Rangers: Shattered Grid

BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands has announced new chapters of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, available at comic shops in May 2018. Lord Drakkon—a twisted, alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger—is growing more powerful with every battle against Power Rangers teams across history…while in the past, a mysterious new Ranger arrives to challenge the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on their own turf.

Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9, from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Dan Mora, introduces a new Power Ranger into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mythology, one with a surprising connection to Lord Drakkon! But why has this mysterious new character traveled back to the past to target the Power Rangers during their early days as heroes…and who is under the helmet? Both answers will rock the Power Rangers to their core. This issue features a main cover by Mora, with variant covers by Miguel Mercado, Audrey Mok, and Natacha Bustos.

The debut of this new Power Ranger follows the landmark introductions of Lord Drakkon in 2016; the Power Rangers of 1969 in 2017; and the Green Psycho Ranger in 2017, all in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele di Nicuolo, Lord Drakkon’s power and influence grows, as the Power Rangers work with new allies from across time and dimensions, including Ranger teams such as Time Force, RPM, and Samurai, to craft a plan to fight back. But is it already too late? This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell, with variant covers by Jordan Gibson, and Carlos Villa.

Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Price: $4.99
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Polybag: Deron Bennett
Main Cover Intermix Covers A-G: Goñi Montes
Subscription Cover H: Jordan Gibson
Incentive Cover I: Scott Koblish
“Match To” Unlockable Cover J: Humberto Ramos
“One Per Store” Unlockable Cover K: Goñi Montes
Price: $4.99

Drakkon returns and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will never be the same. The “SHATTERED GRID” event begins here!

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