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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

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott

Wednesdays (and now Tuesdays) 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 choose what they can’t wait to read this week or just sounds interesting. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look at!

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

7 Good Reasons Not to Grow Up (Graphix) – Why would any kid want to be an adult? This graphic novel explores the challengese of growing up.

Great Naval Battles of the Twentieth Century (Dead Reckoning) – In this collection, Jean-Yves Delitte and Giuseppe Baiguera plunge you into the heart of three of the twentieth century’s greatest naval battles: Tsushima (1905), Jutland (1916), and Midway (1942).

The Impending Blindness of Billie Scott (Avery Hill Publishing) – Billie Scott is an artist. Her debut gallery exhibition opens in a few months. Within a fortnight she’ll be completely blind. Already getting tons of praise, read our early review here.

Miskatonic #1 (AfterShock) – Miskatonic Valley holds many mysteries – cultists worshipping old gods, a doctor deadset on resurrecting the recently deceased, a house overrun by rats in the walls – but none more recent than a series of bombings targeting the Valley’s elite.

Plutocracy (NBM) – 2051. The world’s largest company, The Company, has seized power on a planetary scale and runs the world as if it were a business. In a plutocracy, the richer one is, the more powerful one is. A citizen decides to explore how the world came to this situation.

Power Rangers #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new era for the Power Rangers is here and it’s a perfect opportunity to dive in and see what you’ve been missing.

Punchline #1 (DC Comics) – The hit character gets a spotlight in a not so veiled exploration of Trump’s America.

Scarenthood #1 (IDW Publishing) – With the kids away the parents away in this ghost-hunting/demonic entity fighting twist of a story.

Terminal Punks #1 (Mad Cave Studios) – Mutant animals are unleashed at an airport and four punk teens take them on.

Taskmaster #1 (Marvel) – Framed for the murder of Maria Hill, Taskmaster is on the run attempting to survive and prove his innocence.

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

Hasbro Reveals New Power Rangers Lightning Collection Figures

POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION MONSTERS MIGHTY MORPHIN KING SPHINX 8” Figure

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2021)

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From the BEAST MORPHERS back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought teamwork, action, and adventure to fans. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! Bigger, badder, and occasionally scarier, the LIGHTNING COLLECTION MONSTERS celebrates the best (and sometimes weirdest) monsters in POWER RANGERS history. The POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION MONSTERS MIGHTY MORPHIN KING SPHINX 8” Figure features premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show, over 20 points of articulation for high poseability, includes attachable wings, Sphinx Scepter accessory, power blast effect accessory, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. Created by Finster from clay and Egyptian sand, KING SPHINX uses mighty wings to throw his enemies off balance. GO GO POWER RANGERS! Look for more collectibles in the LIGHTNING COLLECTION. Each sold separately. Available now for pre-order on Amazon and Hasbro Pulse.

POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION MONSTERS MIGHTY MORPHIN PUMPKIN RAPPER 8” Figure

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Spring 2021)

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From the BEAST MORPHERS back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought teamwork, action, and adventure to fans. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! Bigger, badder, and occasionally scarier, the LIGHTNING COLLECTION MONSTERS celebrates the best (and sometimes weirdest) monsters in POWER RANGERS history. The POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION MONSTERS MIGHTY MORPHIN PUMPKIN RAPPER 8” Figure features premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show, over 20 points of articulation for high poseability, includes pumpkin accessories, vine tentacle accessory, power blast effect accessory, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. The PUMPKIN RAPPER is, well, a rapping pumpkin monster… created to destroy the POWER RANGERS. GO GO POWER RANGERS! Look for more collectibles in the LIGHTNING COLLECTION. Each sold separately. Available now for pre-order on Amazon and Hasbro Pulse.

POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” S.P.D. SQUAD B BLUE RANGER VERSUS SQUAD A BLUE Ranger 2-Pack

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Spring 2021)

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From the BEAST MORPHERS back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought teamwork, action, and adventure to fans. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! This LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” S.P.D. SQUAD B BLUE RANGER VERSUS SQUAD A BLUE Ranger 2-Pack features action figures with premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show and over 20 points of articulation in each figure for high poseability. Plus, swappable heads to display the Squad B Blue Ranger with or without his helmet, multiple character-inspired accessories, and a blast effect piece, and extra pairs of hands for more ways to play or display. The S.P.D. B Squad faces off against the A Squad, who betrayed Space Patrol Delta to join Emperor Gruumm. GO GO POWER RANGERS! Look for more collectibles in the LIGHTNING COLLECTION. Each sold separately. Available now for pre-order on Amazon and Hasbro Pulse.

POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” IN SPACE RED RANGER VERSUS ASTRONEMA 2-Pack

(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $39.99/Available: Spring 2021)

IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From the BEAST MORPHERS back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought teamwork, action, and adventure to fans. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! This LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” IN SPACE RED RANGER VERSUS ASTRONEMA 2-Pack features action figures with premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show and over 20 points of articulation in each figure for high poseability. Plus, swappable heads to display the Red Ranger with or without his helmet, multiple character inspired accessories, a blast effect piece, and extra pairs of hands for more ways to play or display. Astronema lives to destroy the Power Rangers, but Andros and his team will fight to stop her! GO GO POWER RANGERS! Look for more collectibles in the LIGHTNING COLLECTION. Each sold separately. Available now for pre-order on Amazon and Hasbro Pulse.

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

Around the Tubes

Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #6

It’s a new week and while many of our team is focused on the elections in the US next week, we still have a lot coming at you with some cool stuff kicking it off today. Later today we take you through the first releases from McFarlane Toys’ Warhammer 40K line of figures! They’re really impressive. While you wait for that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

How to Love Comics – Power Rangers Comic Book Reading Order Guide – A handy guide for anyone interested in starting to read them.

Reviews

NPR – Flamer
Collected Editions – Justice League Vol. 5 Justice/Doom War
Laughing Place – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #6
The Beat – Trans Girls Hit the Field

Preview: Power Rangers: Sins of the Future

Power Rangers: Sins of the Future

(W) Matthew Erman, Trey Moore (A) Giuseppe Cafaro (CA) Diego Galindo
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $19.99

An all-new graphic novel set after the events of the hit Power Rangers: Time Force television series that features two of the most popular Rangers of all time, from Trey Moore (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Matthew Erman (Bonding) and Giuseppe Cafaro (Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of The Dragon).

Fan favorite Pink Time Force Ranger Jen Scotts and Red Time Force Ranger Wes Collins have a star-crossed romance divided by time, as Jen comes from the future and Wes from the present. But just as it looks as though they’ve found their happy ending, they receive a dire warning-their romance could disrupt the timeline and change the destiny of humanity!

As they struggle with a terrible choice-their relationship or the fate of the world-the shocking identity of their accuser sets them on a collision path with an enemy they never expected.

Can Jen and Wes survive the threats to their past, present and future? Or will their love be the end of all time as they know it?

Power Rangers: Sins of the Future

Preview: Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3

Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3

(W) Anthony Burch (A) Simone Ragazzoni (CA) Jung-Geun Yoon
In Shops: Oct 28, 2020
SRP: $4.99

After a devastating loss to the enemy, Kimberly and the remaining Power Rangers must rally their remaining forces in a final stand against Lord Drakkon’s cruel world-ending contingency plan. The Rangers will take on an enemy never before seen in Power Ranger history!

Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3

BOOM! Studios Announces Exclusive Foil Variant Covers for Local Comic Shop Day 2020

BOOM! Studios has unveiled the five exclusive full foil variant covers available on Local Comic Shop Day 2020, taking place on Wednesday, November 25 at participating comics retailers. To find your participating local comic shop, visit the official website.

These five instantly collectible covers feature full foil treatments of the below hotly-anticipated issues from superstar artists:

  • Mighty Morphin #1 by Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)
  • Power Rangers #1 by Peach Momoko (Spider-Man)
  • Dune: House Atreides #2 by artist JG Jones (Wanted
  • Lumberjanes #75 by artist and series co-writer Kat Leyh (Snapdragon)
  • Something is Killing the Children #1, a very special reprint of the first issue of the Eisner-nominated phenomenon, by series artist Werther Dell’Edera (Briggs Land) with colors by Giovanna Niro (The Crow: Memento Mori). 

Local Comic Shop Day is an annual event that began in 2014, conceived and implemented by ComicsPRO, the only trade organization dedicated to the progress of direct market comic book retailers, to call attention to locally owned independent comic book specialty stores, celebrating their unique and vital role as the primary fire-starters of pop culture. Pop Culture begins in your Local Comic Shop!

The Shattered Debuts in Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3, the final issue of a three-issue limited series, from writer Anthony Burch, artist Simone Ragazzoni, colorist Raúl Angulo and letterer Ed Dukeshire, featuring the first appearance of The Shattered as the Ranger Slayer—Kimberly Hart, Drakkon’s mightiest warrior—gathers forces from throughout the Coinless Universe to fight against the deadly secrets of her former master’s legacy.

After a devastating loss to the enemy, Kimberly and the remaining Power Rangers must rally their remaining forces in a final stand against Lord Drakkon’s cruel world-ending contingency plan. With their powers broken and warriors scattered far and wide, there’s only one way to save their people from an enemy bent on total destruction but will it mean the end of the Power Rangers in the Coinless Universe? Or will the surprise appearance of The Shattered turn the tide?

 Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3 comes to shelves October 28, 2020.

Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3
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