Growing up, I was a bit too old for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. When the series debuted in the United States I just wasn’t the target audience. Due to that, I’ve generally ignored BOOM! Studios various series and events. It’s just not a property I was “in to”. After having read Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1, I feel like I may need to rethink that decision.
When I think of the Power Rangers I think of spandex-clad kids fighting people in rubber suits. There’s a campiness that never appealed to me. I clearly missed a lot in recent events that shifted all of that. Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is dark, full of action, and feels like a property that grew up.
Written by Ryan Parrott, Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 sees the Ranger Slayer return to her world. Forces battle for control as a power vacuum remains after the disappearance of Lord Drakkon. The Ranger Slayer has seen the error of her ways and is looking for redemption. Those errors are never quite explained for new readers but doesn’t impact the quality of the story at all.
The story is nearly all action as dual forces must battle undead ghosts from an unknown source. The revelations and twists and turns Parrott deliver keep the reader engaged. It’s a comic that is sure to excite long time fans and new readers as key moments are nailed and presented with the fun excitement of someone who clearly loves the property. This is just a fun comic to pick up and enjoy and as a relatively new reader, it has me wanting to read more.
Parrott is helped by Dan Mora‘s art which just nails the excitement of the comic. There’s an energy about it all that sucks the reader in. Much like I said above, it’s fun. With color from Raúl Angulo and lettering by Ed Dukeshire the comic could easily have gone too “dark.” Instead, it delivers a nice balance from the bright aspects I associate with the Power Rangers and the concept of an undead army. The team too really nails the emotions the characters experience. Whether it’s initial distrust or guilt to the excitement of piloting a Zord, the emotions ooze from the page.
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is a fantastic one-shot that has me, someone who’s not a Power Rangers fan, wanting to read more. There’s just a fun ride to it all that’s easy to follow but clearly delivers a bit more for those who are long-time fans. It’s also a one and done comic that you can pick up and just enjoy while also acting as a follow-up to what was and leading into what’s to come. I began the comic not a fan of the Power Rangers and ended wondering what I missed out on and where to start.
Story: Ryan Parrott Art: Dan Mora Color: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López Colorist: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artist: Marc Aspinall Price: $14.99
Drusilla has opened the Hellmouth! With no time to waste, Buffy must do what any good Slayer would do —namely, run directly into the heart of the problem.
But where does that leave the rest of Sunnydale? As the town reels from the demonic effects of the Hellmouth opening, Xander, Willow, Robin, and Kendra, the newly arrived Slayer, must find a way to battle demons both inside and out, without Buffy to help them. Could this be the end of the Scooby Gang?
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: Julian Lopez Colorist: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artists: Main Cover: David Lopez Spotlight Cover: Marguerite Sauvage Ring of Fire Cover: Matthew Taylor Incentive Cover: Afua Richardson Unlocked Chosen One Variant: Serena Malyon Price: $3.99
Kendra The Vampire Slayer—and the all-new Scooby gang—must defend Sunnydale from the aftershocks of the Hellmouth and a new threat that feels very familiar! But can they fill the void left behind by Buffy?
And will this issue answer the question of what, exactly, happened to Buffy?
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at a brand new one-shot special issue Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1, from acclaimed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers writer Ryan Parrott, superstar artist Dan Mora, colorist Raúl Angulo, and letterer Ed Dukeshire. This all-new one-shot, available in June 3, 2020, features the villain turned fan-favorite hero herself as she makes a choice that sets the stage for an epic event that reverberates throughout the universe!
The Ranger Slayer – AKA Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger from the alternate universe once ruled by Lord Dakkon – returns home and nothing is like she expected. In a world that remembers her as a villain, can Kimberly show her universe that she’s become a hero…and is that even the right thing to do? Confronted by an old foe in a terrifying new form and finding her home in chaos, Kimberly will make a stunning choice that no Power Rangers fan can miss.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Ryan Parrott, Sina Grace Artist: Francesco Mortarino Colorist: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artists: Main Cover: Eleonora Carlini Preorder Cover: Miguel Mercado Incentive Cover: Amelia Vidal Price: $3.99
LORD ZEDD sets his eyes on something he is sure will defeat the Power Rangers, and unleashes his full force to obtain it. With Jason, Trini and Zack encountering a new threat of their own as OMEGA RANGERS, Tommy must lead Kimberly and Billy into battle at half-power with disastrous consequences.
Vault Comics has announced that No One’s Rose #1 is receiving an additional new “FOC Variant” cover from star artist Adam Gorham.
Adam Gorham is a Canadian comic illustrator. In his ten years of professional work he has created many covers for numerous publishers; most notably his work on the Archie Comics series Jughead: The Hunger with collaborator Josh Hixson.
Written by Zac Thompson and Emily Pearson, drawn by Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, colored by Raul Angulo, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and designed by Tim Daniel, No One’s Rose is a sci-fi story like no other, going so far as to establish it’s very own genre: solar punk.
Centuries after the fall of the Anthropocene, the last vestiges of human civilization are housed in a massive domed city powered by renewable energy, known as The Green Zone. Inside lives teenager Tenn Gavrilo, a brilliant bio-engineer who could rebuild the planet. But there’s one problem: her resentful brother Seren is eager to dismantle the precarious Utopia.
From the minds of Zac Thompson (X-Men, Yondu) and debut writer Emily Horn with artist Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque (Letter 44, Avengers) comes a gorgeous and green solar-punk world filled with strange biotechnology, harsh superstorms, and divisive ideologies-ideologies that will tear Tenn and Seren down to their roots as they fight for a better Earth.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writers: Ryan Parrott, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, Ilaria Catalini, Jim Towe Colorist: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artist: Dan Mora Price: $16.99
Writers Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Manifest Destiny) & Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman) are joined by an all star cast of artists including Eleonora Carlini, Francesco Mortarino, Ilaria Catalini, Jim Towe (Riverdale) and more for stories that reveal the untold truth from the first year of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers history.
Collects Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Forever Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers: Back to School.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Ryan Parrott, Sina Grace Artist: Francesco Mortarino Colorist: Raúl Angulo & Eleonora Bruni Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artists: Main Cover: Eleonora Carlini Variant Cover: Miguel Mercado Incentive Cover: Amelia Vidal Price: $3.99
Tommy steps into his new role as leader of the Power Rangers, but not everyone is convinced he’ll be able to lead like Jason did. Meanwhile, Zack, Trini, and Jason are given their first mission as OMEGA RANGERS, and must trust that their friends will be able to handle all of Lord Zedd’s threats without them.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López Colorist: David López Letterer: Raúl Angulo Cover Artists: Main Cover: Marc Aspinall Spotlight Cover: Kevin Wada Connecting Cover: Vanesa R. Del Rey Preorder Cover: Ryan Inzana Incentive Cover: Joe Quinones Price: $3.99
As TEAM KENDRA fights for their town against the Hellmouth-possessed hivemind, Willow and Xander begin to feel the cost of sharing a soul between them. With darkness creeping into the place a soul should be, one of them will start down a road that they can’t turn back from.