(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Jamal Campbell In Shops: Jul 29, 2020 SRP: $3.99
As tensions rise between the OMEGA RANGERS and the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS over the return of , Kimberly takes it upon herself to interrogate their new prisoner. Meanwhile, a team of Rangers on a crucial intergalactic mission come face to face with the herald of a new threat heading straight for Earth!
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
BOOM! Studios gas announced a brand new series,Power Rangersfrom superstar writer Ryan Parrott and acclaimed artist Francesco Mortarino, 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!
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 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.
Fans who attend the BOOM! Studios Mighty Morphin/Power Rangers Panelon July 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm PT on the Comic-Con@Home website will get a very special preview of never-before-seen art as well as behind-the-scenes information about the series and what’s in store for readers!
Writer: Ryan Parrott Artists: Evgeniy Bornyakov Colorist: JUANCHO Letterer: Charles Pritchett Cover: Andy Clarke w/ Jose Villarrubia $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 09.16.20
Jeremy attempts to track down the monster responsible for his murder as well as uncover the terrifying secret behind it. Brandon finds himself amongst the dead and at the heart of the Revivalists’ most sacred ritual.
From writer Ryan Parrott (OBERON, VOLITION, Power Rangers) and artist Evgeniy Bornyakov (DESCENDENT, YOU ARE OBSOLETE) comes an unnerving tale of existential horror with grave consequences.
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Daniele Di Nicuolo (CA) Jamal Campbell In Shops: Jul 15, 2020 SRP: $3.99
[SPOILER] has returned…and the ripple effects send shockwaves through every Power Ranger! Now the fragile alliance between the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS and OMEGA RANGERS maybe permanently…shattered.
BOOM! Studios has announced that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50, the shocking final chapter in the epic Power Rangers event, Necessary Evil, has sold out at the distributor level! In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans for the return of Lord Drakkon, BOOM! Studios has announced the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50 Second Printing, available on August 5, 2020 and featuring cover art by superstar artist Dan Mora.
From the all star team of acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott, artist Daniele di Nicuolo, colorist Walter Baiamonte, and letterer Ed Dukeshire comes The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Omega Rangers – along with surprise new allies – team up to face The Anointed in this epic conclusion to the Power Rangers event: Necessary Evil! But what does the shocking return of the deadly Lord Drakkon on the triple-gatefold last page mean for their future?
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50 by the all-star team of acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott, artist Daniele di Nicuolo, colorist Walter Baiamonte, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, the shocking final chapter in the epic Power Rangers event, Necessary Evil, arriving on June 24, 2020.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Omega Rangers – along with surprise new allies – team up to face The Anointed in this epic conclusion to the Power Rangers event: Necessary Evil! Everything has been leading to the shocking return of a fan favorite character so big that we needed a last page gatefold to contain it! But what does it mean now that [SPOILER] is back?
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50 features a connecting main cover and variant cover by Jamal Campbell, a collectible Trading Card variant cover by Kris Anka, an exclusive Story Variant cover written by Ryan Parrott and illustrated by Dan Mora, as well as a special foil variant of the connecting cover art by Jamal Campbell.
writer: Ryan Parrott artist: Jacob Edgar covers: Ben Oliver (A), Sergio Davila (B), Mirka Andolfo (C), Adam Gorham “McFarlane Homage” Variant (D), Mirka Andolfo (RI-B/W), Adam, Gorham ‘McFarlane Homage” Variant (RI-Virgin), Mirka Andolfo, (RI-BW Virgin), Sergio Davila (RI-B/W), Ben Oliver (RI-BW) FC | 32 pages | Comedy/Horror | $3.99 | Teen+
TEAM ASH (we’re really calling them that?) travel to ANCIENT EGYPT to destroy the Deadite curse once and for all. Unfortunately, they run into LORD DEADITE, the scariest guy in all of history. But before Ash can scoot, Team Ash (sigh) challenge L-Dead to a contest of skills!?!?!?!?
Let madness reign, by RYAN PARROTT (TMNT/Power Rangers) and JACOB EDGAR (James Bond)!