(W) Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott (A) Hendry Prasetya, Jonas Scharf, Daniel Bayliss, Diego Galindo, Dan Mora (CA) Goni Montes In Shops: Oct 07, 2020 SRP: $29.99
Lord Drakkon-a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)-is one of the deadliest foes the Power Rangers have ever faced. Now, for the first time, discover this collection spotlighting one of the most popular Power Rangers characters of all time like you never imagined, from his first appearance to his origin in this lead up to the historic Shattered Grid event!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers writers Kyle Higgins & Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Once & Future) and more introduce you to the Power Ranger you only thought you knew!
Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9, 11-16, 23-24, along with material from Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9-12 and other hard-to-find Power Rangers stories.
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Moises Hidalgo (CA) Jamal Campbell In Shops: Sep 30, 2020 SRP: $3.99
While the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers battle Lord Zedd’s DARK RANGERS, the Omega Rangers come face to face with an all new enemy – one that threatens to destroy all life in the galaxy… and already has a head start!
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 Nicuolo (CA) Jamal Campbell In Shops: Sep 02, 2020 SRP: $16.99
A shocking traitor is revealed as the all-new OMEGA RANGERS-Jason, Zack and Trini-must turn to the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS to face the threat they never expected! But even as old friends and new allies join forces, can they put aside their mistrust to defeat an enemy with a mission to destroy EVERY Power Ranger in existence? New York Times bestselling author Ryan Parrott and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo deliver the next jaw-dropping chapter of the Power Rangers: Necessary Evil epic event that changes everything you thought you knew about the Power Rangers! Collects Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #44-47.
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Moises Hidalgo (CA) Jamal Campbell In Shops: Aug 26, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Lord Zedd has released his greatest creation yet-the ALL NEW DARK RANGERS; Baboo, Goldar, Squat, Finster and Rita Repulsa, powered by the Green Chaos Crystal, against the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! What is the full extent of Lord Zedd’s master plan?
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Amelia Vidal In Shops: Aug 19, 2020 SRP: $16.99
NECESSARY EVIL BEGINS HERE! The origin of the OMEGA RANGERS is finally revealed, as the Blue Emissary recruits Jason to be his Red Ranger in the wake of Shattered Grid. But as Lord Zedd escalates his war on the Power Rangers, Jason will be forced to decide just what it means to be a Ranger – and where his allegiances lie! Collects issues #21-24.
(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