Kimberly has retired from the Power Rangers to pursue life as a professional gymnast, but Zordon calls her back for one last mission to defend a mountainside where a long-resting, ancient, evil Zord lies dormant. To get back into the action-and, for the first time, lead her own team-Kimberly has to dust off the rust, plus create a practical, handmade outfit in the process!
The events of Power Rangers Pink take place during Season 3 of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television show, specifically after Kimberly has left the team. She is competing in the Pan Global Games when she cannot get a hold of her mother and step-father. Concerned, she drives to their village in France to check on them only to discover their home abandoned – as if in a last minute rush. Investigating further reveals lizard-like creatures roaming the streets and attempting to take a man against his will. Kimberly rushes in and saves him and he reveals his name is Serge. He came to this town the same as she – to find family that stopped responding – but most of the people are gone – last seen entering a cliffside. She tells Serge to hang back because she’s going to contact some powerful friends.
Activating her communicator she reaches out to Zordon who informs her that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are off-world battling Lord Zedd and cannot assist her. However, he does inform her that because she did not use the Sword of Light to transfer her powers like the other Rangers did before her, there is still latent traces of the Pink Energy flowing through her, and that the Sword of Light could rekindle that flame. Kimberly agrees to take the mantle of Pink Ranger once more in order to save her parents – and receives a new costume!
She rushes in to the cave in the cliffside and fends off numerous lizard monsters only to have Goldar reveal himself demanding that she work with him or else. Refusing, Goldar has his new ally, Verto, turn Kimberly’s mother in to a sea creature like the others.
This is our first taste of Daniele di Nicuolo’s art and it is fabulous in every way possible. The new design for Kim’s Power Ranger form is great and the tie-in to the show (and the little nods, like her mother and step-father moving to France) tickles that “OH THEY DID REMEMBER IT” bone from the original show. The mystery behind Verto and these sea creatures seems pretty in-your-face right in the beginning but the story still takes you page to page pretty well. It’s a great start for the first (and so far only) stand-alone Power Rangers mini-series.
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