As the dust settles from Rita’s global takeover, the government begins investigating the Power Rangers in an operation that will strike right to the very core of the team.
Grace Sterling informs the Power Rangers about the missing plane – a Prometheas plane – over Romania. They managed to scan through thick fog and discovered a secret village that shouldn’t exist with Finster and a couple of monsters roaming around. The Power Rangers head in and discover Finster has been working here for some time and has an entire village of people loyal to him. He then reveals that the villagers are actually putties – and two of them are monsters – to which the Rangers begin to battle.
Jason and Tommy break in to Finster’s lab to save the pilots only to discover an entire room full of soon-to-be-created human-putties. The Power Rangers end up triumphant and capture Finster, locking him away in a prison in the pocket dimension within the Command Center. Grace Sterling offers the Power Rangers to team-up but they decline the offer. As they begin to relax after the battle a news report flashes in from across the globe – a monster attack. With a report that the monster was a human being who turned in to a monster.
The Power Rangers realize Finster’s experiments were successful and he has quite possibly been seeding these monster-humans across the globe.
This issue has a classic horror movie feel to it and it’s great. More questions than answers are made about Grace Sterling and Prometheas, but they are put on the back burner to focus on Finster and his experiments. The last panel of the last page is great – a dark shot of Finster smiling as the Power Rangers realize what impossible odds they are up against with monsters being disguised as humans roaming the Earth. A great focus on Finster, a side character through nearly all of the television show, and a new take on monsters and what the Power Rangers will do to stop it.
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