With tensions building between the Rangers, they put aside their differences and unite with Promethea to take down a great new threat!
The Power Rangers make their case to Zordon about working with Grace Sterling to proactively protect the world from Finster’s latest creations. Zordon is hesitant but allows the Rangers to make their own decisions. When questioned about his secrets he admits that he may have misjudged the correct approach to informing the Power Rangers of the past and apologizes.
Rita Repulsa reveals what she’s been up to – seeking out the Wizard of Deception. Fans of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will immediately recognize him as the villain that created an evil clone of the Green Ranger to fight the White Ranger in the second season of the television show. As we learn in this issue, he’s also the creator of a certain Green Candle…
Kim discusses the situation with her parents getting remarried and their divorce to Trini as Trini informs her that she should open up her feelings to Tommy. In the same breath, Tommy and Kim have a bit of falling out as to what their relationship is because of Kim’s hangups with her parents and their situation.
Jason and Grace discuss the burden of being the Red Ranger and the insurmountable pressure that comes with that role. Jason and Grace seem to bond over loss and threat of loss (with Jason discussing, albeit without specifics, the situation with Tommy and Billy going to Lord Drakkon’s dimension). As Grace is offering Jason a chance to talk more about the burdens of leadership, another monster transforms in New York and the Power Rangers take off to fight. As they leave, one of the assistants asks Grace if she’s told the Power Rangers yet, to which Grace says no, but she will in time.
Grace Sterling has another dirty little secret! This is a great “take a breath” issue and allows us to see the Power Rangers continue to deal with their personal lives while trying to take care of a really messy situation as Power Rangers. These issues are always a nice break to remind you that the characters we are reading are supposed to be humans – not super-humans – and that a lot of their personal lives are just like our personal lives. The issue isn’t groundbreaking or Earth-shattering, and it’s not supposed to be, but gives you some more emotional tug on the characters. But what is Grace’s big secret now?
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