The untold, personal story of what happens to Jason, Kim, Trini, Zack, and Billy following in the days after they first became Power Rangers. Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder – welcome to real life in Angel Grove.
After a recap of the events of “Day of the Dumpster”, we get a glimpse of the teens lives (sans Kimberly) three months before they became Power Rangers. We are introduced to their friend, Matthew Cook (Matt). In the present, Zordon warns the Rangers that Rita is planning another attack on Earth. They also learn that the NASADA astronauts that released Rita from her Space Dumpster have been captured by her. Jason convinces the team to take the fight to Rita’s Palace and save the astronauts. Unfortunately, they may have made a terrible mistake…
When Go Go Power Rangers was first announced, there were reservations about a second comic series focusing on the same characters.
Fortunately, those fears were laid to rest as writer Ryan Parrott delivered a solid first issue focusing more on the personal lives of the Power Rangers. Artist Dan Mora is also a great fit for this series. His art is detailed and gives Go Go Power Rangers and energetic, animated feel that compliments Ryan’s writing and humor.
The first issue does a wonderful job of introducing each of the Rangers with a brief bio and a favorite quote that is tied to their personalities. Getting to see the immediate effects on Angel Grove after the events of “Arrival Day” (depicted in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers first episode “Day of the Dumpster”) gives much needed context and emotion to the television series. One of the best things this first issue does is fill in the gaps that the television show was never able to show us. Those astronauts that open Rita’s Space Dumpster? We get to find out what happens to them. This issue’s cliffhanger is exciting because the Rangers take the fight directly to Rita Repulsa herself.
This first issue, and the rest of the series, is highly recommended reading.
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