In the wake of their win against the evil space witch, Rita Repulsa, the newly formed Power Rangers team test the limits of their new abilities when morphed. Meanwhile, Rita plots her revenge by uncovering the Rangers true identities.
Six years before “Arrival Day”, Billy plays with another boy named Eugene. He invites Eugene to stay at his house for the night to play more “Skull and Bones” after Eugene’s older brother bullies him. In the present, Billy is on the phone with a woman named Andrea about his upcoming interview for the Promethea internship. He is then targeted for a round of bullying by Bulk and Skull.
Rita’s new monster is disguised as a beautiful woman. She is asking random Angel Grove teens where she can find the Rangers based off their names Rita learned in the last issue. When she fails, Rita tells her to also observe weaknesses of the humans.
Jason and Trini continue to train in Ranger form after school. Matt starts to feel left out of the group and confides in Zack, who reassures him that everything is fine.
“Angel Day” begins, a chance for the the community of Angel Grove to come together to clean and repair the town after Arrival Day. Rita sends a wave of Putties to descend on the city to lure the Power Rangers out of hiding. While Zack, Trini and Billy fight them off, Jason is stuck hiding with a group of students with Mr. Caplan. Matt is injured and knocked unconscious from a monster after trying to defend Kimberly…
Issue 3 continues to expand on Issue 2‘ s storytelling in impactful ways. There is another training sequence with Jason and Trini, but the fighting is intense as they don’t hold back. The Rangers discuss the Power Rangers in the age of the internet with people taking advantage of copyright claims and selling merchandise. Updating the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers for a modern time with social media, cell phones and the computer age was a smart move. The plot is definitely being seeded for future issues and definitely merits a reread once you finish later issues.
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