NECESSARY EVIL CONTINUES! The Secret Origin of the OMEGA RANGERS continues as Jason and the Blue Emissary search for new recruits to the ALL NEW POWER RANGER TEAM. But when Zordon and Alpha-5 go missing, Jason must choose what’s more important – his friends or protecting the universe from the fallout of SHATTERED GRID!
Go Go Power Rangers issue 25 starts off with Tommy Oliver after losing his Green Ranger powers. Earlier in this arc, he left the team to focus on being alone and trying to find his place. This event also happened in the show, and this issue specifically slots perfectly into the events leading up to and during ‘White Light’.
What’s great about this issue, and the Necessary Evil arc as a whole, is giving more context and background to what we have seen in the show. While the Boom! Studios comics are their own universe where events in the show still play out in a modern setting, it’s fun to imagine the events of the comic happening to the cast of the show. Want to know why Zordon and Alpha-5 initially disappeared during the events of ‘White Light’? It’s explained with more detail in this issue.
I also enjoyed the small return of a familiar character that played an important role in Shattered Grid and less so in Beyond The Grid. It’s clear the writers are taking the opportunity to not only expand the lore of the show, but the comics as well. While readers can probably guess where the story is going because of ‘Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’, I am sure there are surprises that will make us wonder what’s in store next for Necessary Evil.
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