NECESSARY EVIL CONTINUES. As Jason begins to form his new team; THE OMEGA RANGERS, he struggles to keep the truth from Trini and Zack. And on another planet, Tommy has reached the Tower of Light, but is he truly worthy of becoming the WHITE RANGER?
Go Go Power Rangers has always been a comic about exploring the backstories of the characters and adding depth and context to events we think we might know from watching the show. This issue continues that trend in great spectacle and lore building.
As seen in the preview, we have a flashback from when Tommy was under Rita’s spell during Green With Evil. This event becomes a focal point for later in the issue, where Tommy’s motivations and character is being questioned.
Bouncing between GGPR and MMPR throughout Necessary Evil makes for interesting reading. We know that Tommy will become the White Ranger, but seeing the journey unfold is a great treat to read. Filling in the gaps in White Light is a brilliant move and makes Tommy’s rise to become the White Ranger more believable than just a power upgrade Zordon had in his back pocket.
This issues is not just focused on Tommy. Jason is confronted by Zack and Trini, continuing from last issue’s cliffhanger. The trust that the team has built on for a year is now on shaky ground. With Zack and Trini questioning Jason’s motives during battle, how can they function as a cohesive group?
Necessary Evil has been a fantastic ride so far. While Shattered Grid was amazing in cameos, great villains and story, Necessary Evil feels more introspective. The team dynamic is changing and I can’t wait to read how it unfolds.
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