Before RITA REPULSA was the Power Ranger’s enemy, she was imprisoned in a dumpster on the moon, serving time for her widespread reign oft error. Within the confines of her cell, Rita is forced to confront her sins by experiencing the lives of those she has affected…
A couple weeks ago I speculated that with the end of Necessary Evil, Go Go Power Rangers might end or take a new direction. This week’s news that the book is ending, gives this issue more significance.
In Go Go Power Rangers 28, we take a break from the main story to focus on Rita Repulsa and her minions. In issue 24 the comic explored Bulk and Skull’s characters in a similar fashion. In my opinion, this is what Go Go Power Ranger’s has done best. We get to explore the motivations of characters by taking a look into their past.
With this issue, we get a glimpse of Rita’s imprisonment inside the Space Dumpster for over 10,000 years. I won’t give anything away, but the story is based on a trope used many times in science fiction stories. That’s not to say this issue is lessened by that trope, because the implications of what Rita goes through in this issue and what she does when she is released are staggering. You will realize how deep her evil runs and how irredeemable she is.
With four issues left, why focus on Rita Repulsa now? She has not been a part of Necessary Evil. I think this sets up a reintroduction of her character after almost a year of absence. Could the solicitations referral of [SPOILER] be… the return of Rita?
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