Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must find a way to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new allies in an unexpected way.
Continuing the cliffhanger from Issue 2, Shredder in his new Green Ranger armor faces off against Rita Repulsa. Rita wants the Dragon Coin returned to her, accusing Shredder of corrupting its power. And that’s only the first couple pages of this issue.
Issue three is a solid mid point for this 5-issue miniseries. The teams are formed for both good and evil in a natural way, with motivations that make sense. The issue also reveals more depth to the early childhood of Tommy Oliver, something the show rarely touched on.
“More depth” has been the recurring highlight of BOOM! Studios entire run of Power Rangers comics, exploring the lives of the teenagers with attitude outside of what viewers have seen in the show. While some may argue there is too much focus on Tommy, I think that is a disservice to all the writing that has been devoted to other characters in the comics.
For this crossover, we also discover more about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, already adding to the more than 30 years fans have grown up with them.
I won’t give away the ending, but it cements how much fun this miniseries is, playing with concepts we could only dream of as children. If you’re not reading this issue, be sure to pick it up along with the reprints for Issues 1 and 2 that release on the same day!
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