It’s the ultimate showdown between the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, up against the joint forces of Rita Repulsa and Shredder! Cowabunga!
MMPR / TMNT Issue 5 drops almost three months to the day of the previous issue. With everything happening in the world, comics are now more than ever an escape. The entire run of this series has been fun, full of energy and completely nostalgic. With new Megazord designs, Turtle Rangers and Ninja Rangers, this miniseries has felt like emptying a 90’s toybox and playing with the actions figures.
The art really shines in the issue, with a bright daytime setting in Central Park for the Megazord fight. It is a stark contrast to previous issues set at night and in the dark recesses of the Technodrome. This highlights the artwork of Simone di Meo, which we think is his best work to date for Power Rangers. Colorist Walter Baiamonte uses a very warm color scheme for most of the issue. The action pops on each panel.
Overall, this final issue is a great send off for both teams. The Turtles and Rangers work really well together, highlighting the lessons both properties teach: teamwork and friendship.
There is room for a sequel with something that happens in this issue that we won’t spoil. We hope that Ryan Parrott gets a chance to followup on this miniseries. You can tell he had a ton of fun writing it, ending on an upbeat moment for both teams. This is highly recommended!
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