[SPOILER] has returned…and the ripple effects send shock waves through every Power Ranger! Now the fragile alliance between the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS and OMEGA RANGERS may be permanently…shattered.
After Necessary Evil, it’s time for the Aftermath. Since last issue’s big 3 page spread reveal, I was wondering how the story would progress. Would the stakes immediately ramp up? Would the pace slow down?
Thankfully, writer Ryan Parrott has slowed down the pace of the book to deal with this new mystery. There’s a return of a character (not THAT one) that once again reminds us that any element in Parrott’s (and other writers) entire run of Power Rangers can be used. Just when I questioned “why haven’t seen this character in awhile?”, they are back. Speaking of elements coming back, just wait until you read the last few pages of this issue.
With a new arc comes a new artist, Moisés Hidalgo. In Ranger Command Power Hour’s interview with Ryan Parrott, he said that Moisés was “fantastic”. And he IS, his art style is very detailed with expressive characters and dynamic action scenes. During the battle in this issue, the layouts also change to match the movement of the action. And just when you think you’ve seen every version of the morphing sequence, Moisés makes his stand out.
Overall, I enjoyed this first issue in the Aftermath arc. The return to basics fight in this issue was a welcome change of pace from the “end of the universe” escalation from Necessary Evil. Whatever happens in “Aftermath”, we know there is a big shakeup coming soon for the comics. Again, I am here for this crazy entertaining ride.
Cover images below.