An All-New Limited Series Revealing Drakkon’s Final Plan!
After the shocking events of Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer, Kimberly is determined to purge the world of Drakkon’s legacy, starting with Deadlock; the prison tower where Drakkon held all those who opposed him. But even the Ranger Slayer has no clue of the true power kept in Deadlock-and what unlocking the doors will set into motion.
As Kimberly investigates the worst of Drakkon’s secrets, she sets in motion Drakkon’s final plan-one that will pit her against a fan favorite Power Rangers villain!
After last month’s Ranger Slayer #1 one-shot, the door was left wide open for a new writer to pick up the reigns of the continuing saga of Kimberly Hart. And I am happy to say that this feels like a more personal story for Kim than the one-shot. As readers, we hear more of her internal dialogue, her thought process of being a reluctant leader.
This first issue sets up this mini-series in a grand way – a new location to explore, a new potential ally and a new threat. There is some backstory for Lord Drakkon that might make you wonder about part of the timeline of events before “Shattered Grid”. With two more issues to go, I hope we get some clarity. How it relates to the events happening in this issue is not a top priority for the story, but it should be resolved for greater clarity in the comics universe.
Writer Anthony Burch is not a stranger to Power Rangers comics, or to Lord Drakkon – he wrote the Power Rangers RPM story in the Shattered Grid Annual. Burch also has written for BOOM! Studios before with the “Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack” series. And if you’ve enjoyed the writing in League of Legends, Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and Tales from the Borderlands – you’ll enjoy some great one-liners and quips in Drakkon New Dawn.
As for the art, Simone Ragazzoni is the latest artist in a series of great artists to work on Power Rangers. The artwork feels more like a watercolor painting with Raúl Angulo’s coloring pairing well with Ragazzoni’s soft line work.
Overall, Drakkon New Dawn continues Ranger Slayer’s personal journey as she faces threats that hit closer to home. With tough calls and hard decisions to make, Ranger Slayer will be put to the test in the next two issues and I can’t wait to see how she grows.
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