A new Mighty Morphin team has assembled to take on the deadliest threats to Earth – but who is the All New Green Ranger by their side? The new Mighty Morphin team is on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, who has a new mission and a new motivation – one that will change everything you thought you knew about our heroes! But even if the Mighty Morphin team can find a way to survive Zedd and their mysterious new enemies, they may discover the greatest threat to their future is the shocking secret of Zordon’s past! A new Mighty Morphin epic begins here, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike.
A “new era” of Power Rangers comics is finally here with the launch of two new titles this month, Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers. With the exciting grand entrance of a new Green Ranger, the finale of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Issue 55) left us with more questions than answers.
This month the mystery continues with a final page reveal that will leave fans stunned, albeit not the answer they may have wanted, but didn’t know they needed. You’ll definitely want to go back and reread some past moments featuring the characters involved. The clues found will let you know that this plot point has been in the works for awhile.
Before all of that, this issue starts off with a familiar story structure by writer Ryan Parrott, a flashback. Flashbacks at the beginning of every issue during his run of Go Go Power Rangers helped to inform the current story while giving readers insight into their favorite characters. In past solicits for future issues, we know that this new arc will focus more on Zordon and his past. There are some great personal moments for Zordon in this issue, showing emotions that we rarely saw from the character in the series. I welcome the return of this structure, echoing Parrott’s comments about slowing the book down in various interviews.
For the Rangers side, all of them have great moments discussing the mystery surrounding the new Green Ranger. As a reader, it’s fun to see them speculate and make comments about their friends, when we know otherwise. You can see where Ryan Parrott is setting up potential future conflict.
On the art side, Marco Renna’s clean style reminds me of Daniele di Nicuolo’s art from Shattered Grid and Necessary Evil. BOOM! Studios continues to get very talented artists that keep the visual continuity strong for Power Rangers. Art-wise this issue is a perfect mix of conversation and action to show off Renna’s skills going forward.
Overall, Mighty Morphin Issue 1 continues the mystery of the last arc and opens up the Power Rangers universe a little bit more. I am looking forward to upcoming conflicts and seeing more of the new Green Ranger.
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