Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues as shocking secrets of The New Green Ranger are revealed! Zordon enlists Billy’s help as the Mighty Morphin team deals with a shocking betrayal by the Power Rangers team. As the Mighty Morphin team remains fractured, Zedd launches his latest attack – and only The New Green Ranger stands in his way. But none of them realize they’ve walked into a trap, courtesy of Zedd’s new powers!
After the events of Power Rangers Issue 1, the Mighty Morphin’ team are left without Drakkon and a mystery on their on hands. Can their old friends be trusted? As seen in the preview, Mighty Morphin Issue 2 echoes the first issue in the series with a past look at 10,000 years ago and a discussion in the Command Center. Readers are treated into a peak into Eltar society with the Elders conferring with the new Supreme Guardian of Eltar, Zophram.
There is an interesting discussion about protecting the universe versus protecting one’s own homeworld. This calls back to the argument Tommy and Trini had last month in Power Rangers 1. The mention of Dark Specter alludes he was as much as a threat in Zordon’s past as he was as seen in Power Ranger in Space.
In the command center, Zordon commands that essentially a galactic all points bulletin be put out for the Omega Rangers. This has the potential to set up a “The Fugitive” style story in the other series.
The rest of the issue, which we won’t spoil here, sets up another obstacle for the Mighty Morphin’ team and definitely more potential internal team conflict next month. The conversations earlier in the issue after the preview, definitely set up the sides. Were the Omega Rangers right to break Drakkon stop a larger threat? Could the Mighty Morphin team got the information from Drakkon a different way?
There’s a battle later on this issue which will signal a character’s true intentions on where they stand to the rest of the team, but only if they were paying attention. Aisha certainly has been paying attention lately…
Writer Ryan Parrott continues to weave an interconnected tale across both books. Even though the Omega Team is now off of Earth, the affects of their actions continue to reverberate in this issue. Honestly, this issue wouldn’t make sense without reading Power Rangers Issue 1, and vice versa. It’s definitely a reason to pick up both series, which for long time readers is not that big of an ask. For newer readers, it will take more work than they may realize if they missed the previous two series.
My one wish, especially for last month’s first issues would have been a recap or “Previously on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” for new readers who may be picking these up for the first time or have missed the past year or two since Shattered Grid.
Artist Marco Renna continues to impress with great character art and action. He carries the mantle from Shattered Grid and Necessary Evil artist Daniele Di Nicuolo with ease. New enemies (teased in the credits) are designed by Dan Mora, and I am glad that Dan is still involved with the franchise and is able to keep a consistent design style with Rangers and what he did on Go Go Power Rangers.
Overall, this issue continues to build the story and intrigue. The slower pace might be a little slow for those anxious to find out the identity of the New Green Ranger, but I think if you remain unspoiled it could pay off. Adam might be on to something…”
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