Two New Series. Two New Teams. The UNLIMITED POWER ERA continues with a shocking betrayal by a member of the Mighty Morphin team… but WHY? With the Mighty Morphin team in disarray, Lord Zedd makes his deadliest attack yet – and no one is ready for what he’s got planned!
The newest issue of Mighty Morphin starts with a flashback to over ten thousand years ago. As seen in the preview below, Zordan is with Zartus, another of the Guardians of Eltar.
I really like this scene because it reminds me of another favorite franchise, Star Trek. In this time, the Guardians are like the Federation. Before new worlds can be under their care or brought into the fold, they are observed before First Contact. The ‘supervision’ they are conducting is set before a reveal, which will make the world ‘complicated’ according to Zartus.
This sets up an interesting parallel to what we know of another Eltarian introduced two issues ago, Candice. She is on her own Supervision of Earth, going undercover much like Zordon and Zartus millennia ago. Is the mysterious figure she was talking to Zartus? We know he doesn’t become Supreme Guardian. That honor went to Zophram in last month’s flashback.
And that was all from the preview! The rest of the issue picks up right where the action ended in the cliffhanger last issue, with the teens fighting the new Chaos Putties. Without spoiling the rest of the issue, there are plotlines that start coming to a head in interesting ways. This sets up what is sure to be an explosive fourth issue, where supposedly the identity of the new Green Ranger is confirmed.
Writer Ryan Parrott continues to weave intrigue in the present with lore building of the past. Leaning on Zordon’s past as the connective tissue for this narrative, is heartbreaking. Seeing the optimism of his youth and wanting to lead a simple life, goes against everything we know of Zordon’s future. This is very much Zordon’s arc, even more so than it is about the new Green Ranger.
Artist Marco Renna continues to impress with super detailed backgrounds, characters and high kicking action. Seriously, Billy has MOVES in this issue.
Overall, Mighty Morphin Issue 3 is a fast paced issue that balances on the ground action with continued drama coming to a breaking point on a few different fronts.
Cover images below.