POWER RANGERS #4 – RETURN TO SHATTERED GRID! The UNLIMITED POWER era continues as the New Power Rangers – and Lord Drakkon – return to the new universe that Drakkon created in Shattered Grid. But will Drakkon choose to save the New Power Rangers from the surprising threat waiting there for them… or will he betray them?
Power Rangers Issue 4 is the next part of the journey for the Omega Rangers as they continue to search for the Empyreals. As seen in the preview below, the Omega Rangers and Drakkon visit the reality that he created at the end of Shattered Grid.
For new readers, the might be a bit confusing as there are other events in the issue referenced from the FOC Story Covers during Necessary Evil. Not everyone was able to get their hands on these covers, but you can view them on our previous reviews to get the full story. This is a key issue in terms of resolving that lingering thread, and provides the Rangers with the next part of their quest. Unlike the previous two-issue “mini arc”, Power Rangers Issue 4 is bridging the story to the next chunk of issues.
I’m glad that the focus is back on finding the Empyreals, but I wish there was a greater sense of urgency or that we could see what they are up to in a tease. Events seem to be picking up though as we a cut to a familiar location in the Power Rangers Universe towards the end of the issue. Without giving anything away, I applaud both writer Ryan Parrott and artist Francesco Mortarino for leaning into the wackiness of Power Rangers. As always, the artwork is fantastic and continues to be my favorite aspect monthly for both series. The amount of detail and continuity of visuals from the end of Go Go Power Rangers is greatly appreciated, kudos to Mortarino for packing so much detail into these panels.
Power Rangers Issue 4 is a stepping stone to greater events coming down the path… but, I am ready to run.
Cover images below.