The New Power Rangers are attacked by the young assassin known as Astronema, one of the most popular characters in franchise history! Meanwhile, Lord Drakkon and Trini face off against one of the greatest Power Rangers villains ever – with a shocking conclusion!
Power Rangers Issue 5 advances the journey of the Omega Rangers into familiar territory – the planet Onyx. Teased in the previous issue, Onyx has been seen and mentioned in previous Power Rangers series most notably in Power Rangers In Space.
A lot of lore is established in this issue which expands the universe of the show and what we already know of Planet Onyx. There is a very surprising set of new characters introduced, aside from those mentioned in the issue’s description, which will make sense for longtime Power Rangers fans. Without giving anything away, I was VERY happy to see another perspective of established lore. There are also more answers about the mystery surrounding the Empyreals which is very satisfying for upcoming issues.
Ryan Parrott delivers on his promise that Power Rangers will expand familiar elements from the show. I think this issue was the one I was waiting for because after reading it, my mind wandered to all of the possibilities this series could explore. Artist Francesco Mortarino keeps getting better with action and details of characters. For this issue, I was particularly impressed with the panel layouts and how they changed during the action scenes.
This month is an exciting time for Power Rangers fans since the events of this issue and the past of Astronema will be explored in two weeks with Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness. It’s time to catch up if you haven’t!
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