POWER RANGERS #6 – The New Power Rangers have formed an uneasy alliance with Lord Drakkon…but now must trust Astronema and Ecliptor in order to survive. But do the would-be Princess of Evil and her mentor have something else planned for their new allies?
Who loves a good ol’ fashioned train heist? In keeping with the Wild West theme of the Planet Onyx, that’s exactly what you get in the newest issue of Power Rangers!
From the preview pages, Artist Simone Ragazzoni and colorist Igot Monti return from Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness to sum up the backstory of Astronema from that issue. This is framed as the story Ecliptor is describing to Trini from those events as well as connecting to Power Rangers In Space.
This was a fantastic set up for readers who may have missed that issue, but we are shown ‘the truth’ in the artwork. Astronema’s parents weren’t killed by Power Rangers, but the forces of Dark Specter. And the kids orphaned by these attacks are processed into his ever expanding army. Seriously… everyone needs to read ‘Heir to Darkness’.
While we won’t spoil the rest of the issue in this preview, the overall theme is the grey area between pure good and evil. While the Omega Rangers’ quest is noble… saving the universe… how far are they willing to go to do that? Teaming up with the forces of Drakkon and Dark Specter?
The standout character once again is Trini. Writer Ryan Parrott has really made her a force of leadership and the moral compass of the team ever since his Go Go Power Rangers days. She is easily one of my favorite characters in the whole run of the comics.
The Omega Rangers are getting closer to their goal, but how much are they willing to sacrifice for the greater good?
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