Will the Power Rangers be able to save Angel Grove from Lord Zedd and his Putty Primes? With Tommy’s life on the line, the rest of the team will have to rely on new allies with their own agenda. Meanwhile, past and present collide as another player finally reveals themselves and makes their move…
As we inch closer to Mighty Morphin Issue 10 and the return of Dan Mora with a Zordon focused story, more lore regarding the Zeo Crystal is shown in the first few pages of Mighty Morphin issue 8. At least… some Eltarian myths surrounding the crystal. Is Zeon in the story one of the original Morphin Masters? If so, it’s a great way to tie in the comics and what we’ve seen so far from Power Rangers Dino Fury.
Aside from that, the preview continues in the present with Tommy squaring off against the Megazord sized Putty Primes. With some help from Aisha, the issue has an explosive start. The situation flips pretty drastically back and forth for the rest of the issue. And while we won’t spoil anything, I really hope that we get some non-Ranger character beats from the fallout of this issue. In the past few issues, there have been a couple time skips that I think take away from the characters truly processing some of the events going on. I hope we get that in the next issue, before the Zordon standalone in Issue 10.
Writer Ryan Parrott really delivered by making Aisha a big part of this issue early on and has been doing a great job in fleshing out the Yellow Rangers for both series. Artist Marco Renna excels with the Zord battles and panel layouts. There’s also some unique panels with the fight scenes in this issue, particularly with Rocky fighting, that I found visually appealing.
Overall, Issue 8 ups the stakes in another power move from Zedd and continues to build for the event issue coming up. Definitely looking forward to see what happens next!
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