Will the Power Rangers make the right choice and save Angel Grove? The battle of Angel Grove continues as the team grapples with a seemingly no-win scenario. Will they be able to defeat Lord Zedd and his surprising new ally, or will their home fall into chaos for good?
Mighty Morphin Issue 9 packs a lot of story into one issue, answering some questions I’ve had as a reader from early on in the beginning of the Unlimited Power arc. While not a super action-packed issue, this story delves into the consequences Billy has to face for lying to his team, the fallout of life after the dome surrounding Angel Grove and the imprisonment of Zelya/Candice at the hands of Lord Zedd.
All of this story is exactly what I had been wanting since my review of the last issue, and in rereading the past issues the 3-week time skip is no longer a problem for me.
As seen below, the preview tells another part of Zordon’s past as Zartus confers with a Bandorian to surround the Zeo Crystal with an incantation of the Fire of Truth. This explains more of the Zeo Crystal’s origins as seen in the episode ‘Master Vile and the Metallic Armor’. I love that we have an explanation of Bandora’s Palace from the sentai footage and what we already seen of the Zeo Crystal’s story in the Caves of Deception. More context to the lore of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be explored in next month’s Mighty Morphin Issue 10 featuring the return of Dan Mora for that issue.
Writer Ryan Parrott delivers many excellent character moments and humor in this issue, touching on all of the main players and side characters. Artist Marco Renna keeps the dialogue heavy issue balanced with great set pieces, interesting close ups and angles, and detailed character art. Walter Baimonte’s (and team’s) colors are bright, with some color gradient backgrounds and fills sprinkled in to emphasize emotion of the character speaking.
Mighty Morphin Issue 9 sets the stage for next month’s lore focused issue with answers people have been waiting for. A must read if you have been keeping up to date!
Cover images below.