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Advance Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0
by Kyle Higgins, Hendry Prasetya, Matt Herms and Ed Dukeshire

BOOM! Studios takes its turn at the Power Rangers license and they have give it a morphenomenal start. In this “first” issue you get a small scale version of what Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR) story would be told as with modern sensibilities.  The issue starts effectively midway through the show after Tommy has joined the group and hits the major beats of a Power Rangers story. The teens have a dilemma, a monster attacks and they fight it off. The story may seem simple but Kyle Higgins injects enough depth, some subtle meta references and a cool tactical fight sequence that make this comic worth reading. On the art side, the teens themselves kind of look generic  but the details added to the Ranger’s suits, the Zords and the villains make up for it immensely. The colours are vibrant but not overbearing. Overall, it’s a good quick story that sets up a bit of back-story and sets what the main comic run will be about. It feels like Higgins and Prasetya have a passion and decent knowledge of the source material. It takes the series into serious territory while having some levity and keeping to the spirit of the series; making it a good read for MMPR fans or if you just want to relive some of that MMPR nostalgia. Also included at the end of the issue are two quickies The Adventures of Bulk and Skull that offers the silly and crazy scheme humour from the titular characters and What Time Is It? that has a classic style Power Rangers fight.

- Andrew Nelson-Mendez (@frigimonfanatic)


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