Written by Ryan Parrott
Art by Dan Mora, Raúl Angulo, and Ed Dukeshire
Published by BOOM! Studios
Release Date: August 30, 2017

Thrown into a terrible situation, the rangers must pull together and find a way out before Rita Repulsa destroys them all in this latest issue of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers!

Parrott has made some pretty great moments. I like the date scene thought bubbles in the beginning, they feel realistic. I like that the rangers to take a beat to think about the proposition Rita makes for them.

While all the main characters are interesting and have some nuance to them, I feel like a little bit more could be added. I love the odd friendships that are around. I think Zack and Billy’s friendship especially is just sort of adorable. I like how such different people are so down to hang out with one another. Also, Matt. Matt is fantastic and I feel so bad that his friends and girlfriend can’t treat him better.

I can’t help but wonder why some of the villains do what they do, though. Maybe it’s because this series is my first of the Power Rangers comics that have been coming out recently, but why in the world does Rita even want earth? Where is she even from? How did she get her motley crew together? How did she inspire them to follow her? Why did she leave her world to set out on planetary conquest?

I’m also sort of confused as to how in the world the outcasts of all people are the ones bullying other students. Do Bulk and friend even have any leverage or power? What even drives their bullying in the first place? What is there motivation if there’s no peer pressure or real need to do so when they seem alienated as is? I sort of hope some of these questions are answered in the coming issues.

Mora’s art in this issue is spectacular. The facial expressions he draws work so perfectly, especially during the date. The detail of the carnival as well is just beautiful. The parking lot scene is really well drawn as well. I like the subtle details of distant cars and buildings, I like that it feels like Mora has thought about what goes into a scene like that.

Angulo’s coloring is great. It feels a bit on the nose with how all the rangers are color-coordinated, but I guess it does have this nice level of campiness that harkens back to that good ol’ 90s nostalgia.

I’d say read it. If you like Power Rangers or are just curious about the series, check it out. It won’t hurt you and I feel like this is the kind of series that can just get exponentially better over time.

The Verdict: 9.0/10


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