Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

Darryll Robson Darryll Robson
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April 6th, 2016

Lifetime reader of comics and fan of Planet of the Apes. When the two combine I can barely contain myself. Image, Boom and Titan comics fight for shelf space with Doctor Who DVDs.

Review: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2
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On April 6, 2016
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Summary:

The second issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a triumphant success for the franchise and credit is due to the creators and Boom Studios!

Price:
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Reviewed by:
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4
On April 6, 2016
Last modified:April 7, 2016

Summary:

The second issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a triumphant success for the franchise and credit is due to the creators and Boom Studios!

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ComiConverse Contributor Darryll Robson reviews the continuing saga of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as seen by Boom Studios! Creators. It is old school Ranger action all the way.

The second issue of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers eases the reader into the story before picking up the cliff-hanger from issue one. It is an action packed, tension building narrative.

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There is an atmospheric opening to this issue with Billy tinkering in the depths of the Dragonzord, accompanied by the talkative Trini. He is trying to work out why Tommy lost his ability to control the mammoth sea beast but also uses it as an excuse to look at the general workings of the newest Zord in their arsenal. Basically, the tech boy does not trust the new tech. The link between Tommy and Rita is a bond that has Billy worried but Trini is a lot more trusting. As she points out, Tommy has a lot more in common with the Rangers than he does with Rita.

This commonality is demonstrated in the very next scene where Tommy is face to face with Scorpina, weapons unsheathed, in his own home. To protect his mother, and the neighbourhood, Tommy transporters himself and the intruder out into the middle of nowhere before the fight can begin. A Power Ranger action if ever there was one. He then suits up in a spectacular series of panels that will take the reader straight back to their younger Power Ranger viewing days. The moment is somehow a little bit cheesy and magnificent at the same time. Your inner child will love it, as she/he will love the proceeding fight scene full of over the top action and verbal posturing.

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Credit: Boom Studios

The Green Ranger does not fight alone for long and when help turns up the writer and artist both have fun with the Rangers in a melee. Kyle Higgins also uses this fight scene to make two very important narrative points. First, that Rita desperately wants Tommy to fight because in doing so he unwillingly releases Green Chaos energy that the villains can collect.

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Second, Tommy has yet to prove himself as part of the Ranger team, something that makes him uncomfortable around them but is not something that the others, in the fight at least, seem to care about. Outside of the fight is a different matter however as is demonstrated during Scott

Mighty Morphine Power Rangers #2

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The second issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a triumphant success for the franchise and credit is due to the creators and Boom Studios!

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