Power Rangers #1 by Ryan Parrott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Like Mighty Morphin #1, this is incredibly new reader un-friendly. Honestly, if I hadn’t been watching Power Rangers for years I’d have been completely lost. As it was, it took me a while to figure out these particular Rangers are Jason, Zack and Trini, who originally left to attend a peace conference in Switzerland (or after the actors’ contract negotiation went south…) and are now, apparently, the Omega Rangers, who’s been travelling through space.
They’ve returned to Earth to ask for Zordon’s help to track down a new enemy that wiped out the entire population of a planet. they think Lord Drakkon can help them, but Zordon refuses to release him (because it’s quite clear that he’s evil and that would be bad). So…well…you can guess what happens next…
Despite me having to figure out the back story as I read, I really enjoyed this. I particularly enjoyed the scene between Rocky and Jason, where Rocky worries that Jason sees him as a disappointment. The art is fantastic and I’ll definitely be staying to curse Drakkon’s inevitable betrayal….