Comics/Graphic Novels

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 Comic Book Review

If you haven’t been keeping up with my previous posts on The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics then let me fill you in. This is a series for fans and non fans of The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. If you watched it as a kid then you’re going to love the revamp and the updates and  if you are new to the series then this is the perfect place to start. Basically an evil witch is attempting to conquer Earth and in steps the Power Rangers; a group of 5 teenagers gifted with super human abilities, high tech weapons and giant dinosaur robots. The comics pick off roughly half way through the first season of the original series after the formerly evil sixth Green Ranger has just joined the team. Tensions are high and we are beginning to see the problem with child soldiers, especially super powered ones, they may not be fully equipped to deal with the realities of war, terrestrial or extra terrestrial that is.

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A major theme in Power Rangers has always been friendship and this issue delves into that by showing what a few kind words can mean, it’s something that really strikes a chord with me in how our actions can affect others in negative ways, even if we never intended it but in the end a few kind words can repair all the damage, it’s sentimental but it’s powerful stuff. Though the series is more than sentimentality as BOOM! Studios have further expanded the personalities and roles of all The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in this case we get to not only see the Rangers fighting in Italy but we get to see the inner group dynamics and how they play out.

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Once again this is a much more realistic view on The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers  and it continues to suck me in and I really can’t wait to see what happens next.

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