Tommy Oliver continues his struggle to kick Rita out of his mind and instead of rest, he gets a visit from Scorpina, who wants the Green Ranger power coin back. Billy is checking on the Dragonzord to see what went wrong (check issue #0), and the other three are being the perfect teens Angel Grove wants them to be! That’s until Zordon calls, and it’s Morphin time! The pace has picked up in this issue, considerably so since last issue. The story is defining its traits little by little. As I read this issue there was more story unravelling without revealing too much, and it allowed me to pull on the threads of what I already know from the fallout of the Green With Evil story in the Rangers, the loss of his Morphin power and possibly in the future… the dawn of the White Ranger? This is all speculation, of course. The great thing is that this issue allowed for that which makes it a vast improvement from the series’ debut. I won’t actually be in true bliss until I get a Lost Galaxy Ranger series.... wishful thinking. The characters flow a lot better this issue. They are not boxed into the labels the show put them and took a long time to develop. Billy’s concern that the addition of another martial arts expert like Tommy could undermine him as a Ranger shows a character development the show took three seasons to achieve. Kim and Jason bonding lets the reader know how much he shares the leadership with anyone in the team, and Tommy has had more doubt in his mind thanks to Rita than ever before. All character were strong, well-rounded and remained true to the essence of what makes them relatable to the fans.
Prasetya can show some beautiful massive Zords and his action sequences are pure eye candy. The splash page of the Dragonzord in the bottom of the ocean rivals the variant cover itself of this issue, and lets the reader know they’re in for some wonderfully detailed backgrounds and Power Ranger ass kicking galore. Hendry Prasetya continues to wonderfully contrast the uniforms of the Rangers to the backgrounds, even the civilian clothes are lovely to look at, never dull or over representing who is which Ranger. Backups by Steve Orlando and Corin Howell are a nice breather from the tension built in this issue of Power Rangers.
Issue #2 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a return to the story issue #0 promised on, as I think about the future issues, I am excited for the payoff this arc will have and the future issues if this series.
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Hendry Prasetya Colorist: Matt Herms Publisher: BOOM! Studios Price: $3.99 Release Date: 4/6/16 Format: Ongoing; Print/Digital