Scorpina has taken over the Dragonzord, the team can’t fully trust Tommy in the field, Tommy can’t trust his own mind, and they better figure themselves out quickly or Angel Grove is done for. Might Morphin Power Rangers #4 has set the stage for a blowoff battle of epic proportions.
Some major shake-ups to the fighting formula were done to this issue. A decent amount of time spent fighting with the separate Dinozords, and Rita really shook things up by sending not one, but three monsters at the same time. To her defense she was asleep for 10,000 years, hadn’t had her coffee yet. This issue is what the preview promised and us Ranger fans had been clamoring for in the previous three issues. From the start we have imminent danger and our Rangers have no time to think and only time to morph. A refreshing aspect of this issue was the culmination of what I feared could just turn into The Green Ranger Show feat. the rest of the team maybe if there’s space left. The Green Ranger storyline not only wraps up for the most part, but transitions well into a new threat the team will have to deal with as a whole.
Hendry Prasetya and Matt Herms have been to Power Rangers what Fiona Staples and Veronica Fish were to Archie comics. It’s a franchise that looks revitalized by the looks of the team, updating their outfits and playing with their civilian wardrobes while maintaining the character traits that makes each one recognizable. From the beginning of this issue, all the art elements shine right through. A impactful opening panel of the Dragonzord rising from the depths of the ocean and showing in great detail the sizeable danger that cruise ship is in. There are some shots and interactions of the team without their suits. As good as Prasetya and Herms are at showing character reactions to the possible disaster they’re facing, they are that much better with a fully morphed Power Rangers. Details on the suits are never lost between panels, as well as the actions taken by all the Zords and monsters.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 is action packed to the gills and has brought me back dying to know what happens next.
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