Ask any 90s kid to list off the best things of the decade and, without fail, Power Rangers is going to make an appearance on that list. That and Pokemon, but only one of them is about to get a brand new ongoing series from Boom! Studios.
Issues zeroes are always a strange thing. They’re prologues. They’re scene setters. Some would call them unnecessary. Especially when it comes to a brand as engrained in pop culture as Power Rangers once was. But hey, it gives us an excuse to catch up with those mighty morphin’ teenagers.
Beginning with a terrifying vision of fallen Rangers at the hands of Rita Repulsa and a Green Ranger clearly under her spell, it’s no wonder that when we flash to Tommy down on earth, there’s something on his mind. With a spectral Rita still whispering in his ear, he just isn’t himself around the other. But from a fan’s point of view, the gang’s all here; Jason, Billy, Kimberly, Zack and Trini, it’s like it’s the next day of class for fans.
So much so, you know the drill: Rita has a brand new monster moulded and sent down to cause havoc. “It’s morphin’ time!” Megazords show up, it’s 100% fan service re-introduction.
But then there’s Rita again, in Tommy’s ear. With Zordon locking our story into a continuity by saying Tommy is the newest member of the team, following his recent “defection”, it’s a very interesting point to jump on the timeline of the original Rangers.
With the cartoony bonus of “The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk & Skull” as well as the additional “What Time Is It?!” battle with Goldar, this is heavy duty fan service, but will hopefully act as an exciting gateway for newcomers, once issue one lands in March.
3 out of 5 Nerds