THIS WEEK’S HIT: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #26.
I’m cheating, this came out last week, but let me live. If you aren’t caught up on this, I’m gonna do my best to avoid spoiling what may very well be the event-series of the year, already.
Something is wrong with the Morphin’ Grid, and it’s affecting space-time, and ranger teams across all times and realities. Lord Drakkon, naturally, is the one behind all this because he is villain M.V.P., truly. He’s a genuine piece of shit. It’s wonderful.
Now, depending on your affection and knowledge regarding various incarnations of power rangers, this series will affect you differently. I am overwhelmed with how well this is going, but even if you just dig the series, you’ll like this. I think so. The reason I say that is because events need ONE thing to success above all else, and that’s stakes. I need to believe what I’m seeing is a matter of importance. I need to feel this is an event and not just a unit-shifting marketing ploy. Surprise, surprise, Higgins captures that perfectly. There are some moments containing such emotional heft that kinda hit me pretty hard, and really hammered home how dire this situation is.
I cannot emphasise enough how much Higgins loves what he does with this franchise. It oozes off each page, each line of dialogue. I said when I reviewed the first issue that he treats this mythology and these characters seriously, without making it grimdark. It’s still heavy, it has weight, but it feels like a legitimate power rangers adventure with a lot more development than you’d get in a show. I do miss Hendry Prasetya on art, but Daniele Di Nicuolo fits like Ace Ventura in a parking spot.
It was spinning wheels for a bit, but this series has found its footing once more and, yet again, reaffirms its place as one of the very best comic books available right now.
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