As Jason tries to hunt down his missing teammates, Tommy and Billy uncover a truth that will change everything.
When thinking about the review for this issue right after reading it, I was presented with a conundrum. I went onto Facebook and asked fellow comic writers for Monkeys Fighting Robots the following question: “What’s the best way to write up a review which essentially boils down to, ‘I almost wet myself with excitement because it was good.’” The group’s response was to simple repeat my question in the article. So, yes, this issue was so beyond enjoyable that I almost wet myself because of just how awesome it was.
This issue features a war to end all wars as the origin behind Lord Drakkon is fully revealed. The Power Rangers came together to fight against Rita and all her forces in an intense climactic battle. It’s incredible to witness. At the same time, the series clings to mature elements previously introduced, showing Tommy and Billy’s parents at a rally begging for the return of their children.
So much emotion is achieved through one single issue. This feels like the point writer Kyle Higgins has been working towards the entire time. To lead to an incredible moment where he could show the Power Rangers engaging in a life or death battle, utilizing every resource they had at their disposal.
This issue wouldn’t have been nearly as good without fantastic art backing it up. The team of Hendry Prasetya on illustrations and Matt Herms on colors bring their best to this issue. The most memorable moment results in a gorgeous two page splash with the Rangers and their allies on one side and all their enemies on the other. It’s one of those panels that you wish you could get framed and put on a wall.
In summary, to quote fellow writer Wesley Messer, “You will buy this now. You go buy it and thank me later with cookies.” This issue is simply amazing and continues to represent the quality this series has to offer. Also, if you’re curious, I love soft chocolate chip cookies.