Review: ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ #8: High Tension

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The world is on lockdown. The Dinozords, now under the Black Dragon’s control, are stationed around the globe invoking Rita’s word as law. With the Rangers left powerless, Rita calls upon Tommy to make the ultimate sacrifice or risk Angel Grove’s survival.

Writing

A lot happens in the issue which helps to expand the story and keeps the tension steady from previous issues. First, Bulk and Skull’s blog makes a reappearance as a framing device to show just how bad the situation has become. The military forces of the world can’t deal with the threat of the Dinozords, which are now under Rita’s control, and attempt to blow them up. This idea alone of governments around the world working to have to fight against the Power Rangers is a truly unique concept, and writer Kyle Higgins should really take a bow for introducing it.

Also, Zack and Tommy finally bury their grudge. It’s good too see them coming to terms with what happened and trying to move on from it. Important character moments like this is what makes the comic so entertaining. Now if they can only work on wrapping up this first storyline and introducing more elements from the Power Rangers mythology, this series will continue to be a must read.

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Artwork

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Once again the effect work really steals the issue. Hendry Prasetya is able to use different colors to make graphics which would never have been possible on the actual show. The holographic display monitors are particularly appealing and help to showcase the advance technology the team has at its disposal.

Conclusion

The action and drama are at a high point, but as the story continues, it’s time to ask how long it will last. This book has the potential to continue telling great stories with these characters for a long time. From here, fans need only hope a satisfying ending is delivered, but given what has happened so far, they don’t have to worry about much.

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Anthony Wendelhttp://www.thegiganticproject.com
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.