Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #2

by Ian B on July 27, 2016

Written by: Brenden Fletcher and Kelly Thompson

Art by: Daniele Di Nicuolo

Coloured by: Sarah Stern

Lettered by: Ed Dukeshire



In the previous issue, Kimberly is drawn to a small town in France to investigate several disappearances, her mother and step-father being among those missing. Upon her arrival, Kimberly learns that the town is being besieged by monsters. Out numbered and out powered, Kimberly contacts Zordon for aid, who returns to her a weakened version of her old Pink Ranger powers, the rest of the Rangers unfortunately being off planet. When she follows the monsters to their lair, she discovers that they are actually the residents of the town, turned into monsters by Goldar and another monster. Unfortunately, she arrives just in time to see her own mother become a monster as well.



This issue follows immediately after, with Kimberly escaping the monsters and retreating back to the town where she had come from. Realizing that she was still significantly outnumbered and outgunned, Kimberly formulates a new plan. While the Power Rangers may be out of contact right now, there are others that she can call on for help. She teleports to South America to meet up with Trini and Zack, now working to protect the environment. They agree to help, and all teleport back to France, Kimberly lending some of her pink power to them to allow them to morph. I really like the addition of Zack and Trini, characters that were less focused on in the show, and the clever thinking on Kimberly's part to solve the problem. If she can use her powers, why not recruit some of the other retired Rangers and share some of that power around? Added to some of the stuff that we have seen with Zack in the last issue of the main series, I'm really excited to see where this goes.



The art remains beautiful and highly stylized. I don't have much more to say about it with the exception of the new costumes, specifically Zacks. In my review of the last issue, I praised the new Pink Ranger costume, which incorporated black to break up some of the pink and white more. In this issue, I realized why the costume used black when Zack got his new costume. The Pink Ranger powers are weaker than usual, so aspects of their civilian clothes seem to be seeping through. For Kimberly, it was the black of her leather jacket, for Zack it is the hoodie that he was wearing becoming incorporated in the costume itself. I actually wasn't a huge fan of the hoodie until I made this realization, but now I'm kind of into it. It's a visual representation of their waning power, with pink highlights to represent the power coming from Kimberly, and I think as such is a neat way to give them a more interesting costume.



Ultimately I really liked this issue. Most of the issue was dedicated to re-introducing Trini and Zack, who, as a fan of the original series, were a welcome addition. Bringing together three less developed characters as well as showing what the teens get up to when they have grown up is an interesting way to go, and focusing on a villain that is acting on his own for the first time rather than following orders just builds further intrigue. While perhaps not as great a jumping on point for non-fans as the main series do to the references and call backs to the show, Power Rangers Pink none-the-less continues to create a very entertaining follow-up to the show that any fan would enjoy.

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