Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4

by Ian B on June 22, 2016

Written by: Kyle Higgins

Art by: Hendry Prasetya

Coloured by: Matt Herms

Lettered by: Ed Dukeshire



One of my favourite things about this series thus far is the emphasis on aspects that weren't really touched on as much during the show. We've seen more of the inside of the Zords, we've seen a little of the teen's home lives, how they train to battle the forces of evil, and in this issue we see the Zords acting independent of each other, something that was rarely seen in any Power Rangers series.



This issue starts where the last issue left off. Scorpina had taken control of the Dragonzord using a fake Dragon Dagger and was just beginning to rampage across the city. The Power Rangers race off to combat her in their own Zords, leaving Tommy behind out of fear that his hallucinations would once again get the better of him. The issue then essentially becomes one long fight, with the Rangers actually leaving their Zords separate for the majority of it, showcasing their individual abilities. The one major criticism that I would have for this issue would be the Rangers continued hostility towards Tommy. At this point, it just seems like it's dragging on while just talking itself in circles. It seems like every interaction between the Rangers boils down to the exact same argument, no one trusts Tommy and they're going to fight about it. This plot really needs to be resolved so that we can move on to other stories.



The art remains great, this issue in particular showing off the designs of the different Zords as well as what they can do. This issue also does a good job of showing you scale as you have several panels with people standing on or next to Zords, really showcasing the size of the machines.



Ultimately, this issue was good, but not to the same level as the previous issues. This one felt more like a bridge between two real issues, seeing the plot with the fake Dragon Dagger be resolved without really moving forward the overarching conflict between Tommy and the Rangers, which is already getting a bit stale. It would be in the series best interest to put that plot behind them relatively soon so that they can move on to bigger and better things.

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