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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Vol. 3 (BOOM! Studios, 2015; #8-12)

If you haven’t read my previous thoughts on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, I recommend starting there.  This volume is more of the same in the best possible ways.

  • This might—and I say “might” because I don’t know that there’s a definitive answer yet—establish a Power Rangers multiverse, which is an idea I am very into now.
  • There is a wonderful scene between Billy and Goldar that may be my favorite part of the book.
  • Higgins and Prasetya cram a ton of references to Power Rangers history into this arc.  (Ninjor!)
  • My only issue with this series is the way it is collected:  four-issue trades don’t move the story along very much, especially when every fifth issue is a one-shot focusing on a different ranger.
  • Prasetya and Herms kill it on the series’s regular issues.
  • Jonathan Lam and Joana Lafuente turn in bright, cartoony art for #10 that would be right at home in one of the contemporary Archie comics—it’s a good fit for Billy’s story.

I need more of this book in my life.  If you grew up a fan of Power Rangers, there is no question whether you should check this book out.  Do it.

Collected in

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Vol. 3 (#8-12)


Writer: Kyle Higgins | Artists: Hendry Prasetya (9, 11-12), Jonathan Lam (10) | Colorists: Matt Herms (9, 11-12), Joana Lafuente (10) | Letterer: Ed Dukeshire | Covers: Goñi Montes | Designer: Jillian Crab | Assistant Editor: Matthew Levine | Associate Editor: Alex Galer | Editor: Dafna Pleban

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