Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 Review - Lost in Space Featuring The Power Rangers
Updated: May 10, 2020
• Simone Di Meo & Alessandro Cappuccio (Pencils)
• Jamal Campbell (Cover Artist)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 follows up in the immediate aftermath of the Shattered Grid story arc that recently ended. The previous storyline ended on such a crescendo that I almost wish that Shattered Grid was the series finale.
I'm happy to report that Issue #31 of MMPR picks up the ball and runs with it.
A group of Power Rangers led by Grace Sterling has been stranded in an unknown dimension with no way home, little power and even less access to the Morphin Grid. The adult Kimberly Hart (Pink Ranger) has also stranded. I'm not really all that well versed with Ranger Lore so I apologize for not knowing more details about all of the stranded rangers.
The lost rangers get a distress call from an abandoned pod and use their remaining power to teleport to the location. The Rangers arrive and quickly realize that they have walked into a trap set by what appears to be another Power Ranger.
The strength of this issue is the atmosphere. The optimism of the Rangers runs head first the reality of a situation that is practically hopeless. Grace Sterling is an inspired choice to lead this team. She was one of Zordon's original Power Rangers from the 60's. She lost her original team on the moon and vowed to never lose another group. Kim Hart is another great choice for this group. The present situation offers her a chance to further redeem herself.
The art is top notch and the rangers are all distinct. The landscapes are all distinct and the feeling of emptiness permeates throughout the issue.
The story doesn't miss a beat. It appears that the Shattered Grid follow-up will be just as equal in scope and scale to what we expect from this series which is actually hard to believe that the series has maintained this consistency for so long. Boom Studios continues to deliver.