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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32 Review

Updated: May 25, 2020

Marguerite Bennett (Author) • Simone Di Meo (Pencils)

Jamal Campbell (Cover Artists)

Walter Baiamonte, Francesco Segala (Colorist)

Boom Studios (Publisher) • Get it Now (Amazon)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32 continues the "Beyond the Grid" Story spinning out of last year's "Shattered grid". Our heroes manage to track down the rogue Ranger (Ellarien or Ari) that stole the power from their ship the last issue. There is a brief confrontation that is broken up the minions of the villain (Praetor). The combined might of the Rangers overwhelm the bad guy's. They decide to leave and presumably plot their next move.

I didn't hate this issue but I didn't enjoy this comic as much as I would have liked to. It probably works better if you have a deeper grasp of Power Ranger's lore than I do. For me, the Rangers have too many disparate plot threads and it appears that the comic is juggling too many characters at once.

I recognize the older Kimberly but aside from that I'm having a hard time latching on to the other characters and the comic does seems to want me to have already formed a connection to them.

Aside from that, the art didn't blow me away this time around. The early quieter scenes aboard the Power Rangers ship are pretty drab and this continues until we encounter Ari. The visual design for the new Ranger absolutely is stunning and marks a major contrast with the others.

The story is honestly a mixed bag and I find myself missing the original crew the further we get from Shattered grid. I hope they return soon. That's not to say that this story is bad. The issue does pick up toward the back half of the book. I'm just not completely on board as of yet.

Rating: 7.5/10

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