Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #1

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #1

Writer: Brendan Fletcher, Kelly Thompson Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: June 1, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 1
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We're so thrilled by the response to our Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series that we wanted to focus on some of the individual Rangers and let them shine in their own stories. First up is a series centered around Kimberly Hart, the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger, and who better than Batgirl and Gotham Academy writer Brenden Fletcher and A-Force and Jem and the Holograms writer Kelly Thompson to bring it to us!

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jun 9, 2016

    A perfect blend of character and action brought to you by a team of brilliant creators. It's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and then some. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Rizuki Ann Jun 27, 2016

    At some point from her Power Ranger departure, Kim learned to ride a motorcycle which I findso cool. I mean, if she could drive around a giant flying mech, a motorcycle should be no big deal. It's great to see her karate and fighting skills haven't wavered " maybe were even increased with her training for the games. She still said her typical, clich, '90s-style sayings during her fighting ""Eat feet, black lagoon rejects!"" and it's so true to character that you can hear Amy Jo's voice as you read along. It was even good to see Goldar again, regardless of his potential plans that are yet to be revealed. We're just going to need to wait until next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Marshall Bruno May 31, 2016

    For collectors of Ranger stuff, or those who just want to read a great superhero story about a female lead who isn't sexualized at all (another great point for BOOM! Studios here), this is the story to pick up. If you're turned off by the idea of Power Rangers, thinking them too childish or retro to be relevant, pick this up anyway. You'll quickly find that your previous conceptions of the series are no longer the case. This series, while still Young Adult friendly, isn't the kids show you grew up with. It's setting itself up to be an awesome story all it's own. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jun 2, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 gives a the first Pink Ranger a real edge and is more compelling than many of the original series' episodes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Stefania Rudd Jun 3, 2016

    After getting a taste of the adventure that Kimberly is about to embark upon, I'm really looking forward to adding this mini-series to my list of regular books. With the strong creative team of Fletcher, Thompson, Di Nicuolo, and Stern to guide her along, it is most certainly Morphin' Time indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jun 1, 2016

    I can't recommend MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: PINK #1 enough. The story is welcoming to new readers hungry for a well-written female protagonist, while at the same time acknowledging long-running loose ends from the series in a way that die-hard fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jun 1, 2016

    "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink" #1 is a great start fora Kimberly Hart story that needed to be told. Fans of the original television series and those reading the current comic book series will find so much to love here. This is a vibrant book with lots of action, witty dialogue and a true sense of adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jun 6, 2016

    A seriously fantastic book that anyone could enjoy and that everyone should seek out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Project-Nerd - Lee Jun 14, 2016

    This is a great start to the story and a very personal one for the main character, Kimberly. I, for one, look forward to seeing what happens next and would urge anyone who has a soft spot, not just for the Power Rangers but also for well produced comics, to check this out. This mature take on the Power Rangers Boom! Studios is giving us with this and the main title is some of the best tie-in material I've read for years, and there's plenty more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jun 8, 2016

    Power Rangers: Pink #1 is an exhilarating reinvention of one of the series' classic characters. There really was an electric feeling surrounding my first read of the issue. It feels almost like a middle-of-the-road title from a beautiful future where comics are universally good and female protagonists are written with power and respect. Of course, like many books that so thoroughly blow you away, it loses something on subsequent reads, flaws becoming a little more apparent, but there's no denying that this is an impressive debut. If you're a fan of Boom!'s Power Rangers or Fletcher's Black Canary I strongly recommend giving this book a shot. It's pretty freakin' Morphinominal. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 31, 2016

    Though lapsed fans or folks whose first experience with the Rangers is the ongoing might find themselves a little lost for a page or two, MMPR: Pink #1 is a solid and slightly spooky first issue that's sure to hook you in for what promises to be a great solo story about a fan-favorite ranger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Jun 1, 2016

    Thanks to a bold new direction and an insurgent creative team, this is definitely not your senpai's Pink Ranger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Juggernautze Jun 3, 2016

    Despite my reservations going into the mini series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 far exceeded my expectations. Despite a week of very important issues coming out with the first few Rebirth issues, may have been the most enjoyable book I read. I would easily recommend this book to any fans of the original television series, anyone reading Boom Studio's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, or even anyone looking for a great new series with a strong female protagonist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 4, 2016

    Kimberly is written well, and it's exciting to see a Power Ranger go solo. There's a touch of the generic, I will admit. Creepy town, monsters, the hero being awesome and action-packed with nothing getting in her way. But the story is written well enough, and the art is great. This is a really solid start for a solo Power Rangers outing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AVN Today - Tamala Jun 6, 2016

    Besides the predictably and continuity issues, I am still very interested in continuing this comic. It is interesting for someone to tackle a new story that has never been explored past a "Dear John" letter (a reference to the show for you fans out there), and I want to see how long the Pink Ranger will be on her own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Jun 1, 2016

    MMPR: Pink #1 is just fun and ridiculous just like the TV series I grew up with all those years ago, except a little bit more developed and structured. It's nice to see a Power Ranger get a solo book that isn't the White, Green or Red Ranger and Kimberly is a very likable character. By all means it's not perfect as the story line is a little bit cliche and some might not really appreciate what it is, but if you're a Power Rangers fan or you're just looking for a casual fun book"MMPR Pink #1 should be fine. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Faye Kelts May 31, 2016

    I appreciated the artwork and coloring, but wasnt wowed by all of the characters. But the net is that I want to keep reading, which is certainly the point of any introduction to a series, so its definitely a success. I look forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 1, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1 does a solid job of setting the stage for further solo-centric titles down the line, Brenden Fletcher and Kelly Thompson introducing a Kimberly that's true to form but still unique. The book's uncertain timeline and heavy reliance on knowledge of the source material bog it down at times, but a clear voice and great art ultimately proves the difference. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Dave Pecci Jun 5, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink #1feels a little short, all though it transitions into the panels for some great pacing. I feel the end of the issue could have given us more content. Instead at the end of the comewe get advertisements and a preview of Lumberjanes Gotham Academy. I loved the comic's illustrations and loved the Power Ranger cameos and the way Kimberley is portrayed. However, without revealing too much, I feel the twist isn't that shocking or unique. Pink #1 offers us a great glimpse to the lives of one of our favorite Rangers but if you aren't a fan of the series you may find it lacking. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jun 1, 2016

    If you weren't sure why the Pink Ranger was getting her own solo series or think that she didn't need one, then you really need this. It's the perfect mix of nostalgia while updating it to be more modern and serious. This new version is a breath of fresh air for fans of the original series who could struggle to watch it with how cheesy it can be. Kimberly is a great female hero in this. She has so much agency, she takes charge and jumps head first into battle. She is both emotional but calm enough to plan ahead and fight smart. If you don't know much about the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger mythos, there might be a few things that get a little lost on you, but you should be able to catch on fairly easy. Power Rangers: Pink is just a great ride from start to finish and a perfect first issue to launch this mini solo series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 1, 2016

    Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Pink #1 is a solid showing for fans of the original Pink Ranger. It expands on what Kimberly was up to after she left the team and it's a lot of fun in its own way, backed by good artwork. However, there are a lot of little problems and issues that keep piling up in the writing and storytelling, detracting from the overall experience. I can still recommend the comic, but don't expect it to be as good as the main book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jun 1, 2016

    As we finish this issue, the series stands at a bit of a crossroads. Depending on how the story progresses, this could be definitely a book to watch, and has the potential to be up there with other IP books like IDW's Ghostbusters. For the time being however, I'm remaining cautiously optimistic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 6, 2016

    "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink" #1 is aimed squarely at existing fans of the franchise, as Fletcher and Thompson assume previous knowledge of things like Alpha 5, Goldar and Zordon as well as Kimberly's accessories and powers. The storytelling isn't strong enough to stand on its own yet, though the writing is sharper and brighter when Fletcher and Thompson focus on Kim's voice and don't hew quite so closely to the conventions of the original live-action show. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Jun 1, 2016

    Not surprisingly, this issue did read very much like a recent Batgirl comic and there are similarities in the portrayal of this Kimberly Hart and Barbara Gordon during her time in Burnside. However, since the original Power Rangers hold a special place in my childhood, I like how this comic expands on stories from the original show. While the regular Power Rangers title from Boom is focusing heavily on the Green Ranger during his early days with the team, it's fun to read some "lost stories" like this issue. This is by no means essential reading and it does feel like a backup story. As a limited series, it should be fine. I just can't see this title becoming a mainstay in Boom's lineup. I am a little confused on how Kimberly can still morph into the Pink Ranger, didn't she pass her power coin to Kat after she left the team?

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