Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #0

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #0

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Mairghread Scott Artist: Daniel Bayliss, Hendry Prasetya Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 7
8.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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What's to Love: The Power Rangers franchise is a true multi-generational, worldwide franchises. With its flashy costumes, mecha Zords, and-at its core-a story of superpowered teens who fight against evil alien forces, the Power Rangers are a pop-culture phenomenon that has continued to resonate with fans for over 20 years. As a new film gets ready for release in 2017, we, as huge Power Rangers fans ourselves, are excited to produce a modern Power Rangers comic featuring the characters of the original Mighty Morphin series.

What It Is: It's Morphin Time! The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers make their BOOM! Studios comic debut in this kick-off #0 issue that sets the stage for the rest of the series. After escaping Rita Repulsa's mind control, Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, joins up with the rest of the Power Rangers to combat her never-ending evil plans. Any semblance of a normal life is gone for Tommy now, but with his newfound family there lies hope for a brighter path. Inc

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jan 13, 2016

    The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back in a big way, there's no one to stop them and with the backing of a mainstream comic book publisher behind them, the possibilities are endless. March can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Feb 16, 2016

    I'm totally biased and I'm not gonna lie. To me personally this is a 5 star book because its the freakin power rangers! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Major Spoilers - David Luzader Jan 14, 2016

    A fresh take on an old franchise, theres still a lot of energy and story left in the original Power Rangers team Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Jan 15, 2016

    I wanted to be excited for a new Power Rangers comic book, but kept my expectations in check. That I loved a franchise in my younger days does not mean a reboots creators understand how to grow a series alongside me. Yet clearly Higgins does, who in a single debut issue dispelled any and all doubts Id harbored. Alongside Presetya and Bayliss hes created what has immediately become one of my most anticipated new series of the year. Go Go Power Rangers! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jan 12, 2016

    Long time fans of the franchise, as well as anyone that hada pulse in 1994, is certain to adore Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #0.However, the truly impressive feat is that these creators have managed to turn the Mighty Morphin' era of the Power Rangersfranchise into something that can appreciated and adored by the completely uninitiated. This zero-issue may not be perfect, but neither was the television show. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #0is the perfect gateway into this beloved universe. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Jan 12, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 doesn't break the wheel as it tries to reinvent it. It's a contemporary take without being considered "dark" or "gritty" like that fan film last year. Higgins and Prasetya take into consideration what fans appreciate about the series and leaves the cheese behind, but still hang on to what Ranger fans know and love about these teens with attitude. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman Jan 13, 2016

    Alright. So I clearly have a lot of nostalgia for the Power Rangers. But was it good? I think so. This isn't a groundbreaking comic, but it certainly is fun on every page. It will hit all the right notes for fans of the series and might make you want to fire up the episodes for a rewatch. Sometimes, revisiting the past can make you grimace as you try to remember why you liked the thing you did, butMighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 does none of that. This is a solid book. Gorgeous art, killer fight scenes…it all comes rushing back in the best way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle Jan 14, 2016

    All in all, this issue is surprisingly impressive. Across the three stories presented here, the creators have taken all the best aspects of Power Rangers and injected them with a sense of fun, of life and brought them into the 21st Century in a way that shows haven't been able to do in years. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Michael Moccio Jan 18, 2016

    If Mighty Morphin Power Rangers shows us nothing else, it's that there's room for superhero stories that aren't bogged down with being too dark or gritty. At its heart, the story of the Power Rangers"in both the television series and in this comic book"is one of teamwork and hope. With Higgins framing the series' starting point with Tommy looking to earn redemption and acceptance from when he was under Rita's thrall, those themes become all too important. Higgins sets the series up nicely to start in March in the final pages of this zero issue, revealing a monster that's rumored to be the main villain of the reboot film. If this first issue is any indication, the rest of the series will do the source material justice. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Jan 13, 2016

    With a mixture of action scenes that lovingly invoke the spirit of the classic series and a character-focused approach to storytelling, if this issue doesn't having you humming the theme song by the end, then it is clear that you have no soul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Lee May 24, 2016

    To round it off, this is a series I've been waiting for without knowing it–for years. It gives me a mature, complex version of a universe I fell in love with as a child and updates it. This is for new fans and old fans alike, and I think it'll be a great series if the quality here continues. I will definitely continue to read this series for as long as it runs. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jan 12, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 did exactly what a zero issue should, introduce us to the product in an engaging manner, whilst leaving a smooth jumping on point come #1. The creative team also give us some exciting events, with the back-up stories also giving plenty that will appeal to fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 9, 2016

    I really liked this look at what we can expect from Kyle Higgins' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  The story is a clever little update that is subtle in it's changes because it is obvious how much Higgins knows and enjoys the source material.  While I am not a Power Rangers scholar, I did notice enough to say that this book isn't exactly new user friendly.  Sure, if you are looking for a fun teenaged superhero book, you can do a whole lot worse, but this is obviously set up for fans of the franchise first and foremost.   Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Jan 18, 2016

    While the sheer number of stories makes this an issue better suited to its Zero issue status than a full debut, each one has something charming, different, and honest to say about the Power Rangers brand. With more space in future installments, the few significant flaws, such as tepid characterization and rushed fights, seem destined to give way to a series uniquely able to answer the range and passion that MMPR has inspired over the years. Overall, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #0 is a fantastic tribute to the series that ignited a phenomenon, able to honor what came before while updating it for the modern day. It brings the drama and scale that captured countless childhood imaginations back for an unironic reminder of exactly why that was that will excite a fan of the series, regardless of age. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 13, 2016

    “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” #0 is a very solid prelude to the series that gets it's #1 issue released in March. This will tie people over until then. For fans of the original series, this is going to be a joy to read. It really captures the essence of the series while updating things to 2016. It continues the standard of good licensed comics that series like “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “The X-Files” have set. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jan 11, 2016

    If youre wondering if this series is worth your time, the answer is yes. Issue Zero offers a little glimpse of things to come and its looking like the future is very bright for the Power Rangers. Its Morphin Time, indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jan 12, 2016

    Most adult fans of the original series will like this more for nostalgia and for the chance to expand on their childhood. The downside is that newer Power Rangers fans probably won't like it as much. Me, I'm absolutely loving what I'm seeing so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 13, 2016

    Get pumped, Rangers fans. You know what time it is. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Jgalette Jan 13, 2016

    I highly recommend picking up this zero issue and frankly, I'm really looking for the #1 in March. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 16, 2016

    Take the Power Rangers of my youth and treat them as people first, superheroes second. If that's what this series is going to be about, then sign me up. That's literally my childhood day dreams come to life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Jan 16, 2016

    The Power Rangers are drawn in full out action poses as the Putties attack. The Megazord and Dragonzord battle Goldar it looks as if evil is out numbered today. Nice setup for the battle to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Mr. H Jan 18, 2016

    This moved very quickly but at 14 pages, I wasn't expecting too much in substance. It's like the trailer for a big movie. The creative team gives you just enough to want to see more in the future. It worked. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flip Geeks - Love Zenarosa Feb 1, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0 kicks ass especially if you are an old fan. It is promising and something refreshing coming from BOOM! Studios. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 14, 2016

    The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers appear in good hands with Higgins and Prasetya on board. Their #0 issue finds a good balance between old school nostalgia and a more modernized take, with a solid new mystery developing alongside a familiar story. The issue's limited page count doesn't allow for a full exportation of what's to come, but it definitely does its job in eliciting excitement for the series' upcoming debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jan 14, 2016

    MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #0 is a must-read for fans of the franchise. While the B-Stories may seem superfluous, the A-Story from Higgins and Praysetya does a great job of setting up their upcoming MMPR series. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jan 7, 2016

    A fun read wither you were a fan of the tv series or not, though prior knowledge as to who the characters are will help with this reboot to the series. Good art helps bring the series to life. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 12, 2016

    The action sequences will rock you and fans of the Green Ranger are in for a treat! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Project-Nerd - Jarrod Jan 13, 2016

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I'm interested enough to check out the first issue. And it doesn't hurt that there's a great team working onMighty Morphin Power Rangers.But if you're an old fan, a newish fan, or just a fan in general, you will want to pick up this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Dallas Fitzgerald Jan 16, 2016

    If you are a Power Rangers superfan that is on the fence about this title, buy this book. If you have nostalgic memories of this series and want to relive them, buy this book. If you're looking for something akin to IDW's TMNT that takes the franchise in bold new directions while skirting the familiar, you probably want to wait for a few more issues to come out to avoid disappointment. I would've said the same thing about IDW's TMNT early in the run, though, so take it with a grain of salt. I know I am. I feel like it could score higher for a diehard fan, but I'm trying to step back and give my honest opinion of the writing not colored by my love for the franchise and also to let new reader know what to expect. With fantastic art and acceptable writing, I can confidently recommend this book to anyone interested. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Phil Robinson Jan 17, 2016

    With the cartoony bonus of "The Ongoing Adventures of Bulk & Skull" as well as the additional "What Time Is It?!" battle with Goldar, this is heavy duty fan service, but will hopefully act as an exciting gateway for newcomers, once issue one lands in March. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Jan 21, 2016

    However for me the random starting point is a big question mark and while the writing isn't bad, it seems to hearken back to the cheesy tone of the show " which I suppose for some is what they will want, I won't bother really reading it if it does that though, because I already have that in the old show and could just go rewatch it if I wanted that. I would hope that they could keep the youthful positivity and lighter tone and such and not go all dark, but it would have been nice to have more real sounding dialogues and conversations and such. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 17, 2016

    It's real bittersweet to see Trini in the comic, given that the actress died in a car accident many years ago. Also, was not really interested in the last two short-stories, I could do without them.

  • 8.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Jan 20, 2016

    This is a book that really hits home for me. I have a lot of history with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and I didn’t even realize for YEARS after watching the show that it was an adaptation of a Japanese show where the American version just chopped out all the kaiju and giant robot fights and spliced in their own, ridiculous, version of Saved By The Bell- except the Bayside High kids fight super villains instead of boredom and west coast privilege. This is a really nice way to jump into Power Rangers, because it gives a pretty soft reboot to the story- picking up after (assuming) the FIVE PART EVENT in the first season of Power Rangers where Tommy, the Green Ranger, has his evil spell broken and is no longer the pawn of Rita Repulsa and joins forces with the Power Rangers themselves. There is also a backup story by Steve Orlando, who wrote this story surprisingly well and Mairghread Scott, who did a good job writing from the point of view of Goldar, the big knight-wolf-flying monkey creature who is Rita’s right hand man (dog, creature?). I really liked this story, and I am looking forward to the number one issue. I have been a big Power Rangers fan since I was young, collecting figures, having the giant transforming Megazord for myself. Then, this year for Christmas my brother bought my 3 year old a screen replica Mega Morpher with lights and sounds, and the main five rangers interchangeable coins, I even bought him a pair of imaginext figures- the pink and green rangers. So we started to watch the TV show together, and he is as hooked as I was: Its great. And since im on board for the show and comic book, I wont do what my mom did to me when I was a kid- she watched like 2 minutes of the show and was taken aback by its vapid lack of story and flashy, quick cut fight scenes and asked me why I even liked this and I quote “stupid crap”? to which, the very fragile young Ryan reacted with tears and fled. So I will have to make sure not to get disenchanted wi

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Aug 6, 2016

    You're a loose cannon Tommy, you need to fall in line!

  • 9.0
    Yahya Jan 13, 2016

  • 8.0
    Gunnarthehuman Mar 3, 2016

  • 7.5
    DXO Jan 19, 2016

  • 6.0
    TerryBarber Sep 6, 2016

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