Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Hendry Prasetya Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 5
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What's to Love: Dive headfirst into an original, modern ongoing series that will appeal to both nostalgic fans and new readers who enjoy epic, action-adventure fantasy stories.

What It Is: This is Green Ranger Year One! The Green Ranger's addition to the team has brought new instability and uncertainty to the Rangers. With remnants of Rita Repulsa's control still stirring in the back of Tommy's mind, he must confront the fact he may be more of a danger to his new team than a help. As Rita plays the heroes against each other, her ultimate plan begins to take form, and vengeance for the Green Ranger's betrayal will be unleashed on Angel Grove. Also featuring a Bulk & Skull short story by Steve Orlando (Midnighter) and artist Corin Howell that puts the pair on the ultimate mission to impress Kimberly and Trini!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Mar 2, 2016

    Even though it's about my least favourite ranger it's still great to read and brings back great memories so for that it deserves 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Earl Rufus Mar 2, 2016

    If you're a Power Ranger fan, you owe it to yourself to check out this comic. If you're not a Ranger fan still a really good comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Steve Roger Mar 2, 2016

    All in all, this was a great comic book. I love reading things that flash me back to my childhood, because shows back then were awesome and iconic and Powers Ranger going at 23 years strong will still be a round for at least a little while longer and I look forward to seeing what lies ahead for this franchise. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Lauren Bullock Mar 3, 2016

    Starting off the series with the Green Ranger aka Tommy Oliver's entrance to the team is a brilliant move not only because he tends to be towards the top of everybody's favorite list but also because it makes the most sense from a narrative perspective. Whether you're a fan of the original Super Sentai Series or hardcore Power Rangers all the way, it's hard to argue that the dynamics of a fully formed, successful team aren't always the most exciting. While the show of course had the advantage of its many special effects, the comic medium lends itself much more to the intricacies of teen drama. Or as Chris Scott, a local artist and employee from my favorite comic store Fantom Comics described it, “Archie meets clay monsters.” Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Mar 3, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 is a fun issue, and it appears to be a solid official start of a long-awaited series. Go pick it up and relive your childhood. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Mar 2, 2016

    I thoroughly enjoyed Power Rangers #1 not because I dreamt of being a Power Ranger (and made a paper airplane called a Falconzord long before its first appearance stateside), but because its a great look at teenagers being superheroes while dealing with teenage problems. Were I to have no history of the Rangers before reading this issue, Id be hooked and invested in seeing where the story moves. Theres a solid foundation for the series going forward and I think everyone should jump on it, Power Rangers fan or not. This comic really could be shaping up to have an awesome story grounded by the realism of teenage experiences, so it is definitely worth picking up this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Matthew J. Theriault Mar 3, 2016

    As of this moment, POWER/RANGERS UNAUTHORIZED has 17,539,292 views. Even counting for repeat viewings, such speaks to the many millions of Power Rangers fans thirsty for new content featuring such classic characters updated to appeal to more modern and mature sensibilities. Higgins and Prasetyas new ongoing more than satisfies that thirst. While comics have never reached so large an audience, every fan of that fan film owes it to themselves to check out issue #1 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. For all their tonal differences, both are equally reverent translations of commercials for children into art for adults. And best of all, the comic is just getting started. Now is the time to jump aboard the series. Now Its Morphin Time! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Wednesday Comics - Garrett Walz Mar 8, 2016

    The art by Prasetya is nostalgia to the extreme as the classic characters I have seen in my childhood have literally come alive in the pages of this issue. The classic characters we all love from Ernie to Bulk and Skull are all there with a more modernized look, well except Ernie's hawaiian shirts. The modern look of this book really sets the tone for what we can expect, making the Power Rangers of the 90's relevant in 2016 and beyond. The Power Rangers look 100% identical to their tv counterparts, which adds a lot to this book reinvigorating my love and childhood following of these, "teens with attitude." Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Mar 3, 2016

    Not only are everyone's day to day much more prominent in “Morphin'”, but the villains feel a bit more real too. While the art doesn't capture the majesty of Rita Repulsa's maniacal laughter (what could?), it does ground the Rangers into a very real setting. The art doesn't try to go full hammy and play up the nostalgia factor, nor does it try to deconstruct the Power Rangers and make the Putty monsters really messed up. It's all played completely straight in a way that's incredibly satisfying. I should also mention, if you are looking for more campy nostalgia acts, Steve Orlando and Corin Howell are also doing a fun short back-up story featuring Bulk & Skull accidentally beating up a Putty monster for the chance to show up the Rangers. I don't exactly know where that's going but I am thrilled to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Mar 7, 2016

    MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #1 is a definite must-read for die hard fans of the franchise, or those simply looking for a nostalgia-fix from their childhood. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 2, 2016

    For a legitimate start to the franchise, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 has the potential to become something big. For old fans and new this is something anyone cane enjoy whether if you like epic, action-adventure fantasy stories. And you certainly want to be reading this if you find yourself excited for the movie to come in 2017. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Feb 29, 2016

    Fans of the original series- or any subsequent iterations- will definitely want this comic.  People who became fans of franchise-derived comics (Think MIcronauts, Transformers, ROM, etc)  may want to give this a chance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Feb 29, 2016

    While this issue doesn't quite blow you away like issue #0 did, it still offers quite a bit of the character building issue #0 promised. A quick but solid action sequence is in there too, making this a series to keep your eye on. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Mar 1, 2016

    I may be somewhat biased (Im pretty sure I still have my Falconzord somewhere), but Id recommend this comic whether youre a fan or not. Theres so much potential, even if Higgins doesnt stick to the original storylines. If I could submit a wishlist, Id beg for the White Ranger and Lord Zedd; hell Id even take Ivan Ooze! Go buy it; theres monsters, theres drama and its FUN! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Lan Pitts Mar 1, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 brings the Rangers back to action and if this is the true starting point of the series, die hard Ranger fans will get exactly what they've been clamoring for for years: a reboot that's smart, accessible, and doesn't let go of what made us fans in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Mar 1, 2016

    This series has already knocked down the notion that comic book adaptations of mega franchises cant have anything valuable to say. This is a book that needs to be on everyones radar. Its easily shaping up to be one of 2016s best comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Mar 2, 2016

    An entertaining and worthwhile addition to the Power Rangers franchise. A character driven start with the promise of greater things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Mar 2, 2016

    I love this franchise because it reminds me of days spent with my brother, Zords and monsters scattered across the living room floor, calling out action and smashing characters into headquarters and doing Zordon impressions to make each other laugh. Being wowed by the martial arts action sequences, knowing that it was kind of corny but fun -- fun enough to make up our own Power Rangers stories to tell to each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 2, 2016

    There's always a little worrying when a beloved property gets picked up to become a comic book series; however, Power Rangers is off to a tremendous start. Aside from providing an interesting and very cool story, the issue is fun, and I want more now. This is obviously a labor of love for Kyle Higgins, and it shows. The only problem comes from the artist side of things, where the outlining style gets a little weird at times, but aside from that, I highly recommend checking this series out. A quick note: Kimberly never says "Oh no, Puttys!" It's a bummer but forgivable, since this issue was awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jack Fisher Mar 10, 2016

    While it might be updated, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 does lack detail in certain areas and not just because there aren't any giant monsters that show up. There are a lot of new dynamics in this story that don't a chance to be fleshed out, but the potential is definitely there. For a generation of fans who may have outgrown their Power Rangers costumes, it's still more than enough to make this issue a satisfying start to a new era. It might mean getting that annoyingly catchy theme song stuck in your head again, but it's worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Sep 16, 2016

    A very solid and enjoyable book for fans who long for more stories with this Power Rangers squad. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 3, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 does what it sets out to do, Higgins and Presatya striking a tone that's both appropriately nostalgic and distinctly modern. Higgin's script contains a lot of elements worth exploring, and Pretsaya's detailed visuals, particularly in the Ranger scenes, shine. There aren't quite enough pieces to form a Megazord-worthy read just yet, but it's not a matter of if, but when. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Mar 2, 2016

    In a world, where the gritty reboot reigns supreme, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers strikes the perfect balance between remembering what made the original a success and updating it in line with modern storytelling sensibilities. Go, Go Power Rangers! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Cory Anderson Mar 3, 2016

    The main plot is starting to take shape, and it looks like mistrust and betrayal will be the main themes. Keep the variant covers coming!!! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Dec 31, 1969

    All in all, I actually enjoyed it. There is always worry when a beloved property is adapted into a new medium. (*cough* bat nipples *cough*) But I feel that MMPR is off to a good start. Aside from providing an interesting story, the issue is also fun and nice to look at. Kyle's love for the property shows in the way he tackles the story. Aside from the little quirks I have with the art (Sue me, I'm a fanboy) [actually don't sue me. I can't afford it.] this is actually a great series and I can definitely read more. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    FanboyNation - Anthony Ray Bench Mar 1, 2016

    As I stated in my review for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #0, I'm a big fan of the various series but I wasn't very impressed with the book so far and unfortunately this issue didn't change my mind. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 3, 2016

    Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers could be the series I've always wanted, and I'm more than willing to give it a chance to prove it. It's Morphin' Time! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 3, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 is still a fun read, and hopefully future issues will give Higgins room to flesh out the titular characters beyond the broad tropes that defined them in the original series Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Noah Sharma Mar 7, 2016

    This may not be an issue to get excited over, but it's clearly a calculated delay. Kyle Higgins' character work is subtle but fascinating and practically beckons the reader to get on board before things really take off. The art is distinctive and engaging and the entire creative team is positively locked on to the story they want to tell. Combine that with a cute backup and a sense that Boom! is 100% behind this series and you've got a huge amount of promise waiting for a spark. Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #1 may not honestly be the #1 issue of this series, but, despite its tempered pace, it remains an electrifying reinvention of a classic property. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 30, 2016

    After the really good #0 issue, this one was a bit of a disappointment.  Kyle Higgins slows things down, but that really isn't what the Power Rangers are about.  Hopefully, the character work he lays down here will pay off eventually, but it left me feeling let down in the here and now.  Everything else suffers from the halt in momentum and while I'm still onboard with the series, I hope things pick up next issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Mar 2, 2016

    A lot of the steam issue #0 gathered is lost in this issue. It ain't Morphin Time yet in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1, but I definitely hope we'll get there sooner rather than too late. As far as picking it this issue up, the many great variant covers will probably hold more appeal than the issue, but my personal policy is: since Green With Evil is a full five part mini series within the season itself, it's only fair to give this series a good 3 issues before it falls off the Morphing grid. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Mar 11, 2016

    Talk about another book that is made for less traditional comic readers- this book takes the 90’s staple of the Japanese import Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and updates it into a much more modern story. We get Bulk and Skull as video podcasters, who run the Ranger Station, which is a massive Power Rangers fan video page, and the rest of the kids, who are dealing with the fallout from Tommy, the recently converted Green Ranger, who just so happens to possibly still be held in Rita Repulsa’s thrall. The artwork on this story really drive home the modern sensabilities of this book, while the characters all look and feel an awful lot like their 90’s Saved by the Bell analogues who were spliced in alongside Japanses kaiju fight footage. The backup story by Steve Orlando is fun and silly, and the cartoony artwork helps to reinforce that fact- but Bulk and Skull kidnapping a putty- like such a great bit of storytelling, I cannot WAIT to see where this story goes. Things don’t seem to be going well for Tommy in the main story, and it looks like the next issue things will just get worse- but things are looking up for Kimberly, who is getting her own book soon. Since she was the ranger I had the biggest crush on growing up, you can BET ill be picking that book up. Also, maybe Trini will get a book herself? Except that I have the biggest issue with Trini as a character, because what the heck kind of name is Trini? The rest of the team has such classic 90’s names- Jason, Zack, Billy, Kimberly and Tommy… then there is Trini??? What?!?! It was an odd choice then, and it just feels incomprehensible now. but beyond that, I still love Power Rangers, and made my kid watch the first season of the original Mighty Morphin, before I let him get into Dino Charge, the new series, which is actually a lot better. I think with the newer series, the Japanese side of things realized the amount of money to be made from the dubbed American version of the show, and started to make

  • 7.0
    Supes' soups Mar 2, 2016

    Only people who grew up with the original MMPR show will truly appreciate this comic because so far, it doesn't exactly scream great writing and storytelling. Not saying it's bad but its standard fare. Also, you need a little bit of background info to know when this takes place which I'm assuming is after the "Green with Evil" event that introduced Tommy into Power Rangers (yes, I am part of the crowd that watched the original series). The Tommy Kim relationship feels natural and the art is the equivalent of comfort food, nothing spectacular but it feels right. I'm on board so far but it's not a title that will be on the very top of my "to read" list every month. Essentially this feeds you nostalgia and also because the original actors are in their 40's, so a comic is as good as it's gonna get if you wanted more action from the MMPR.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Mar 27, 2016

    The Rangers are in the same 90s costumes and the video record panels opening the comic look like bad 90s camcorder images, only to reveal that Bulk and Skull are making a video podcast. This confused me immensely until I saw smart phones and realized that this is set in modern times. I can't say I'm a fan of that choice, the original MMPR was such a staple of the 90s that it's counter intuitive to set the comic up compatible with the cannon of the TV show while at the same time ignoring twenty years of difference in technology. Is it in canon with the tv series or is it a remake? Make up your mind. Other than that I enjoyed the comic. The artwork looks good, especially the action panels, where you can tell the most effort was concentrated (just like the tv show!). The story is decent, it actually rips off Star Trek II at one point, which is kind of funny.

  • 8.5
    Gunnarthehuman Mar 3, 2016

  • 8.0
    GhostMan Apr 1, 2016

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