Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5

Writer: Kyle Higgins, Steve Orlando Artist: Thony Silas, Corin Howell Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Guest artist issue! Thony Silas (Venom) and Kyle Higgins, the team behind Batman Beyond 2.0, join forces again for a special one-shot focusing on the Ranger that Rita approached before finding Tommy-Zack!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Jul 21, 2016

    I'm loving all the variant covers, I myself am collecting the action figure covers which I think are amazing.Ignoring the bulk and skull story this whole run has been a solid 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Ian B Jul 22, 2016

    This is the story that fans deserve, and as long as Boom and the creative staff continues to respect the fans and deliver amazing issue after amazing issue, every fan should continue to support the series. I could not recommend this series any higher to anyone even casually interested. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Holden Copeland Jul 21, 2016

    Overall, this series is continuing to turn out great content with a great creative team. Even though Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5is a stand alone, it still is an entertaining read that any die hard Power Ranger fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Project-Nerd - Lee Jul 24, 2016

    In a nutshell, this issue takes what's come before and adds an extra layer of awesomeness in the form of a shocking revelation. It gives Zack more depth as a character and explains his demeanor in previous issues. This is turning out to be one of my favorite comics since Batman: Hush and that's high praise indeed. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Brian Delpozo Jul 21, 2016

    MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #5 is a fantastic read. Kyle Higgins and Thony Silas craft a tale that will delight longtime POWER RANGERS buffs while still appealing to fans who've onlyread the previous four issues of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 19, 2016

    This is a one-shot caliber story as we learn a bit of information about Rita's first attempt at recruiting the Green Ranger. There's some tight dialogue and a few details are dropped at where this story might go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Heroes Direct - Eammon Jacobs Jul 21, 2016

    The kids that grew up on the series are old enough now to read the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers#5 and the rest of the series and still love it just the same. It's grown with them and whilst still includes the brilliant fight scenes and the classic costumes – adds more intelligent themes and situations for it's readers to engage with. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Jul 21, 2016

    While the break from the previous issues events is a tad jarring, its still a solid piece on its own, giving more depth to some characters and exploring things in ways the show didnt. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 20, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 stands on its own, answers some interesting questions about Rita's approach towards creating her own Ranger, while also hinting at what we are going to get back into in the main storyline with the next issue. If you read one-shot and feel that you are on the fence, this is an issue you should read regardless to take in more of the new that you can only have the opportunity to get right now through the books. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Jul 20, 2016

    So over all this book is a great read, with fun art and action. Buy two of these books one for you and one for a new reader. I love giving my nieces and nephews comic books to read, it fosters a hunger for fiction. This book is appropriate for all ages and has a good lesson in it. Boy or girl I think they'll enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Pablo Arriaga Jul 20, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 continues to build on a strong story they've set up, and take a one-shot opportunity to deliver an expansion on the Rangers, the villains, the lore, and even leaving Angel Grove! I'm never getting over that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Drew S. McCarthy Jul 21, 2016

    Higgins and Silas deliver a compelling back story and character development for our Black Ranger that also informa our larger plot. A well done issue in a well done series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 23, 2016

    I hope this series has some real legs and goes the distance, because Higgins is doing everything I could possibly want from a Power Rangers comic. Though it would be nice if they found some stronger art. Silas' fill-in work is far from the best it could be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Eric Bradach Jul 23, 2016

    Boom Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series has been nothing short of a genuine surprise and issue #5 is no exception. Writer Kyle Higgins has done an impressive job of adding to history with a modern and complex take, while still keeping the fun campy lure that the original series held. It's the perfect balance that this series called for and hopefully the upcoming movie from Lionsgate can do the same. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jul 22, 2016

    Power Rangers is doing a good job of rebooting the series and telling a familiar story while keeping it fresh and good looking. It's interesting enough that it could easily appeal to fans or newcomers interested after all the recent news about the movie coming out. The pacing of this issue really doesn't help it and feels a little like a filler issue. Yes, it gives us some back story, but after leaving on a cliff hanger, more plot would be nice. There is a Bulk and Skull issue at the end of this issue too that seems pointless. It's full of references that only watchers of the original will get and yet the jokes are so dull that I'm not even sure children would find them funny.. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 19, 2016

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5 gives us a break from the main narrative, showing Rita's original plans for a Green Ranger. Despite getting off to a jittery start, the creative team quickly turn this into one of the most powerful character developments to date, with there being some fascinating moments throughout. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 20, 2016

    Zach gets the much deserved spotlight in this one-off installment. The character work here doesn't change the character in any monumental way, but it does give him an added depth that's been lacking in past issues. The issue also adds an interesting wrinkle to the Green Ranger mythos, one that may come back to taunt Tommy in some fashion. Art wise, Thony Silas proves a worthy complement to the books artistic style, imbuing the standalone with an energy and character all its own. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Claire Stevenson Jul 20, 2016

    Since this book is set prior to the first four books, this could be a good hopping-on point for those unfamiliar with the series to date. No prior knowledge is required, although new readers will miss the central point of the book in explaining Zacks secret motivations and past experiences with the dragon coin. As for continuing readers, you may find it a bit of a bore after the dizzy excitement of the last one, but think of it as something to cleanse your palate before we dive back into the action in issue six. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jul 23, 2016

    Another exciting issue tale of the Power Rangers which focuses on the very heart of their story: the concepts of good and evil. Higgins and company plate up a meal of temptation, which is all too easy to swallow. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 30, 2016

    In all, the pieces in Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #5 comes together to form a decent-looking disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ascendant Jul 29, 2016

    This issue was a solid 9/10 for me. A lot of the reviewers are saying that this is a stand- alone issue, but I can't help but see how it ties directly into, and lays groundwork for, the main story. It's a prequel issue, and it very much informs us about Zack's demeanor in the current timeline, and the reason why he, of all the rangers, is so dead set on not trusting Tommy. It shows a brilliant amount of character depth for the one time 2nd-in-command of the original MMPR team, and the perspective it brings him in dealing with the idea and threat of the Green Ranger. As an old school fan of the original rangers , it was cool to see that Jason and Tommy weren't the only one's captured and brought to Rita's Palace to be seduced by power. That Zack resisted temptation and then informed Zordon of Rita's plan, shows that the Black ranger's Humility and Honesty are as much a part of his natural power set, as his dynamic fight moves. Speaking of, I know they're not bringing back Hip-Hopkaido , but it would be cool if the series artist(s) would show off some of the unique combat maneuvers that made Zack a fan-favorite.

  • 8.0
    Gunnarthehuman Jul 21, 2016

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