Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock #1 (OGN)

Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock #1 (OGN)

Writer: Ryan Parrott Artist: Lucas Werneck Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: March 29, 2017 Cover Price: $14.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
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From the publisher of the critically acclaimed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series comes an original story set in the universe of the upcoming Power Rangers feature film! This explosive, all-new tale picks up immediately after the events of Lionsgate's highly anticipated movie, in theaters March 24, 2017! See the film, then deep dive into the continued adventures of Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack, and Billy! Written by Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Batman: Gates of Gotham) and illustrated by artist Lucas Werneck. Features an exclusive Previews cover edition by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) available only at your local more

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Mar 29, 2017

    Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock OGN SC is a must have. I felt like there is a whole new level of investment given all the things new there is to anticipate from this franchise. If you questioned the potential of where this movie universe will take us, this graphic novel eases those concerns. A better understanding of the Rangers, the kinds of dangers they can face, and the creative ways they will try to take them down. Like it or not this is the kind of Power Rangers we have needed. Beyond this I do hope this isn't the last graphic novel between now and the movie since I do think there is some ground to still cover before then. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Mar 29, 2017

    Power Rangers Aftershock isnt perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it is the the exact thing you need after watching the new movie. The story does a great job continuing the newly established trends, and it opens up new opportunities for character interactions that wouldnt be possible in a big budget blockbuster. Most importantly, Aftershock also explains how a city can get destroyed in a massive battle but end up completely rebuilt by the sequel. Thats been bugging me for years. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Andrew Rivera Apr 3, 2017

    Fans of the film will like this comic as it continues the story while retaining the look and feel of the movie, but I'm not quite sure if it works on its own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Mar 28, 2017

    Think of it like this" The Power Rangers has a much darker tone, the characters are heavily flawed. The MMPR is for those who need something lighter and fun. Therefore, you get 2 great stories to enjoy. Most of all, what I did enjoy was this is NOT an origin story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Percy Waelchl Mar 29, 2017

    The Power Rangers maybe a franchise built in the 90's, but Power Rangers: Aftershock is a standalone tie-in with modern day sensibilities. Rather than throw away fan service, Aftershock succeeds in continuing to develop the characterization of the Power Rangers. The price tag maybe high for a comic, but for the price of another movie ticket, Parrott provides fans an opportunity to enjoy more time with the heroes of Angel Grove. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Tom Guilfoyle Apr 10, 2017

    Power Rangers Aftershock is a solid read for anyone who loved the film. The book doesn't offer anything standout apart from a new character that if introduced in the sequel could take the film in an interesting direction. The team produced a nice follow-up to the film but don't strike a perfect partnership. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 29, 2017

    Working within the constraints of the feature film, Power Rangers: Aftershock is a decent follow-up. The script has its moments, the art is solid, and the characters more or less fall in line with the personalities introduced in the film. And yet, for as much as the book fits the initial universe, it does little in the way of expanding it, it's thin approach to character development and unremarkable additions making for a mostly forgettable read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Mar 29, 2017

    For a group of brightly coloured teenagers fighting aliens, Power Rangers: Aftershock was criminally uninteresting. It barely registered a tremor. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 28, 2017

    What makes a child leave Power Rangers behind as they grow up? Maybe the stories just become too predictable or formulaic? Maybe there imaginations are just aren't inspired as much as they used to be when the heroes and mosters are on screen? If this is the case, then Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock commits the sin of taking the fun and excitement of Power Rangers. The OGN doesn't subplant the establishment for a all-too serious vibe or graphic modernism. No, instead, the charm of both the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the new movie are just absent. Read Full Review

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