Justice League / Power Rangers #1

Justice League / Power Rangers #1

Writer: Tom Taylor Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 12
7.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

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Two of comics greatest teams team up for the very first time! Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove! When the Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged, Zack is flung into another universe, where he's mistaken for a villain by a mysterious masked vigilante. Can the other Power Rangers get to their friend in time to save him from Batman? Co-published with BOOM! Studios.
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  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 11, 2017

    This issue was a real unexpected treat. The writing was right on point and the art was a terrific fit. While I might have originally been skeptical of the concept, I'm fully won over and can't wait to watch this mini-series play out. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    We The Nerdy - John Newby Jan 11, 2017

    To be honest, its very difficult to proclaim the greatness of this new series without spoiling all of the cool moments. So, lets just do it this way: If you like Batman, giant pink robot dinosaurs, and the Power Rangers, then this is the comic for you. Just pick it up, and applaud Tom Taylor for his work. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jan 17, 2017

    It's a great start to this event, and i'm sure things will only get more interesting as tie goes on! There weren't really any flaws besides the whole cliche teleporter ordeal, so if you see this, I'd say pick it up! It won't disappoint! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 is silly fun of the highest level. The Justice League might be first billed here, but this is a Power Rangers book first-and-foremost, maintaining that same high quality of their smash-hit BOOM! Studios ongoing. Tom Taylor and Stephen Byrne know full well where the appeal lies in a crossover like this, and they deliver it here in spades. You already know you want this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Sean Blumenshine Jan 11, 2017

    This is highly enjoyable. It feels like a natural counterpoint to the Power Rangers comics at Boom with great writing and art. If you're more interested in the Justice League than the Power Rangers, you might be disappointed because only four of the members show up and it's rather brief except for Batman. I am okay with that because I love this version of the Power Rangers and those books have been some of my favorite reads recently. I imagine the League will show up more in future issues but this is definitely Ranger-centric. I still don't think the fight happens naturally but if I can accept it in The Avengers film for the sake of fun, I can accept it here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Jan 11, 2017

    Byrne's artwork is appropriately cinematic for all the action that takes place this issue. His Rangers are lean and muscular, his Batman intimidating. Byrne's fight scenes flow with the cadence of a blockbuster action flick. His pencils, along with the colors, go a long way to selling the nostalgia-fest of Taylor's script. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science - Branden Murray Jan 11, 2017

    Overall, when going into this crossover, you have to askyourself a few questions. Do you enjoy the characters in this comic book? Are you in the mood for a little bit of over thetop, crazy, crossover fun? If your answers are "yes" to these questions thenthis title is for you even if you may think you're too old for the likes of thePower Rangers. Tom Taylor, a WeirdScience favorite, and Steven Byrne have established a shocking tone, to go withan interesting premise in the first issue, and all the characters together earlyto make it a crossover I want to read going forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 11, 2017

    If you want a bubblegum crossover event look no further than Justice League/Power Rangers #1. The action is good, the art suits the story, and above all else the story moves at a fast clip. Considering this is a team vs. team book it's a bit disappointing so few characters get a chance to shine, but it's still early yet. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 starts off running and doesn't let up till the end and there's no hint of it stopping, I can attest that both fans of these deeply respected series can come together and enjoy a crossover that nobody would ever think would actually happen. Minor nitpick, the lack of Rita Repulsa disturbs me so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid Jan 11, 2017

    I say give JL/PR a shot and enjoy the ride, the book has a lot of potentials to be a really great read for hardcore readers all the way to someone just starting out in the comic book scene! Have fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Jan 15, 2017

    This book is a bucket of fun to read with the intermingling of Batman and the Power Rangers and the non-stop action throughout. Fans of both hero franchise can find something to love in this mini-series. Batman and other DC hero fans will appreciate the levity a title like this can bring and Power Ranger fans are going to enjoy seeing their heroes in new settings like Gotham City. Overall, this book was a fun walk down memory lane and was a good read with beautiful artwork. Some may overlook this title for the novelty of it, but they would be mistaken because this first issue proves that a this is going to be a substantial comic filled with great art and childhood dreams coming true. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Feb 20, 2017

    This is a classic team up comic where the two factions meet and fight one another! We dont see the end of the fight as it ends on a cliff-hanger but its fun. One thing that this story does which a lot of reboots of kids cartoons tend to do is to increase the stakes on the cosy and nice world of the readers childhood heroes by showing some real destruction with dire consequences. We will have to wait for future issues to find out how exactly this pans out though. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jan 11, 2017

    "Justice League/Power Rangers" #1 is a solid debut that lays the groundwork of what's to come. Taylor and Byrne have a vision for this and it'll be exciting to see it play out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 isn't perfect, but it's a solid start to a promising crossover. Tom Taylor and Stephen Byrne show a clear appreciation for the properties and their fans, delivering an entertaining romp with plenty of standout moments. The extended setup and lack of strong character work makes for a quick read, but one that has plenty of room to get even better. This meeting has already happened in your head countless times over - time to see it on the page. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 11, 2017

    Crossovers like this tend to be pretty formulaic: Set up giant menace that somehow crosses dimensional borders, get teams together, set up a mistaken fight, cliffhanger! Justice League/Power Rangers #1 doesn't break that formula, but doesn't suffer for it, delivering a strong first chapter for a crossover I'm quite excited about. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Elena Carrillo Jan 11, 2017

    Taylor and Byrne are a great team on this all-ages romp. While the story feels a bit simple at the moment, that's not a bad thing: good guys vs. bad guys is the heart of comics and always has been. Batman feels maybe a smidge out of character here, but it's just the introduction, so there's plenty of time to see how the relationships between these two heavy-hitter teams works out! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 11, 2017

    The first issue is a solid one. I honestly rolled my eyes when I first heard of this crossover, but after reading the first issue I'm looking forward to seeing where it goes. There's a lot that works and does that really well. There's some things that feel been there done that. But, something clicks in this rather bizarre combination. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jan 18, 2017

    Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is off to a great start with this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GWW - Pwaelchl Jan 11, 2017

    Taylor has a history with Injustice of taking thin properties and adding weight and significance to them. He may yet provide readers with a significant story as the series develops. But for now, just like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers of the 1990's, this first issue is flashy but not serious. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jan 12, 2017

    Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 kicked off this dream crossover with a fun and effective debut. The focus on the Power Rangers was the right one to make as Tom Taylor is able to establish the team as being able to stand side-by-side with the Justice League. This choice also properly builds Lord Zedd as a real threat to both the DC and Power Rangers Universes. It's just unfortunate that some questionable character choices during the second half of the issue keep Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 from being a home run. That said, this is still a comic book every DC Comics and Power Rangers fan should buy right away. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Chris Cooper Jan 18, 2017

    As an opening to what I assume will be a very busy and hopefully very entertaining crossover Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 is a solid comic. There's humour, action, good artwork, and a not unreasonable McGuffin. Issue #2 should get us into the meat of things if this series is to keep up the momentum. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jan 13, 2017

    A solid start to what hopes to be a fun crossover. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Jan 11, 2017

    Its a serviceable crossover and is already proving to be enjoyable. Unfortunately, its feeling a bit to by the numbers with its set up. A crossover with a more inexperienced team withoutgods and goddesses on it " like the Titans " would have been a much better idea. It would even make more of an impact. The Titans are mostly made up of heroes who were sidekicks and have spent their adult lives understanding what its like to live in their predecessor's shadow. After the brief misunderstanding fight which would happen and the Titans could have passed on sage like wisdom about what it's like to grow up after spending their teenage years in battle. Here, sure the older Justice League members can look down on the team and say Keep up the good work kids, but it just wont have the same weight behind it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Mueller Jan 11, 2017

    The narrative might change things up in future issues, but for now, the predictability of the story is what drags it down. Still, the book is fun and aware of itself, and if you're a fan of either franchise you'll still get a kick out of it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Sergio Pereira Jan 11, 2017

    Overall, Justice League/Power Rangers #1 doesn't do any wheel spins or accelerate out of the block; instead, it pulls away slowly and cautiously. It's a middling issue, which makes you wish the creators will inject a bit more excitement into the remaining ones. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Jan 10, 2017

    This is the kind of stuff I hate. Random company crossovers that just jam stuff together. It's not a good Justice League story and it's a bad Power Ranger story. The positive side is the colours are really nice, but it doesn't help the art that features characters in odd body positions like they are supposed to be Spider-Man or something. Plot holes abound, how are Power Rangers calling on their Zords when they are in a different universe? If the Black Ranger is randomly transported to the DCU, how do the rest of the Rangers follow?? The quality control just isn't there. Ick. Batman has fought Darkseid among others, and yet he needs help fighting the Power Rangers? Also I don't remember the Power Rangers being super powered so Batman has trouble with regular teenagers. Comics are supposed to be a fun diversion, but this was forehead slappingly bad. Bad art and bad writing with bad characterization equals a poor comic experience. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Jan 11, 2017

    Justice League/Power Rangers is an all-around mediocre but inoffensive read. I don't think I ever cared enough about what was going on to get angry at it. The only people I'd recommend this too are the diehard Power Rangers fans. And even then, I'd suggest maybe waiting for the trade. Because, I don't think there's enough going on here to justify waiting a month to find out what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Jan 11, 2017

    Honestly, I really wanted to like this but I just can't. On paper this sounds brilliant and I hope the series gets better as it progresses but this first issue is little more than a clunky mess Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Jake Baumgart Jan 12, 2017

    Unfortunately, the first installment of Justice League/Power Rangers leaves a lot to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    411Mania - RobF Jan 19, 2017

    I'm sure my lack of familiarity with the Power Rangers partially led to my rejection of this issue. But I would like to think Taylor could have created a stronger plot to bring the 2 teams together. Perhaps it will improve but I will not be here to see it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chip Chipperson Jan 15, 2017

    Wasn't sure how I was gonna feel about this, but after reading the 1st issue I think this is going to be a cool crossover. The set up was good so far, has potential for sure

  • 7.5
    Supes' soups Jan 11, 2017

    I love the Justice League and I love the Power Rangers (original MMPR mind you, remember the flip-head action figures?, Those were da $h*t) Mixing these two teams together is kind of a weird experience. It's hard not to compare this series to the recent Batman/TMNT crossover which was dope and a half, it actually worked and Ra's and Shredder team-up against Bats and Donatello, sign me up!! But here, it's a little more awkward. I honestly need to see what happens later to see how the dynamics play out. In my opinion, it would have made more sense if it was a Power Rangers and Titans mash up. I can see Wally West cracking jokes with Trini and Roy giving Kimberly some tips on how to shoot an arrow and Tommy getting a bit jealous when Kimberly, a gymnast, bites her lip when she sees Mr. Grayson's sexy ass doing some acrobatic flips in battle. Oh well, maybe at least in this team-up Cyborg can at least show Billy how to upgrade the Zords... But regarding the story, it was very fast-paced, Zedd plants a bomb in a wannabe Alpha 5, Zack teleportation device short circuits and boom, he's one on one against Batman. Later the other Rangers show up in Gotham and you realize just how big a Zord is...

  • 7.0
    Kyle Funderburk Jan 13, 2017

    This issue left a lot to be desired, but that's the point. If you bought Justice League/Power Rangers #1 or you plan on buying it, you're probably a fan of of both. But this issue won't satisfy all your needs, but it does leave you optimistic for the rest of the 6-issue mini-series. Also, the description DC, Boom and other media gave of the issue before its release is wrong. batman does not mistake the Black Ranger for a villain, it's the other way around. I won't say anything else, but that's odd that the description for the issue is wrong.

  • 7.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 16, 2017

    If you had been liking the current MMPR comic, this will be a downgrade since it has that campy TV show feel rather than the more serious tone of the ongoing series. That said, it is an upgrade from Hitch's Justice League ongoing, but then again, the bar is so low that no one should be surprised by this.

  • 6.0
    Gizmo Feb 5, 2017

    Sooo, the Zords popped into the DC universe too? I'm still hazy on the psychical rules of the book so far. The story is in very generic crossover territory thus far, I'm not expecting anything special as this continues to develop. I suggest passing on this unless you are the most die-hard Power Rangers fan or you buy every Justice League book.

  • 8.5
    Treester39 Jan 11, 2017

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  • 8.0
    EDiakota Jan 11, 2017

  • 8.0
    Gunnarthehuman Jan 12, 2017

  • 7.5
    Veido Jan 14, 2017

  • 7.0
    MPLSrobit Jan 18, 2017

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