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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Nightwing #75 Nov 15, 2020
7.0

I passed on most of the "Ric" stuff, so a lot of this book left me confused, but I'm just glad to see Nightwing's back in action after nearly 2 years. His attitude toward Barbara in here was a lot more pleasant in this issue than in Batgirl #50, where he was just plain bitter. Usually stories with the KGBeast are pretty interesting ("10 nights of the Beast" and "Troika") but he just doesn't seem a more

Nightwing #75

By: Dan Jurgens, Ronan Cliquet
Released: Oct 21, 2020

In the wake of “The Joker War,” Nightwing is back-but is he back for good? And does he remember Bea? With the help of Batman, Batgirl, his Teen Titans friends, and even Alfred, Nightwing must decide for himself which path to take. Then, when KGBeast discovers Nightwing is still alive, his street credibility is on the line if he doesn’t go to ...

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8.0

An interesting enough issue with a rather questionable new villain. The Mirror looks like a guy wrapped in aluminum foil. I understand why it was hard for Bruce to put away Alfred's things, as it always is when someone close to you is gone. I don't know what it's going to be like yet, so I have to reserve judgement in how things will go in his life as Bruce Wayne and how it impacts his life of cri more

Detective Comics #1029

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Oct 28, 2020

After the City of Bane, the Riddler’s takeover, The Joker War, and more, the people of Gotham City have had enough. The world is changing for Bruce Wayne, and the question he must ask himself is: What role does the Batman have in a city that rejects him? As the year barrels forward into what will become a turning point for the Dark Knight, Batman...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman #102 Nov 15, 2020
8.0

Not bad, but my real question is that other than the boost in Anti-vigilante attitude, how exactly has Gotham changed? Batman's life is what's changing. And a big part of it is that every other new enemy he makes seems to know who he is. Ghost Maker shows potential, but let's not make another overused foe in him like Bane and Hush.
Tynion seems more focused now on making his mark in Batman h more

Batman #102

By: James Tynion IV, Carlos D'Anda
Released: Nov 4, 2020

Bruce Wayne and the city he loves have changed dramatically following the events of “The Joker War,” but Batman and his mission are eternal. But not everyone thinks that should be the case... The mysterious vigilante known as Ghost-Maker has known Bruce since they were teenagers, and he’s made his decision. It’s time Gotham City had a new h...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Superman #26 Nov 15, 2020
6.5

As usual, this is the better of both titles in print, but it's still a letdown, as only Bendis can make. The best thing is the art, as usual. It doesn't seem to make much sense, because Jimmy is still at the fortress and they talk about the FBI at the planet in a past tense like Jimmy wasn't there, even though he was.
Otherwise this issue's just the same old stuff other writers have done bef more

Superman #26

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Oct 14, 2020

As Superman deals with the continuing fallout from the world knowing his truth as Clark Kent, he finds himself faced with a physical threat beyond anything he has ever faced before. Synmar traveled across the universe to destroy the Man of Steel. How can Superman contain the havoc this new foe will cause so that everything he has sworn to protect d...

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7.0

I've always felt so-so toward Batman Beyond, so this is my first issue. I decided to check it out because it's his first encounter with the original in regular continuity. I'm not much of a Booster Gold fan, because all the stories I read with him are usually bland and repetitive. And it looks like this isn't going to be much different. Still, I do look forward to seeing if they meet face-to-face more

Batman Beyond #48

By: Dan Jurgens, Paul Pelletier
Released: Oct 28, 2020

“First Contact” begins! Something is very, very wrong with Bruce Wayne, as he lashes out in anger and tries to kill Batman Beyond! Who else can save him but...Booster Gold?! The greatest hero history never knew is going to take Batman Beyond back in time to the Gotham of old, where Bruce Wayne is Batman-which means Batman and Batman Beyond will...

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8.0

Sonic's absence makes it a little odd, but it's still pretty good. Dr. Starline should listen to Zavok. He's got potential to develop mad plots to rival even Dr. Eggman's. This story kind of takes me back to the days of Sonic Universe, which I bet is one of Ian Flynn's intentions with this mini-series. I'm looking forward to see what happens as it develops and what Dr. Eggman will think when he se more

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #2

By: Ian Flynn, Jack Lawrence
Released: Nov 4, 2020

From Sonic veterans Ian Flynn and Jack Lawrence comes "Smash & Grab," an exciting story jam-packed with bad guys and badniks!

Some of Sonic's worst enemies are back and badder than ever! Dr. Starline, Dr. Eggman's former-right hand, has brought together Mimic, Rough, Tumble, and Zavok and promised them even more incredible power... if they...

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9.0

This story is off to a promising start. It's a little reminiscent of the Casino nights zone stories from Archie. There's something about this Clutch character that shows Rouge may be getting in over her head. But I'm also interested in who else is in that eggbase with Sonic and Tails. Most likely a new character. The cast of the IDW Sonic universe is growing, and while I miss many of the Archie ca more

Sonic The Hedgehog #33

By: Ian Flynn, Jack Lawrence
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Hold onto your chili dogs, Sonic fans! Long-time artist Evan Stanley takes over as writer with an action-packed, friendship-fueled new arc: "Chao Races and Badnik Bases!" The perfect jumping-on point for new readers!

The Metal Virus is gone, but things aren't quite back to normal. Omega is damaged and his allies turn to Tails and Sonic for...

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8.5

It's off to a pretty good start. The new green Ranger is quite a mystery, as he's clearly fighting on the Rangers' side, but the real question is is he devoted to the cause? And as for who he is, I do have my suspicions. Drakkon would be too obvious. And I know the comic writers are smarter than the old show writers, so they won't do like they did with the Gold Zeo Ranger, making us wonder a while more

Mighty Morphin #1

By: Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna
Released: Nov 4, 2020

* Two New Series, Two New Teams - The UNLIMITED POWER Era Begins HERE- but who is the NEW Green Ranger and are they friend... or foe?
* Superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and rising star artist Marco Renna send the Mighty Morphin team on a collision course with an even deadlier Lord Zedd, w...

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4.5

This was a rather poor series. Maybe because it refers so much to the Power Rangers in Space series, which I never liked. I'm still not sure if I'll keep on reading stories about this reality, even though it will likely play a big part in some upcoming crossover. I just didn't find this story worth what I paid.

Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #3

By: Anthony Burch, Simone Ragazzoni
Released: Oct 28, 2020

After a devastating loss to the enemy, Kimberly and the remaining Power Rangers must rally their remaining forces in a final stand against Lord Drakkon's cruel world-ending contingency plan. The Rangers will take on an enemy never before seen in Power Ranger history!  

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8.5

It's interesting how the series is taking a unique direction. It should be promising as I wasn't very fond of the way the show went around this point. The mystery of the new green Ranger looks to be interesting, and I expect the big reveal will be less disappointing than the mystery of the Gold Zeo Ranger, who turned out to be a total stranger. Remember that? I still think "Ho-Hum" when I think of more

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #55

By: Ryan Parrott, Moises Hidalgo
Released: Oct 21, 2020

The Power Rangers' THUNDERZORDS vs the Dark Rangers' TERRORZORDS-and nothing will ever be the same! Plus, the shocking first appearance of the character no Power Rangers fan EVER expected!

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3.5

Just when you thought Bendis' storytelling couldn't get duller, you get this issue. This Parasite from another reality could've been more interesting, but nah. Then it's more of the same crap at the planet that's been going on the last few issues and even less resolved than before. I don't think Bendis knows what he's going to write in these issues till he writes it. I hope, but highly doubt DC ha more

Action Comics #1026

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Oct 28, 2020

This issue, it’s the Superman family versus everybody! In this blistering conclusion to the epic “House of Kent” saga, huge choices are made to defend the great city of Metropolis. Plus, amid all the chaos, the new owner of the Daily Planet is revealed-and it’s...Jimmy Olsen?! Guest-starring Jonathan Kent, Conner Kent, Supergirl, and the Le...

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8.0

It's nice to have a stand-alone story after several months of Joker war tie-ins. This story reminds us why it's called "Detective Comics" as it's a story where batman must use his detective skills to solve this case. It's also why Detective is the preferable of the 2 Batman regulars. That one has stories that last usually 6 or more issues, and by then the story gets stale. That's why I enjoy these more

Detective Comics #1028

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Nicola Scott
Released: Oct 14, 2020

Spinning out of the events of “The Joker War” and Detective Comics #1027 comes a tale of the beginning of the end for Gotham City’s status quo. With tensions flaring and a new mayoral candidate making his anti-hero agenda known to the city, Batman and his allies are stretched thin to keep the peace. But just as things couldn’t look any wors...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman #101 Nov 13, 2020
8.0

Another "New direction" for Batman? it may be a thing of anticipation if it weren't so typical. How long till the next time alteration brings Alfred back and we can get back to normal? Dc is becoming extremely repetitive over the past 15 years and it's rather tiring. I guess we'll just have to see how this "new direction" goes until the next "New direction."
It could be worse, but it seems ev more

Batman #101

By: James Tynion IV, Guillem March
Released: Oct 21, 2020

A new day dawns in Gotham and the horrors of “The Joker War” are just being realized. A bold new direction for Batman begins as Bruce Wayne’s circumstances are forever changed. How did the Joker’s rampage affected the citizens of the city? And why does Cole Cash-a.k.a.-Grifter, now work for Lucius Fox?!

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9.0

Not many $10 issues are worth it these days, but this is in the minority. I really would prefer this title, as well as most of the originals would only go by their original numbering. But that's the way Marvel's done it for the past 22 years. Start at #1 again, make money, return it to normal when it approaches a landmark in legacy numbering, then 2 months later start at #1 again for $7 or more. more

Amazing Spider-Man #49

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Oct 7, 2020

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN reaches another landmark and we're celebrating Spider-Style!
•  As if things weren't bad enough for Spider-Man with Sin-Eater's reign of terror reaching riot level... THE GREEN GOBLIN IS BACK!
•   Spidey has been through a lot, but even the worst things that have ever happened to Spider-Man have just been a prelud...

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8.5

The saga of the Sin-Eater is among Spidey's greatest lore, and "Sins Rising" is earning it's place alongside both his '80s appearances among The greatest Spider-Man stories ever. Alas, Spider-Man is all I read by Marvel these days, but as long as Spencer comes up with stuff like this I won't be giving it up any time soon.
If things are this exciting and it's only the beginning of what's yet t more

Amazing Spider-Man #48

By: Nick Spencer, Mark Bagley
Released: Sep 9, 2020

• Spider-Man has been pushed harder than he has in a very long time and in ways he has never been before.
•  How far can he be pushed before he breaks?
•  Who he has to face this issue is going to answer that very clearly as we are one issue from AMAZING SPIDER-MAN LGY #850!

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8.0

This is just a one-shot that was approved so Marvel could charge us another dollar rather than be vol. 6 #49, concluding in #50. No. If it was that way they couldn't charge us about $15 for the next 2 issues in a row. Oh, well, Marvel always did put Profit first. I think it's ran by Ferengi or something.
Anyway, This is really nothing special. Just a one-shot to fill in a gap. Though this sto more

Amazing Spider-Man: The Sins of Norman Osborn #1

By: Nick Spencer, Federico Vincentini
Released: Sep 16, 2020

• The Sin-Eater has leveled up thanks to Kindred, and his evil plan is WORKING - New York City is on fire at its own hand, Ravencroft is under siege and Spider-Man seems to be the only one who knows right from wrong anymore.
•  He certainly can't look for help from Ravencroft's chief administrator, NORMAN OSBORN, whose ...

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7.5

If DC still cared more about a good story they could easily have made this eventful issue a real milestone. Instead they chose an anthology of short stories. Some okay, some poor, a few good. I think when the upcoming Black and White mini is up I'm through with anthology Batman books. Over the last few years they've been rather poor. Here's my take:

Blowback: Understandable why this was more

Detective Comics #1027

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 16, 2020

Light the Bat-Signal, because Detective Comics #1027 is here! In honor of Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27, this special, book-size celebration brings you the biggest names in comics as they chronicle the most epic Batman adventures Gotham City and the DC Universe have ever seen! The World’s Greatest Detective has a mountain of...

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6.0

Not bad, not great. This was an average tie-in that was only made to pull another 5 bucks from our pockets. I miss when Marvel was the bigger money grubber. DC's been running even with them for almost 16 years now.
The first story was the only one worth buying the book. I considered the rest just filler so they could charge us more. In short, that's all this was. A tie-in that didn't even nee more

Batman: The Joker War Zone #1

By: Sam Johns, Laura Braga
Released: Sep 30, 2020

Gotham City is a battleground as The Joker takes over the Wayne fortune and wages a street war against the Dark Knight and his allies! Enter the "war zone" with short stories featuring characters like Cassandra Cain, Stephanie Brown, and Luke Fox and see how they're fighting back in a city under siege! Also, the brutal full debut of the mysterious ...

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8.5

Not surprising this issue wasn't as interesting as the last, or what I expect in the next, being the middle of a trilogy, but still keeping the story going strong. As long as this doesn't do like the Joker War and end up another "Why doesn't he kill him?" story I should be satisfied. I still can't say this was a perfect story. I didn't approve of that obvious moment of passion. I doubt a romance w more

Batman: Three Jokers #2

By: Geoff Johns, Jason Fabok
Released: Sep 30, 2020

As Batman and Batgirl follow an unexpected thread linking the three Jokers with someone from the Dark Knight’s past, Red Hood dives headfirst into trouble and finds himself struggling to stay afloat without the aid of his allies.
Batman: Three Jokers continues its trajectory as the ultimate examination of The Joker and his never-ending con...

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9.0

Sonic had a lot of interesting foes in the Archie series I sure miss, like Scourge, Mammoth Mogul, Ixis Naugus, Dr. Finitevus and the Dark Legion, who menaced Knuckles just to name a few. But he's made some new ones lately. Dr. Starline is probably the most interesting IDW-introduced villain yet, so I expect this to be an interesting Mini-Series as he's the starring baddie.
I was impressed wi more

Sonic The Hedgehog: Bad Guys #1

By: Ian Flynn, Jack Lawrence
Released: Oct 7, 2020

The mastermind behind the Metal Virus isn't done yet. Ian Flynn returns to answer: What happened to Dr. Starline?
  
The Shadowy Scientist is back to his evil antics in Bad Guys! And what better place to concoct nefarious plans than one of Dr. Eggman's abandoned bases? But that is easier said than done when badniks are guarding the...

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9.5

A fitting conclusion. With the help of the Sol Emeralds, Blaze restores Sonic's memory and sends him home, and in a nick of time too, because Eggman is attacking with an Omega and Gemerl-powered machine.
I love the look on Eggman's face when Sonic shows up. It's reminiscent of the old Archie series when Sonic showed up to foil him. The only thing missing was him shouting, "I hate that Hedgeh more

Sonic The Hedgehog #32

By: Ian Flynn, Adam Bryce Thomas
Released: Sep 23, 2020

The second half of the Metal Virus Saga epilogue. With all the chaos of the recent past still fresh in everyone's minds, Dr. Eggman launches a new assault-determined to take down his enemies once and for all.

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9.0

It's good to have things back to normal and the metal virus gone for good. As we could only expect, Dr. Eggman is wasting no time trying to cause trouble. Meanwhile Dr. Starline is proving himself even bigger a nut than his idol. Things look like they're about to get interesting. And It's lucky Sonic landed on Blaze's world, because now he can't remember anything. And back home his friends are cel more

Sonic The Hedgehog #31

By: Ian Flynn, Jack Lawrence
Released: Sep 9, 2020

It's all led to this... the thrilling two-part epilogue to the Metal Virus Saga. The world has changed.  Heroes and villains plan for the future as reconstruction begins. But one hero remains missing...

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8.0

I hate when a book shifts from one place during a cliffhanger to another in the next issue, making you have to wait another month. And that's what this title has been doing the last few issues. But they are pretty thrilling adventures on both sides. The Omega Rangers have been forced to retreat from a foe so deadly it can destroy entire worlds. Can you imagine anything so exciting happen on a show more

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers #54

By: Ryan Parrott, Moises Hidalgo
Released: Sep 30, 2020

While the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers battle Lord Zedd's DARK RANGERS, the Omega Rangers come face to face with an all new enemy - one that threatens to destroy all life in the galaxy... and already has a head start!

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6.5

This issue is better than #1, but I'm still not too impressed. It makes too many references to the "In Space" series, which I'm not really a fan of.
If they continue following the Drakkon dimension after this, I doubt I'll stick along for the ride.

Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #2

By: Anthony Burch, Simone Ragazzoni
Released: Sep 23, 2020

Still reeling from the shocking discovery held deep in the heart of Drakkon's prison tower; Deadlock, Kimberly unknowingly triggers Drakkon's final failsafe, sending a message deep into space that will ultimately put Kimberly face to face with an enemy even more powerful than Lord Drakkon himself. Will the Unknown Ranger she freed help her - or sta...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Superman #25 Oct 15, 2020
7.0

This is surprisingly a more bearable issue than most by Bendis. Maybe because Ivan Reis is finally back. He does such good work. I liked that view from the Daily Star where you could see the Daily Planet and the Lexcorp building. It reminded me of the '80s and '90s where you'd see them both all the time while Superman was in the sky fighting or just flying.
Superman's history has been so twis more

Superman #25

By: Brian Michael Bendis, Ivan Reis
Released: Sep 9, 2020

New Villain Alert: Introducing Synmar!
A colossal new threat to Superman, the planet Earth, and the DC Universe arrives on the scene in this special issue! The unique warrior called Synmar was created to represent an entire alien race. He’s trained his entire life-but for what purpose? As the antithesis of everything Superman stands for, ...

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6.0

Another poor issue, I'm sorry to say, because Superman deserves so much better than this. It's probably the best chapter to 'House of Kent," but that's not saying much. I thought reality had been twisted so much by now no one remembered what happened to the Lois and Superman of the new 52 era. I mean, it's been twisted like a pretzel since "Infinite Crisis" I don't know what parts of Superman's hi more

Action Comics #1025

By: Brian Michael Bendis, John Romita Jr.
Released: Sep 23, 2020

Welcome to the House of Kent! Superman’s truth is out there-and now it’s time to rewrite the rules! The invisible mafia has taken advantage of the chaos that’s descended on Metropolis, so the House of Kent is going to talk to them in a language they’ll understand. It’s a new adventure featuring Superman like you’ve never seen him-or the...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman #100 Oct 15, 2020
8.0

The best part about this issue is Batman's numbering is in 3 digits again. Shouldn't it be reaching Legacy number 900 soon? Howbout restoring the numbering?
As for the story, it gave a poor ending to what started out as a promising story. It was just another challenge to see if Batman could be driven to finally kill the Joker. I am so tired of that being the issue. Joker outdoes himself, som more

Batman #100

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Oct 7, 2020

“The Joker War” comes to a city-shattering conclusion as Batman battles The Joker in a brutal, no-holds-barred duel! This is a fight 80 years in the making, and its outcome won’t just change Batman’s life-it will change Gotham City for years to come! Plus, catch the first glimpse of the new villain known as Ghost-Maker! And after the senses...

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Comics Code Authorities reviewed Batman #99 Oct 15, 2020
7.5

Not bad, but not great either. It's good to see Nightwing back, but the problem is this is just turning into another "Why doesnt he Just kill the Joker?" story. It seems since "No man's Land" that almost every story the Joker appears in asks that tired old question, and I'm sick of it. I now realize that James Tynion's stand-alone Joker story in Detective #1008 was so good because it didn't raise more

Batman #99

By: James Tynion IV, Jorge Jimenez
Released: Sep 16, 2020

“The Joker War” part five of six! Things have changed, as Batman realizes he can’t fight this war alone. He’s going to need help. Before he faces down The Joker, he must call up his trusty partner Dick Grayson! But can Dick reclaim his lost memories in time to join the battle?

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7.5

My favorite part is the cover. It's pure Batman vs. Croc. The story on the other hand was a little stale. Still, it was pretty decent for a stand-alone story tied in to a seperate bigger story. The end shows a little more humanity to Croc as well, a thing rarely shown in this character, so Kudos to Peter Tomasi for that.
I will be glad though after the EXPENSIVE issue #1027 and the Joker War more

Detective Comics #1026

By: Peter J. Tomasi, Kenneth Rocafort
Released: Aug 26, 2020

As “The Joker War” rages on, the casualties are mounting, and the underground residents of Gotham City must deal with the devastating effects of the Joker toxin that’s been pumped into the old city’s tunnel system. Batman must risk everything to guide them to safety, but a familiar face has mobilized these forgotten souls to rise up in ange...

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4.5

Like the Ranger Slayer special, this was a stale letdown. Am I supposed to know this prisoner? My knowledge beyond Zeo's end is practically nil. And beyond that, except for Time Force, the "Forever Red" episode of Wild force and Dino Thunder, I never paid much attention to much of the other titles. Those other series sucked too much.
I doubt I'll be following the development of this reality i more

Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn #1

By: Anthony Burch, Simone Ragazzoni
Released: Aug 19, 2020

An All-New Limited Series Revealing Drakkon's Final Plan!
After the shocking events of Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer, Kimberly is determined to purge the world of Drakkon's legacy, starting with Deadlock; the prison tower where Drakkon held all those who opposed him.
But even the Ranger Slayer has no clue of the true power kept in Deadlock-a...

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