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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 Review: Necessary Evil Part 1

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Written by Ryan Parrott

Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo

Colors by Walter Baiamonte (assistance by Daniele Ienuso)

Letters by Ed Dukeshire

Nine months and nine issues in the making, the return of our original Power Rangers team is finally back. Spinning directly from Power Rangers Shattered Grid #1, we are reminded of where our Rangers have been for the past year.

With the return of our heroes of course comes the return of evil and danger on Earth. The team is back in action with a new leader, the White Ranger first appearing in an amazing splash page by Daniele and Walter. Bringing these two back brings an energy that has been missing for quite some time, I’m happy to have them back. Tommy as the White Ranger has been teased since Necessary Evil was announced February of this year.

Preview panel provided by Boom! Studios of the first panel that reveals the White Ranger
Boom! Studios Preview of the White Ranger reveal in Power Rangers #40. Art by Daniele Di Nicuolo

The biggest question when Boom! Studios announced the arrival of the White Ranger, was how exactly were they going to do it. Unfortunately we don’t get any answer to that question, instead we get more questions with even more new characters, heroes and villains. Rocky, Aisha, and Adam make their comic debut (sort of, check out Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1). It is revealed that they have been apart of the team for two months. It was with this reveal I felt there may be an issue or two I missed. It is very easy for Ryan to chop the two month gap to events that happened in the TV show and something they don’t necessarily need to “waste” pages or panels on. Or quite possibly something that can be saved for a future annual, but with so many questions already looming I didn’t enjoy getting more questions at this point in the story.

Ever since the beginning of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series it was announced that it would fill in gaps and stay in continuity of it’s TV counterpart. It’s Shattered Grid story brought the idea that continuity could be shifted and changed, due to our heroes having the responsibility of rewriting reality itself at the end of Shattered Grid, it was unclear what new rules Ryan or any future writer would be following, if any. With Jason, Trini, and Zack missing from the team I was curious to see if Ryan would keep the “in continuity” reason for why they are gone. And though it seems everything lines up correctly, the cliffhanger at the end of the issue plants a huge twist on the reasoning, seriously pick this issue up.

Rita Repulsa has always been a thorn in the Rangers’ side. Last we saw of Rita was in issue 30 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the penultimate issue to the Shattered Grid story, where she teamed up with the Rangers in order to stop Lord Drakkon. In this issue, Rita is nowhere to be seen but an even scarier villain makes his debut and is the reason Rita is no longer a threat to Earth. Lord Zedd takes command and seeks to not just pester the Rangers like Rita once did, but to end them. Lord Zedd’s plans introduce a brand new character from a very similar alien race to the Mighty Morphin franchise and I appreciate that Ryan continues to world build inside this franchise.

Although I enjoyed the issue I think it left me with one too many questions, it is not impossible for Ryan to answer most of these questions within the next few issues, but after nine months of missing these characters it is hard to completely agree with a story that doesn’t answer anything. Questions aside, this issue had amazing art, big reveals, and exciting world building. For any Power Rangers fan that was burned by Beyond the Grid should give this title a second chance because big things are coming!

8.5/10

You can get your copy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 at your Local Comic Shop
https://www.comicshoplocator.com/ or at the Boom! Studios website
https://shop.boom-studios.com/comics/detail/9529/mighty-morphin-power-rangers-40-main

Batman News Weekly! #4

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This week we discuss Matt Reeves is bringing even more Batman Rouges to his film, Tom King’s future with the Batman comic, Harley Quinn getting EVERYTHING at DC Comics and so much more!

SOURCES: https://ew.com/books/2019/06/13/batma…

https://www.cbr.com/exclusive-harley-…

https://www.newsarama.com/45410-harle…

https://batman-news.com/2019/06/06/ma…

https://batman-news.com/2019/06/14/st…

https://batman-news.com/2019/06/16/to…

I’m your host Juice Wayne and BATfromtheBOX is a channel that will cover Comic, Movies, Shows, Games, and anything else that is related to The Dark Knight! I want to become your #1 source for Batman content on youtube.

Batman #73 Explored & Explained

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Batman News Weekly: “The Batman” Villains Revealed?!

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An EXCLUSIVE from those boys over at Geeks World Wide has revealed FOUR villains that are set to appear in Matt Reeves Batman movie!

SOURCE: https://thegww.com/exclusive-matt-ree…

I’m your host Juice Wayne and BATfromtheBOX is a channel that will cover Comic, Movies, Shows, Games, and anything else that is related to The Dark Knight! I want to become your #1 source for Batman content on youtube.

UPDATE: The writer of the GWW article has since tweeted a photo of Two-Face. Hinting at his possible involvement in Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

Batman Last Knight on Earth Explored & Explained

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Heroes in Crisis #9 Explored and Explained

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The Flash #71 Year One Explored & Explained

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Tom King Leaving Batman Solo Title

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Reports have come out and CONFIRMED that Tom King will be leaving the BATMAN title after issue 85. Falling 15 issues short of his long talked about 100 issue run! According to articles, this was not Tom Kings decision.

I’m your host Juice Wayne and BATfromtheBOX is a channel that will cover Comic, Movies, Shows, Games, and anything else that is related to The Dark Knight! I want to become your #1 source for Batman content on youtube. Sources:

Tom King Leaving Back at #85 https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/…

Bat Force Radio: https://soundcloud.com/batforceradio/…

Hollywood Reporter Tom King Interview: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea…

Comic Sales: https://www.comichron.com/monthlycomi…

Hulk outsales Batman: https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/05/…

Batman News Weekly! #3

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@JUICEfromtheBOX  a CBL contributor
**All photos used in videos belong to their respected owners! I do not claim them as my own**
SOURCES: Tom King https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Batman Villains: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/05/…

Welcome to BATMAN NEWS WEEKLY! On this episode we cover Batman #71 and Justice League #24, two issues that showcase Batman in two different lights than we are used to. We also discuss the Mondo Batman 80th event in Austin, Tx, The BIG Batman casting news that dropped along with POSSIBLE villains for the movie! Plus so much more!

I’m your host Juice Wayne and BATfromtheBOX is a channel that will cover Comic, Movies, Shows, Games, and anything else that is related to The Dark Knight! I want to become your #1 source for Batman content on youtube.

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