Monday, September 24, 2018

Saban's Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 1 (comic) - Paul's REVIEW

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Saban's Go Go Power Rangers Vol. 1
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artists: Dan Mora & Raul Angulo
Release Date: July 11, 2018

Synopsis: Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Manifest Destiny, Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Klaus, WWE) present a look at the Mighty Morphin story from the perspective of the teenagers with attitude; Jason, Kim, Trini, Zack, and Billy days after they first became Power Rangers. Fighting evil is hard, but surviving high school may be even harder—welcome to real life in Angel Grove.


Review: I FINALLY got to read Go Go Power Rangers! It seems like it took forever for this collected volume to come out. Through social media I've heard about this ongoing series a lot, especially leading up to the big event, SHATTERED GRID. 

This series takes place really early in these teens' time as rangers. The stories focus more on their personal lives than fighting Rita and her goons. I really liked the focus on each character. There's added background for one-off episode traits from the tv series. Trini's fear for heights is mentioned. Zach has hesitations about Jason being a leader. Jason's obsession with karate has a reasoning. "Skull and Bones" was probably my favorite added backstory. 

The three rules of being a ranger are given more time. There's just more overall depth about their initial exploration of their new powers. I liked seeing how Rita learned of their true identities. 

The rangers' second mission is to the moon. Having read the 1969 story, I know Zordon was anxious. 

I finally got to meet Matthew, the other friend! I'm very interested in how his story continues. 

I'm impressed by this series. I am very excited to continue reading it. Parrott brings a realistic drama to the over-the-top story. I give this first volume in the ongoing Go Go Power Rangers series a 5/5.


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