Might Morphin Power Rangers #17
Written by: Kyle Higgins
Art by: Hendry Prasetya and Matt Herms
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 is one of those issues where a new reader can jump right into with no worries. Sure it briefly recaps the previous arc but it’s like an enticing recap that if new readers what to pick up some back issues they can. But if they’re just curious about this title, here’s where to start.
After the conclusion of the epic Lord Drakkon arc, we find our heroes getting back into the groove of normal super=heroing. Even though they just won an intergalactic battle, they still must save the people of Earth from any disaster. I enjoy seeing this aspect of it and love that they included some panels of the Rangers saving people from different countries, breaking the trope of Power Ranges that they’re just saving their own city and nothing else happens anywhere on Earth. Not a whole lot happens in this issue but it’s a great character piece. It’s the start of a new story arc so it’s all uphill from here. This is why it is a great jumping on point for new readers because it can give a good introduction to each character as they live their lives but also secretly save the world.
When the Rangers are taking a break, they find it so dull now. They are so passionate about being Power Rangers. They love the action as much as they love saving people. Trini and Kim can’t stand to be at home. Billy and Tommy are working out to their fullest and constantly pushing themselves. Zack is bored as well and just wants someone to help, so he helps Jason who is obsessing over the newscast looking for that citizen in distress. It shows that they’re committed to this role as a Rangers and haven’t regretted it once. These are true heroes.
The art is superb in this issue, just like every issue before it. I especially enjoy the gorgeous look of the Zords. Personally, they’re drawn and colored so perfectly that I feel like I truly am reading a Power Rangers book. It’s one of those comic books that you can tell the writers and artists know they’re stuff. If they aren’t fans of the source material, then they do some amazing research.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #17 is a fantastic issue with stellar art. It’s a fun and easy read that is a perfect jumping on point for new readers, giving deep character moments with some Megazord action sprinkled in for extra points.