Power Rangers Ranger Slayer #1 (REVIEW)

Power Rangers Ranger Slayer #1
BOOM! Studios

Written by: Ryan Parrott
Art by: Dan Mora
Colors by: Raúl Angulo
Letters by: Ed Dukeshire

Hard to believe Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer is a one-shot. The 32-page story told in Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 absolutely could’ve been extended into a second issue, and it wouldn’t have felt forced.

Clearly, the Ranger Slayer has become the most compelling character in the Power Rangers Universe — maybe only second to Lord Drakkon. There’s so much darkness in her past, and it seems there could be more in her future, though perhaps in a different manner.

This story is supposed to set the stage “for the next Power Rangers epic.” Ryan Parrott wrote Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 in a way which BOOM! Studios could simply use it in that manner. But if BOOM! decided Ranger Slayer deserved her own ongoing story, I’d absolutely read that — even before the events that transpired in Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1.

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If you’re looking to get in on the Powers Rangers fun, this is a good point to hop in before things get crazy again. Or even if you just want to learn about the badass alternate reality version of Kimberly Hart that people have been gushing over for the past few years, Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is a guaranteed fun read.

Also helps to have the ever-impressive Dan Mora in charge of art. Other artists have done some impressive work with the Power Rangers, but Mora’s interpretations are the first I think of when the BOOM! Studios title comes to mind — and I don’t expect that to change.

9/10

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