Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock

From the publisher of the critically acclaimed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series comes an original story set in the universe of the upcoming Power Rangers feature film! This explosive, all-new tale picks up immediately after the events of Lionsgate’s highly anticipated movie, in theaters March 24, 2017. See the film, then deep dive into the continued adventures of Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack, and Billy!

Just to throw it out there, I feel obligated to give readers a warning of spoilers ahead. Given that this book directly follows the events of the movie, there may be things people don’t want to know. That being said, let’s take a look at Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock and the continued adventure.

We enter the story in the aftermath of the newly formed current Power Rangers team defeating Rita Repulsa’s Goldar monster. On top of trying to rid the city of constant reanimated clay monsters, they are also still trying to gel as a team. If that wasn’t enough, twin siblings that were victims of “The Encounter” have found new abilities when they meld with leftover alien clay. In Power Rangers tradition, the twins form a giant monster which the Rangers must take down with Megazord.

I’m a little torn in talking about the artwork for this next addition to Power Rangers comics. Don’t get the wrong impression though, the art is quality stuff in all respects. Personally, I just struggled with the fact that it’s tied to the new movie and I just don’t like some of the designs.

Take away the bias I have as someone who grew up with MMPR and this is a good book. It has a lot of the Power Rangers tropes, like the team coming together and of course the giant fight scene. So at the end of the day, whether you’re a purist like me who has no interest in the movie, this isn’t a bad book to read.

For more on Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock or other Boom titles, check out Boom! Studios.

Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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