Monday, May 8, 2023

Same Shit, Different Writer...

I picked up a copy of the latest issue of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book from Boom Studios. I was a little late to the game, but apparently they're in the middle of a major ground-breaking, history-defining storyline.


Let me guess; new take on an old villain, so let's make a pre-existing character into a new Ranger form, take our old Rangers on an interstellar journey, and then for shits and giggles, let's bring back that Drakkon character.

Sure enough, that's what I got in this particular issue.

Apparently, this series has a new writer - Melissa Flores. I don't know if she did any prior Power Rangers comic stuff in the past - as in, I genuinely don't know because I haven't bothered to check - but if her aim was to simply regurgitate what was produced by the previous two writers of this series, then mission accomplished.

People keep telling me that this stuff is better than it was before... but I just see the same shit that drove me away from this stuff in the first place. There isn't anything that I've seen here that I probably haven't read in someone's fanfic years ago. Hell, there's a couple story bits that were even conceived when I was writing fanfics years ago... and some of that stuff hasn't even seen the light of day.

I'll give Boom some credit; I've enjoyed a couple of their one-shots from their Power Rangers Unlimited line-up and graphic novels. Those are good, quick reads. Hell, I even enjoyed Kyle Higgins' Tommy-centric one-shot, Soul Of The Dragon, and gave it a hearty reviews - even if I kept messing up the name of the title.

But as far as the mainline comic series is concerned, I'm sorry, but it's still no buys for me. Maybe the Pinky-penned series coming out next year might change my tune, but for now... morphin time is some other time in some other place.

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