Comic Review: Mighty Morphin 18 (Spoiler Warning)

Writer: Mathew Groom

Artist: Moisés Hidalgo

Cover Artists:

  • Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
  • Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
  • FOC Reveal Cover: Monika Palosz
  • Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
  • Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
  • Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales
  • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Monika Palosz
  • Incentive Cover: Rian Gonzales

With the combined efforts of Promethea and the Zords protecting the Power Chamber, Rocky, the Red
Ranger, and Matt, the Green Ranger, wait in tense anticipation for the return of the Away Team. Emotions run high as Zordon acknowledges a hidden history involving him and Promethea, and how much
the War has affected him, while Rocky is torn on different responsibilities that might be irreconcilable
without help…

Story – 3 out of 5: Boy, this was a very quick read. The 2 plots are nudged forward, but due to the uncompressed, write-for-the-trade storytelling, only just a bit. I would think Rocky would have thought twice before bringing the kids to the Command Center site, and I would think both Zordon and Grace would have vetoed the idea as well. As for the other Rangers, it was cool to see them swimming. Due to technical and budgetary restrictions, we have yet to really see Rangers swimming on the show in any believable fashion. Even the Aquitians never actually swam! As such, seeing them swim here, as well as their reactions to such a feat, was pretty cool! Not exactly sure how they were able to talk to the locals in the water, physics have never been a big deal in Power Rangers.

Art – 4 out of 5: The art by Moisés Hidalgo is growing on me. With all of the anime inspired art we’ve had lately, this more realistic artwork takes a little getting used to. It also helps that most of the pages featured people wearing helmets, so the faces weren’t really a problem like last time. He does really widen the visor part of the helmets though, which makes them all look a bit off.

Overall – 3 out of 5: The issue went by too quickly to enjoy it. The art is nice, but there really isn’t much story. Not the best way to kick off the “Charge to 100!”