Comic Review: Power Rangers 18 (Spoiler Warning)

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Writer: Ryan Parrott

Artist: Marco Renna

Cover Artists:

  • Main Cover: Gerald Parel
  • Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Variant Cover: Gerald Parel
  • Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • Variant Cover: Dan Mora
  • Variant Cover: Daniele Di Nicuolo
  • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Monika Palosz
  • FOC Reveal Cover: Monika Palosz

The Omega Rangers take a big risk, splitting up after receiving separate distress calls from two distant planets. Zack and Trini bring an unexpected guest back to Safehaven after a battle, while Jason and Yale encounter a rogue [REDACTED], determined to avenge the destruction of his home planet!

Story – 4 out of 5: Thank you Ryan Parrott! Unlike Mighty Morphin, it actually felt like things happened in this issue. Seriously though, the Zords need some upgrades or something. The Omegazords, and the Thunderzords, seem to have been nerfed. This is probably for a more dramatic effect, but I’m still not a fan of it. Granted, we only had 2 of the Zords here, but I prefer the Zords giving the Rangers more of a chance, rather than seeming pointless. I did like Trini using her head here though. She’s really stepped up in this series. Zack, on the other hand continues to be a bit out of character with his lack of optimism. It may be in the form of jokes, but his pessimism is a real downer.

I also find it ironic that Andros makes his first appearance in the book, while Trini and Zack save a little alien similar to the little alien Andros saved near the end of In Space. I wonder if that was planned, or just a coincidence.

Art – 5 out of 5: Marco Renna, and his clear storytelling, continue to shine. I was, at no point, confused by what was happening, and everyone was on model. Not a huge fan of his Andros, but it appears he’ll have some time to iron out the kinks there. I should also note the coloring. It was all well done, and not needlessly rendered. Of particular note is the scene of Trini inside the ship. The way the light inside the ship hits Trini’s suit gives us a glimpse of what a green Omega Ranger might look like. Nice touch!

Overall – 5 out of 5: This was a fun read, and very pleasant to look at, and I am really looking forward to next issue. Easily the best book of the month!