Comic Review: Mighty Morphin 19 (Spoiler Warning)

Writer: Mat Groom

Artist: Moisés Hidalgo

  • Cover Artists:
    • Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
    • Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
    • FOC Reveal Cover: Taurin Clarke
    • Incentive Cover: InHyuk Lee
    • Incentive Cover: Eleonora Carlini
    • Incentive Cover: Qistina Khalidah
    • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Taurin Clarke
    • Unlockable Cover: Qistina Khalidah

Rocky, Matt, Zordon, and the children have a moment of relative safety in the temporary Promethea Base, but it can only last so long as the force field holds. Meanwhile, plans go into motion over the capital planet of the Lion Empire while conflict erupts back on Earth. Can the Rangers hold the line against King Aradon and save the damaged Power Rangers Headquarters?

Story — 4 out of 5: I just don’t get how so much, yet so little, can happen in an issue. King Aragon having a connection to King Mondo is not too surprising, considering the Cogs on the cover, and the design aesthetic of Aragon and his soldiers. Could they be brothers? Also, Zordon’s comparison of Matt to Tommy, and his acceptance of Matt was a nice scene. As was the scene of Zordon telling Rocky he is okay with him exposing his secret identity in order to save his fellow Rangers. Of course we then see Rocky still trying to keep is Ranger duties a secret, so it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
As for the other plot, Billy coordinating things makes a lot of sense, especially considering his role during MMAR and Zeo. Also, the self-repairing Command Center may be a reference to “A Zeo Beginning.” And Alphonso Fivori is hilarious! I hope no one sees through this disguise too quickly.

Art — 4 out of 5: I am enjoying this art much more now. Hidalgo is definitely becoming more comfortable with the characters, even if they aren’t as “on model” as we’re used to. His action shots are particularly well done, and I never felt lost.

Overall — 4 out of 5: I really wish more would happen in in each issue to move things forward, but we do get some nice character moments to help off-set that here. Plus the fact that the artwork is easy on the eyes makes this a good issue! Big improvement over last issue!