Comic Review: Power Rangers Universe 6 (Spoiler Warning)

Writer: Nicole Andelfinger

Artist: Simone Ragazzoni

  • Cover Artists:
    • Main Cover: Dan Mora
    • FOC Reveal Cover: Qistina Khalidah
    • Incentive Cover: Dan Mora
    • Incentive Cover: Nikolas Draper-Ivey
    • Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
    • Incentive Cover: Christian Ward
    • FOC Reveal Unlockable Cover (1 Copy): Qistina Khalidah

In the thrilling climax of Power Rangers Universe, Dark Specter’s corruption threatens to not only destroy
the Rangers, but puts the very nature of the Morphin Grid in peril! To protect the fabric of reality, the teens must find a way to tap into the heart of the Morphin Grid and face their most fearsome foe yet: their mentor, the Morphinaut! Discover the secrets of the Grid and exciting new Ranger forms as the past and future of the Power Rangers story is revealed!

Story — 4 out of 5: Okay, that’s a great way to end this story. Almost all plots tied up nice and neat. And Aleia giving Phantom Ranger his crystal while, at least partially, in the Pink Turbo form is a nice callback to Cassie’s crush on him during Power Rangers Turbo. I find it interesting that Aleia seems to take leadership at the end, including after their transformation. Earlier, she seemed more like Kimberly in the early part of MMPR, but at the end here, she’s more like Jen in Time Force.
I have two questions though. First off, what about their friends and family in the Grid? Are they just stuck there? What happens to them when future Rangers are morphing? Do they ever return?
And secondly, does this make them the Morphin Masters, or the Emissaries? BOOM! keeps calling them Morphin Master Teens, but they look more like the Emissaries with their constantly shifting forms. Of course, this also begs the question of what happens to most of them by the time of Shattered Grid?

Art — 4 out of 5: This was a major improvement over last issue. While still not great, the are was pretty clear, and I didn’t find myself confused by any of the artwork. I would say this is his best work of the series!

Overall — 4 out of 5: As a single issue, the creative team managed to end things on a high note.

Series Overall — 3 out of 5: As a complete 6 issue mini-series, I feel like this could have been completed in 3 or 4 issues. The pacing was slow, dragging the story along. The art was confusing at times, and looked rushed in others. How, or if, story plans changed between solicitation and publication, may have played into my issues with both the story and the art, but based on what we actually get on the printed, or digital, page, this series is only meh. However, considering the origins covered in this series, this is probably a series you’ll need to read since it will most likely be referenced in the future.