Comic Review: Mighty Morphin 21 (Spoiler Warning)

Writer: Mat Groom

Artist: Moisés Hidalgo

Cover Artists:

  • Main Cover: InHyuk Lee
  • Legacy Variant Cover: Eleonora Carlini
  • Incentive Cover (1:10): InHyuk Lee
  • Incentive Cover (1:15): Eleonora Carlini
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Qistina Khalidah
  • FOC Reveal Cover: Taurin Clarke
  • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover (1:10): Taurin Clarke
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Qistina Khalidah

Synopsis: After a recent tragedy that shook the Rangers leader to his core, the Mighty Morphin team faces an identity crisis. After all, there are some challenges even they can’t overcome.

Story – 4 out of 5: Now this is what I have been waiting for! I feel like things actually happened this issue! Not too sure about Trini being so nonchalant about telling Kim about Shattered Grid, even if it wasn’t the whole story. But, it plays right into this plot of Kim feeling insecure about being a Ranger. At first, I thought it was out of character for Kim to assume that their deaths led to the future teams of Rangers, but it does match with her feeling in the previous issue that they would be Rangers for life. And while it is way too early for Metallic Armor, I do like that Mat came up with a MMPR era power up rather than either coming up with something new, or using something from Zeo and beyond. Plus, he shows us why this would be a viable power up, and why they will limit its use in Season 3. However, I’m curious why Tommy and Kim didn’t power down their armor once things started falling apart. And, while it does make for a fun cliffhanger, I hope there is a good explanation for why future villains pop into the the pocket universe if they don’t know about them yet.

Art – 4 out of 5: Other than some hairdos, I thought the art looked great in this issue. I didn’t mind the more painted look to the coloring either, except during the Metallic Armor scenes. If it wasn’t for the slight glow, it wasn’t super easy to tell they had the armor on.

Overall – 4 out of 5: This is a great issue, and I can’t wait for next month to see what happens next. A definite recommend!