Comic Review: Mighty Morphin 22 (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): Monika Palosz
  • FOC Reveal Cover: Vincenzo Riccardi
  • FOC Reveal Incentive Cover (1:10): Vincenzo Riccardi
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Monika Palosz

A RANGER RETURNS! With their help, the team can finally turn the tide of battle, but not without consequences. Will the Rangers forge a new path together despite their differences? Meanwhile, Kim receives some much-needed perspective from a fellow Ranger, offering her a glimpse of hope for the future. As the dust begins to settle, will this Mighty Morphin team settle on a sense of identity, and discover their true role in the universe?

Story — 4 out of 5: While, at first glance, this issue seems to have brought the story to a halt, it actually used that time well, We got some good character development for Kimberly here, and may still be setting up her departure in the future. I was quite surprised that this issue’s returning Ranger was the Pink Emissary. This was great setup for the final fight, with the Pink Rangers taking on the bad guys in Purple Energy. It is always nice to Hyperforce represented, so seeing Chloe was cool. And I think this is Amelia’s first comic appearance, which is interesting since she wasn’t around during Shattered Grid. Such is the power of the Morphin Grid. Anyway, I really enjoyed the story, and how it felt like the closing of a chapter.

Art — 3 out of 5: On one hand, there wasn’t really any doubt who any of the characters were. But this time out, the art just felt a little sloppy, or rushed. Now, maybe that was due to having so many Rangers to draw (those helmets are not easy), or maybe there was a deadline issue, but either way, it wasn’t Hidalgo’s best work. The ending scenes were well done though. He definitely has a good handle on the quieter scenes.

Overall — 4 out of 5: I would recommend picking this issue up. Not just because it concludes the story from last issue, but also because of Kim’s character development here. Not really any obvious setup for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #100 though, which is surprising, but a great finale for what is essentially the final issue of this title.