Comic Review — Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 102 (Spoiler Warning)

Writer: Melissa Flores
Artist: Simona Di Gianfelice
Cover Artists:

  • Main Cover: Mateus Manhanini
  • Variant Cover: Jenny Frison
  • Action Figure Incentive Cover (1:10): Bon Bernardo
  • Incentive Cover (1:25): Jenny Frison
  • Unlockable Cover (1 copy): Mateus Manhanini
  • B!G Cover: Dani Pendergast

Synopsis: The bold and greatly anticipated Reunited, Recharged era of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers continues with the superstar creative lineup of Melissa Flores (Power Rangers, The Dead Lucky) and Simona Di Gianfelice (Firefly)! While the gravest threats to Earth seem put to rest, the legacy that began in Go Go Power Rangers unfolds in ways no Power Rangers fans could have imagined! As the mystery of what happened on the embattled moon begins to unravel, a villain returns from the past, along with their sick and twisted creation!

Story — 5 out of 5: The Rangers are well and truly defeated here, and it sure seems like Melissa Flores is writing Matt out of the book, or at least trying to make us think she is. His zord is badly damaged and abandoned on the moon, and he sacrifices himself to help the others escape. Not that he’s dead, but Mistress Vile says she has plans for him. Speaking of which, I hope we get some backstory for Rita’s apparent upgrade and name change. Having said that, I remember wishing that she was more like this when she returned back in MMPR Season 2. This is a much better revenge plot than marrying Zedd.

Flores does a masterful job if keeping with the sense of foreboding doom, while also injecting little bits of humor here and there. Matt feeling like the spare Ranger is sad, especially after his Dragonzord has been combining with the other Zords, he has been more integrated into the team, and a romance seems to be blooming with Aisha. I would imagine the Mistress Vile will be toying with this next issue. Lord Zedd going to Zordon for help is a fun little wrinkle, and I’m interested in seeing how that plays out.

Art — 5 out of 5: The art by Simona Di Gianfelice is still amazing. Everyone looks great, the action is on point. And Raúl Angelou’s coloring pulls it all together, giving the costumes that shininess you see in the show.

Overall — 5 out of 5: I wouldn’t say this issue is fun like last issue, but it is a good read. The story is well paced, and the art is fantastic. Highly recommended!