Synopsis: With the destruction of Zordon’s tube, the Mighty Morphin team seeks new allies to help them in the
Eltarian War. But with Lord Zedd at their back and the Eltarian Supreme Leader gathering his forces to launch a massive attack on the Earth, can the Rangers survive being surrounded on all sides?
Power Rangers #14
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Francesco Mortarino
Main Cover: Gerald Parel
Legacy Variant Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Gerald Parel
Incentive Cover: Daniele di Nicuolo
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
FOC Reveal Cover: Jorge Corona
FOC Reveal Incentive Cover: Jorge Corona
Incentive Cover: Goñi Montes
Synopsis: The new Blue Omega Ranger, along with the rest of the Power Rangers, retreat to Safehaven to plan their next steps. With information gathered from Zordon and the Blue Emissary, our motley crew of heroes and villains set their sights on defeating the minions of their former ally and conducting a rescue mission. But in a galaxy full of enemies, who… or what… awaits their rescue?
Synopsis: Will the Omega Rangers be able to enlist the last Emissary to help to defeat the Empyreals? The Omega Rangers attempt to question the enigmatic Yellow Emissary, who may know the secret of the Empyreals undoing. But even if they can convince the Yellow Emissary to help, it may be too late if Drakkon isn’t on the same page. The fate of the Omega Rangers and the Yellow Emissary hang in the balance as they all fight for their lives!
Picking up from issue 9, Trini has lead the team to, seemingly, the middle of nowhere. The ship’s computers literally pick up nothing, but Trini is able to detect a planet in her morphed form. On a leap of faith, the Omegas teleport down, leaving Drakkon and XI on the ship. Fortunately, there actually is a weird looking planet, although it isn’t what Trini saw when she made her connection. They are quickly attacked by floating cloth, which is actually controlled by the Yellow Emmissary. With his cloth defeated, he appears, only to tell them that he cannot help them destroy the Empyreals.
Back on the ship, after a little friendly banter, XI apologizes for not trusting Drakkon. Soon, Drakkon leaves the bridge and, once alone, makes himself throw up a lock pick he got from Fendrick, which he quick uses to remove his collar.
Back on the planet, the Omegas finally learn how the Red Emissary died. They also learn that Zartus, in his quest for Unlimited Power, used what was called the Celestial Shard in Mighty Morphin 11 to revive the Empyreals. Once Zartus resurrects all 3 Empyreals, they will have the power to reshape the universe. And, now that they are bonded in this reality, the only way to stop the Empyreals is to destroy Zartus.
While they get over the shock of this news, we return to the ship, where the Blue/Orange Empyreal contacts Drakkon via telepathy. Drakkon had been working for them the whole time to help them find the Yellow Emissary. Now that he’s completed his part of the deal, they give him his morpher, and a fully powered Black Dragon coin.
At this point, the Empyreals attack the ship, but the shields hold. On the planet, the Omegas try to help, but they are unable to summon their Zords. As XI attempts to bring the ship down to the teleportation range, Drakkon morphs and fights XI, quickly subduing him.
On the planet, the fight between the Empyreals and the Omega Rangers is not going well for the Rangers. Using Trini as bait, the Yellow Emissary is forced out of hiding, holding them off long enough to free Trini. But then the Blue/Orange Empyreal grabs the Emissary by the head, and literally tears him in half.
Story – 4 or 5: Wow! Okay, big revelations here. So, Zartus is responsible for the Empyreals. That probably shouldn’t come as much of surprise after all he did for the Zeo Crystal, but it kinda did to me. It is also hinted that the Empyreals are the Emissaries resurrected. So, the Yellow Emissary was not hiding due to being scared, but in an effort to prevent Zartus from turning his dead body into an Empyreal? Also, it was hard to explain in the synopsis above, but the Celestial Shard changes the colors of the Emissaries when they are “reborn.” Instead of the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow, the Shard changes them into the secondary colors of Green, Purple, and Orange. If you ever studied color theory in school (it was usually a lesson in your average art class), these are complimentary colors as well. So it appears that the Blue Emissary became the Orange Empyreal, and has both colors in his suit. The Red Emissary appears to have become the Green Empyreal, although his suit looks more like pink and green. So, presummably, the Yellow Emissary will soon become the Purple Empyreal. Adding to this confusion is that they aren’t mentioned by name here, and the Empyreals’ speech bubbles reflect their Emissary colors. I am very curious about this Celstial Shard though. While it doesn’t look exactly like previous depictions of the Zeo Crystal, it is interesting the Zartus would have another magic crystal so soon after showing his connection to the Zeo Crystal. Plus, Lord Drakkon returns! I feel bad for poor XI, and, if he survives all this, I wonder if this will affect him at all. He was finally starting to warm to Drakkon right before his betrayal. Might be interesting to see of Parrott plays with this at all going forward. I’m really looking forward to the confrontation between him and the Omegas. The only thing that keeps this from being a 5 out of 5 is that lack of clarity. The connection between the Emissaries and Empyreals is very much implied, but never stated. Too much dancing around the facts here. And, for those who haven’t been reading since issue one, it would have been nice to explain the image that I thought, at first, was the death of the Blue Emissary, but the red coloring makes me think its the Red Emissary. Like I said, not very clear.
Art – 5 out of 5: The art is very well done here. Very clear and, for lack of a better word, animated. Everyone stays on model the entire time, and outside of some slight wonkiness on the Yellow Emissary’s helmets, it is all fantastic. Especially the full page splash of morphed Lord Drakkon. This appears to be his earliest form, with no black on the suit. Basically what JDF wore in the promo trailer for Shattered Grid. It looks great here. Consistency is key in comics, and I can overlook the helmet wonkiness. Power Ranger helmets are hard enough to draw when its just 1 at a time, let alone 2 different helmets joined together, and changing every panel. I did like that when the Emissary first appeared, it was as the Yellow Omega Ranger and Yellow MMPR Ranger, reflecting both of Trini’s forms.
Overall – 4 out of 5: Despite the lack of clarity, this was a great issue. Things moved forward, and looked great in the process. A few new problems are set up, and it seems like the Omega Rangers are about to be overwhelmed. It leaves you yearning for the next issue to arrive already, which is pretty much the idea.
After the remaining Psycho Rangers start tracking the Rangers by their voices, Cassie needs to escape Angel Grove Mall without making a sound. Then, after the Psychos steal the Mega Voyager, the Rangers trace them to another planet for a final confrontation.
Synopsis: As the Power Rangers and their new allies, the Eltarian Guardians, prepare to rescue Candice from Lord Zedd, elements of Zordon’s past begin to collide with the present. Will old loyalties and rivalries lead Zordon, and in turn the Power Rangers, into ruin? Or will they be able to right the wrongs of the past and save Earth in the process?
The issue begins over 10,000 years ago as we follow up on the end of last issue. Zartus is running out of medicine to help Zophram. He’s also taken it upon himself to tell the Eltarian Elders that Zophram died trying to protect the Zeo Crystal. He also directs Zophram into thinking that Zordon was behind his current condition. Now, with his medication affecting his mind, and believing that Zordon and Eltar have betrayed him, Zophram declares that Zophram of Eltar is dead, and that he will spend the rest of his new life working to destroy Eltar.
In the present, Billy joins the 3 newer Rangers for lunch at Angel Grove High. He’s a little hesitant at first, but the others are confidant Billy will not be kicked off them team for helping Prometheus create the new Green Ranger, and that, somehow, things will work out. Meanwhile, at the juice bar, Matt joins Kim to try to talk things out and explain his actions the last few issues. This does not go well though, as their argument ends with Matt questioning Zordon’s loyalties if it comes down to Earth vs Eltar.
Later, at the Command Center, the Rangers, minus Billy, are introduced to Sentry Force Four, an Eltarian team called upon to help the Rangers rescue Zelya. Zenith has what looks like glowing insect wings, which she uses to fly. She apparently hasn’t walked in years. Zeta is your basic cape wearing, sword wielding warrior type guy with glowing eyes and a mask that covers most of his face. He’s also not much of a talker. Zero-Zero, or Zerd-Zerd (it’s hard to tell because of the weird font), is actually a smaller Eltarian piloting a large mech. And Zag, despite looking like The Flash’s Eltarian cousin, actually creates teleporation portals so he can attack from many angles at once.
After meeting the Rangers, and expositing about their powers, the Sentry Force Four return to their ship with Zartus. But Zartus reminds them that they weren’t sent down to make friends, and that he expects them to use the planned rescue mission to study the Rangers. But before he can say why, he is interrupted by the return of Zelya. After explaining that she escaped, Zartus has her taken to her quarters to rest, but quietly wonders why she’s lying.
At Prometheus on a later day, Grace is surprised to see that Billy has no idea of what is happening in the real world because he’s currently working on a secret project. They talk about the Eltarian arrival, and somehow Grace knows that Zartus is the Supreme Guardian of Eltar, and she’s worried. However, she does let Billy know that regardless of what happens with the Rangers, he’ll alway have a place at Prometheus.
On his ship, Zartus requests more troops, then dismisses his assistant. Then he opens the vault containing the Celestial Shard and calls out Zelya, who he has detected has snuck into his quarters, accusing her of attempting to kill him and steal the Shard. She reveals that she knows that Lord Zedd is Zophram, and that she knows that Zartus has known all along. He reveals that he kept it a secret to protect Eltar, just like everything else he’s done, including resurrecting the Empyreals. When he threatens to destroy Earth, Zelya is about to attack him, but is stopped by Zag, who not only stops her attack, but also teleports Zeta in, who ends the attack by threatening her with his sword at her neck.
Later, Zartus uses a hologram to tell Zordon that Zelya escaped from Zedd, but says she’s in the infirmary, and will soon be returning to Eltar. He then reveals that he’s bringing in the Eltarian Guard to help against Zedd, and that after they deal with Zedd, he’s going to need the Power Coins. See, Eltar is also at war with the Empyreals and they need soldiers using the Ranger powers, not teenagers with attitude. Zordon relents, and swears loyalty to Eltar.
But when Zartus’ hologram disappears, Zordon tells the Rangers that it appears Zelya has failed, and we learn that she had warned them ahead of time of Zartus’ plans, and that they now only have a short time to prepare for The Eltarian invasion.
Story – 4 out of 5: Well, that was a bit of surprise. I was afraid the Rangers were going to be betrayed in battle, so it is nice to see that they’ve been given a warning and sort of have time to prepare. I must admit that I’m a bit disappointed that we didn’t get to see Zelya’s reaction to Zedd’s story, or if she actually escaped or if Zedd released her, but then again, if we had, her part in this issue wouldn’t have been as suspenseful. Still, seeing her reaction to finding out that one of Eltar’s greatest heroes is now one of the universe’s greatest villains would have been interesting. I’m also wondering how much she told Zordon and the Rangers when she gave her warning. Did we just lose seeing Zordon’s reaction to finding out that his mentor is now his worst enemy? I guess time will tell. Speaking of Zophram, I am looking forward to seeing just how he makes the full transformation to Lord Zedd, especially the mystical powers he has. Also, while Zartus’ deception is now even more obvious, and you hate to see Zophram fall for it, it also sucks to know that he presumably won’t get his come-uppance until the end of this new storyline. Ugh!
Sentry Force Four looks cool! Granted they were designed by Dan Mora, so it shouldn’t be a surprise, but I really like their uniforms. And Zenith saying that she hasn’t walked in years is paid off by her never touching the ground in this issue. Not even to stand. It’s a fun little character quirk, and it will be fun to see if it is remembered as the story progresses.
And just what is Billy working on? Will it be the macguffin that ends up saving the day and therefore the reason Zordon does not kick him off the team? Only time, and Ryan Parrott, will tell.
Art – 4 out of 5: Marco Renna’s art has really grown on me. Honestly, I was a little disappointed he wasn’t around last issue, despite the great Dan Mora art, and I’m glad to see him back. His art style gives the book an animated feel, without being anime influenced like Power Rangers. Despite the lack of detail, emotions are clearly conveyed, action scenes look great, and you can clearly tell who is who in the story. The colors by Walter Baiamonte, Sara Antonellini, and Katia Ranalli are well done as well. They reflect the mood of each scene, without using the jarring neon colors of previous issues. They also help add to that animated feel.
Overall – 4 out of 5: I’d have to say I enjoyed the issue all the way around. Great story, fantastic art, and vibrant colors. Definetly looking forward to the next issue!
While Cassie and Ashley have a argument, Ashley is taken by Psycho Yellow, who disagrees with Psycho Pink on how to defeat the Rangers. Then, TJ tries to figure out a way to confuse the Psychos in battle.
Discover the Fate of the Omega Rangers & Yellow Emissary Before the ELTARIAN WAR in September 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 30, 2021) – BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), revealed a first look at POWER RANGERS #11 from writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), artist Francesco Mortarino (Go Go Power Rangers), colorist Raúl Angulo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) with color assistance by Jose Enrique Fernández, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series, setting the stage for the next epic series event, the ELTARIAN WAR, in September 2021!
Will the Omega Rangers be able to enlist the last Emissary to help to defeat the Empyreals? The Omega Rangers attempt to question the enigmatic Yellow Emissary, who may know the secret of the Empyreals’ undoing. But even if they can convince the Yellow Emissary to help, it may be too late if Drakkon isn’t on the same page… The fate of the Omega Rangers and the Yellow Emissary hang in the balance as they all fight for their lives!
POWER RANGERS #11 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator Gerald Parel (Symbiote Spider-man: King in Black), and variant covers by Daniele Di Nicuolo (Seven Secrets) with Walter Baiamonte, Rian Gonzales (Eternals), and illustrator Yejin Park.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season, with “Power Rangers Dino Fury”, currently airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and now streaming on Netflix in the U.S.
POWER RANGERS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
Print copies of POWER RANGERS #11 will be available on September 15, 2021, exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
Softcover and hardcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.
or continuing news on the POWER RANGERS series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
Astronema unleashes the Psycho Rangers, each of whom are faster and stronger than the Power Rangers. But she also has an ulterior motive for their existence. Then, after Carlos transforms in a photo booth, he is now at the beck and call of the child who finds the pics.
THE ORIGIN OF THE OMEGA RANGERS! Tommy, now the WHITE RANGER, must lead the Power Rangers even as members of his own team doubts his ability to do so. Meanwhile, Jason, Trini, and Zack must step into their own new roles as they embark on their first mission as the OMEGA RANGERS off world. The writing duo of New York Times bestseller Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and the GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) join artist Francesco Mortarino (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) for the final volume of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers! Collects Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #29-32.
Discover the Dangerous Origins of an Ancient Enemy in the ELTARIAN WAR this September 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2021) – BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), revealed a first look at MIGHTY MORPHIN #11 from writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), artist Marco Renna (Once & Future, Klaus), colorist Walter Baiamonte with color assistance by Sara Antonellini & Katia Ranalli, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, setting the stage for the next epic series event, the ELTARIAN WAR, in September 2021!
As the Power Rangers and their new allies, the Eltarian Guardians, prepare to rescue Candice from Lord Zedd, elements of Zordon’s past begin to collide with the present. Will old loyalties and rivalries lead Zordon, and in turn the Power Rangers, into ruin? Or will they be able to right the wrongs of the past and save Earth in the process?
MIGHTY MORPHIN #11 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator InHyuk Lee (Seven Secrets), and variant covers by superstar artists Eleonora Carlini (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and Elizabeth Torque (Uncanny X-Men).
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season with, “Power Rangers Dino Fury” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and now streaming on Netflix in the U.S.
MIGHTY MORPHIN is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franq; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN #11 will be available on September 8, 2021, exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
Softcover and hardcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.
For continuing news on the MIGHTY MORPHIN series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
The whole month of August, Hasbro has been celebrating Power Month with all-things Power Rangers through several new product releases and other brand updates.
To end the morphinominal celebrations, and with Power Rangers Day coming up on August 28th, Hasbro has unveiled the following news:
Brand new products: The Power Rangers Lightning Collection 6” In Space Ecliptor and Astronema 2-Pack and Mighty Morphin Finster Figure! See below for full product details and images.
Power Rangers launched a Monsters Drawing Contest! Follow @powerrangers for details and how to enter your monster creation!
The last Power Rangers poster art will be revealed this Friday! The previously released art is available for purchase at ShopTrends.com. You can find the Power Rangers Ninja Poster by@carlosdattoliartHERE. The Power Rangers Retro Poster by @davidnakayama is available for purchase HERE.
POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION
POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” IN SPACE ECLIPTOR AND ASTRONEMA 2-Pack
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $52.99/Available: 4/1/2022)
IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From DINO FURY back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought fans teamwork, action, and adventure. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! In the IN SPACE TV series, Ecliptor adopted Astronema and raised her as his own, eventually becoming her second-in-command as she serves Dark Specter. The POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” IN SPACE ECLIPTOR AND ASTRONEMA 2-Pack features action figures with premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show and over 20 points of articulation in each figure for high poseability. Plus, multiple character inspired accessories, blast effect pieces, and extra pairs of hands for more ways to play or display. GO GO POWER RANGERS! Look for more POWER RANGERS figures and toys, including collectible figures in the LIGHTNING COLLECTION and more. Each sold separately. Available for pre-order now at Amazon.
POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” MIGHTY MORPHIN FINSTER Figure
(Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $26.49/Available: 4/1/2022)
IT’S MORPHIN TIME! From DINO FURY back to the original MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, the POWER RANGERS have brought fans teamwork, action, and adventure. The legacy continues with figures, vehicles, collectibles, and roleplay toys from Hasbro. Imagine all the action of POWER RANGERS with toys from Hasbro! In the MIGHTY MORPHIN TV series, Finster serves Rita Repulsa by crafting her Putties and monsters from clay to take on the Power Rangers. The POWER RANGERS LIGHTNING COLLECTION 6” MIGHTY MORPHIN FINSTER Figure features premium paint and decorative details inspired by the show, over 20 points of articulation for high poseability, Putty mold accessory, mini Putty figures, and an extra pair of hands for more ways to play or display. GO GO POWER RANGERS! Look for more POWER RANGERS figures and toys, including collectible figures in the LIGHTNING COLLECTION and more. Each sold separately. Available for pre-order now at Amazon.
ABOUT POWER MONTH:
Happening the entire month of August, Power Month is a morphinominal celebration of all things centered around the Power Rangers brand, leading up to Power Rangers Day on August 28. For Power Month, Hasbro has partnered with various retail partners, including Walmart, Amazon, Target and its own Hasbro Pulse, to bring fans exciting new capsules, each with a different theme, to celebrate the iconic Power Rangers brand in exciting new ways.