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Review: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #9 from BOOM! Studios

Editor’s Note: If you haven’t read the comic and like the element of surprise, STOP. Do not read any further! Spoilers are ahead!

The art of executing a twist that is both believable and unexpected is quite difficult. That statement is even truer when said twist is occurring within the confines of a well-established franchise. In the Power Rangers universe, for every Mack is a robot there are a dozen Astronema is Andros’ sister. The twist in Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #9 lies firmly within the former category as it turns a nearly year long storyline on its ear and proves that the action is only just getting started.

Let’s start at the beginning as Hendry Prasetya’s art is allowed to shine in another issue chock full of well-paced action that never feels too cluttered. One of the most amazing aspects of Kyle Higgins’ writing is that he never lets an action scene have the by the numbers feel that plagued the television series. He opts for showing the zords’ individual power as opposed to making the Megazord transformation sequence a foregone conclusion.

Freshly off of siphoning Tommy’s Green Ranger powers in order for Jason, Kimberly, Trini, and Zack to tap back into the Morphin’ Grid, the rangers systematically regain control of their zords and confront Black Dragon in Paris. The mecha battle that follows is a stalling tactic by the rangers. Even with a demorphed Tommy controlling the Dragonzord, the lack of the Triceratops puts the team at a severe disadvantage.

This is where long term characterization pays off. While I was somewhat critical of the lack of time dedicated to Billy being stuck in the Dark Dimension with Goldar, the payoff in this issue was fairly satisfying. On the surface, Goldar is a loyal minion who sees situations in black and white. Billy has systematically chipped away at that mindset by asking logical questions one would expect from a man of science. After witnessing the battle between Black Dragon and the rangers, Billy manages to exploit Goldar’s jealousy towards anyone gaining favor with Rita over himself. The golden monkey’s exile is self-imposed and soon he purposefully frees the Blue Ranger in hopes that he will in turn remove the obstacle in front of Goldar’s right hand man status.

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Episode 223: End of Dino Charge

No Pink Spandex – Episode 223: End of Dino Charge (1:20:28, 55 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: This is Part 2 of our Power Rangers Dino Charge series finale discussion! We talk about Episode 20 “Edge of Extinction”, Episode 21 “End of Extinction”, and compare previous finales of Power Rangers.

Episode 222: Edge of Dino Charge

No Pink Spandex – Episode 222: Edge of Dino Charge (2:03:17, 85 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: This is Part 1 of our Power Rangers Dino Charge series finale discussion! We talk about Episode 20 “Edge of Extinction”, Episode 21 “End of Extinction”, and compare previous finales of Power Rangers.

Episode 221: I Gotta Believe!

No Pink Spandex – Episode 221: I Gotta Believe! (1:04:25, 44 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: It’s the Kamen Rider episode! We have our Kamen Rider Ghost wrap up and discuss Kamen Rider Ex-Aid episodes 1-5.

Episode 220: Koda and Ivan Extinct!

No Pink Spandex – Episode 220: Koda and Ivan Extinct! (1:24:49, 58 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: We discuss Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode 17 “Freaky Fightday”, Episode 18 “Worgworld”, and Episode 19 “The Rangers Rock”.

Episode 219: Turn Around! Where You Goin’?!

No Pink Spandex – Episode 219: Turn Around! Where You Goin’?! (1:06:49, 46 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: Originally recorded on November 6, 2016. We discuss Power Rangers movie toys and news (including leaks) and the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #8 comic from BOOM! Studios.

“Power Rangers Ultimate Visual History” Book Seeks Your Help!

Insight Editions is hard at work on publishing Power Rangers: The Ultimate Visual History, and part of that visual history can include pictures from your very own Power Rangers collection!

Now, to ensure that the book is filled with as many rare Power Rangers images as possible, Insight Editions is inviting fans all over the world to get involved with the creation of the book.

If you have a secret stash of high-resolution images, photographs, or a collection of memorabilia we can scan for potential inclusion in the book, then please let us know via the submission form. Please note that we are NOT looking for fan art or fan fiction, only imagery from official Power Rangers TV shows, movies, merchandise, comics and other spin offs.


Click here to visit their website’s official submission page.  The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2016.  If your image is selected, you will be awarded a free copy of the book.  Good luck!

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Review: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #8 from BOOM! Studios

Editor’s Note: If you haven’t read the comic and like the element of surprise, STOP. Do not read any further! Spoilers are ahead!

The eighth issue of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers from BOOM! Studios is the refractory period of the current storyline. It’s the time when a masterful chess expert positions his pieces for the endgame. While not as glamorous as all that came before, it is still a necessary stage as the saga inches ever so closer to the finish line. Writer Kyle Higgins shows that even in moments of quiet contemplation, he can still execute an engaging tale.

The internal battle between Tommy and Zack reaches a somewhat satisfying conclusion but not before the very real battle that pitted Tommy and a depowered Jason in the Dragonzord against Black Dragon reaches its own end. Ultimately, this fight proved to be a tool in order for the rangers to obtain a chunk of their enemy. While it wasn’t the rangers’ original plan, in doing so this issue continued to display quality ingenuity on the parts of both the writer and artist Hendry Prasetya.

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Pictures of the Power Rangers Movie Morpher


The folks at Power Rangers Now have pictures of the Power Rangers movie morpher with power coins! You can check out the rest of the images here.

MMPRtoys Reviews the Power Rangers Interactive Movie Megazord

Bruno from MMPRtoys review the new Power Rangers Movie Interactive Megazord. Watch below!

Shout! Factory Releasing “Best of Blue” Power Rangers DVD

Shout! Factory, distributor of the first 700 episodes of the Power Rangers video library, has created a new compilation disc featuring Billy the Blue Ranger’s greatest showings entitled Best of Blue.

With a listed running time of 120 minutes, it is currently unknown which Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episodes it will contain.  It is scheduled for release on February 28.



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Kimberley Crossman in “The Great Indoors”

Kimberley Crossman (Lauren from Power Rangers Super Samurai) appeared in the November 3, 2016 episode of CBS’s The Great Indoors.

She plays Sarah, a date of Jack’s that he meets online and later suspects of identity theft.   The episode is #102 “Dating Apps.”


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Jack Guzman in “Lethal Weapon” TV Series

Jack Guzman (Danny from Power Rangers Wild Force) appeared in the October 19, 2016 episode of Fox’s Lethal Weapon.

He plays the security guard at a grocery store that’s targeted by a suicidal suspect.  The episode is #105 “Spilt Milk.”



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Rick Medina to Stand Trial for Murder

Following a preliminary hearing that began on October 20, judge Lisa Chung ruled on Friday, October 21 that Rick Medina a.k.a. Ricardo Medina, Jr. (Cole from Power Rangers Wild Force) will be forced to stand trial for the murder of his roommate Joshua Sutter, for which he was arrested and charged in January.

KNBC-4 Los Angeles was in the courtroom Thursday when the hearing began, including in their report audio of the 911 call and partial testimony from Medina’s girlfriend about the night in question.  Medina was scheduled to be back in court on November 4 for arraignment, but that proceeding has since been postponed until December 16.

Episode 218: Zhaneowing

No Pink Spandex – Episode 218: Zhaneowing (1:59:59, 82 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: We discuss the news of the past week including Ninja Steel and the upcoming Justice League/Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers mini comic series. Then we talk about Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode 14 “Silver Secret”, Episode 15 “Trick or Trial”, and Episode 16 “Wings of Danger”.

Justice League and Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Team Up for Comic Series in January 2017

DC, BOOM! STUDIOS AND SABAN BRANDS ANNOUNCE JUSTICE LEAGUE/MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS!

Angel Grove’s Teenagers with Attitude Encounter DC’s Most Popular Super Heroes in January Crossover Miniseries

Variant Cover Program to Pair Power Rangers with Different Justice League Members

BURBANK, CA (October 14, 2016) – On January 11, two of comics’ greatest teams will combine their powers and abilities for the first time! The Justice League—Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern John Stewart, the Flash and Cyborg—meet Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a six-issue monthly miniseries from New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EDGE OF OBLIVION) and artist Stephen Byrne (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH: THE RAY).

“DC and BOOM! Studios teaming up on this crossover is a dream come true for fans of Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Justice League,” said Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President, Editorial Strategy and Administration, DC Entertainment. “Stories like this are a great way to have that ‘what if’ itch scratched, combining favorite characters from different publishers in epic adventures.”

Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove when the Power Rangers’ Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged! Zack the Black Ranger is flung into an alternate universe full of citizens possessing outrageous powers and wearing strange costumes. Will Jason the Red Ranger, Trini the Yellow Ranger, Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Billy the Blue Ranger and Tommy the Green Ranger be able to get to Zack in time to save him from Batman?

“Everyone at BOOM! is thrilled to be part of an event of this magnitude,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We have iconic characters meeting for the first time that are beloved the world over! Our imaginations have been racing since the moment this kicked off with our friends at DC and Saban Brands. Get ready…this is one event that’s not to be missed.”

In addition to the standard covers drawn by Karl Kerschl (GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER), each issue will feature a variant cover drawn by one of comics’ most popular artists, pairing each member of the League with a different Power Ranger:

  • · Batman/Pink Ranger by Dan Hipp
    · Cyborg/Blue Ranger by Dustin Nguyen
    · The Flash/Black Ranger by Yasmine Putri
    · Green Lantern John Stewart/Yellow Ranger by Marguerite Sauvage
    · Superman/Green Ranger by Chris Sprouse
    · Wonder Woman/Red Ranger by Marcus To

  • “With their talented roster of writers and artists, DC and BOOM! Studios bring to life the world’s greatest superheroes, including the iconic Power Rangers,“ said Janet Hsu, CEO at Saban Brands. “With DC, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands partnering, we will bring fans a legendary crossover that will stand the test of time, just as these historical superheroes have done individually for decades.”

    Matt Austin and Chris Violette to Hold Charity Boxing Match

    Matt Austin (Bridge from Power Rangers S.P.D.) and Chris Violette (Sky from Power Rangers S.P.D.) will be part of a charity boxing event supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto.

    The 3-round spectacular will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 30, 2016.  To donate to this worthy cause, click here to visit Matt’s fundraising page.

    Episode 217: Where’s the Trailer?

    No Pink Spandex – Episode 217: Where’s the Trailer? (1:59:36, 82 MB)

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, Shamus, and Spy
    Topics: We discuss all the New York Comic Con 2016 news including announcements from Bandai America and Bandai Namco Entertainment. We also review the new Power Rangers movie teaser trailer and much more!

    Episode 216: That’s a Great PokeStop!

    No Pink Spandex – Episode 216: That’s a Great PokeStop! (1:55:09, 79 MB)

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    Show Notes

    Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
    Topics: Originally recorded on September 25, 2016. We discuss Power Rangers movie news including first looks at the zords, and upcoming NYCC events and exclusives. Then we talk about Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode 13 “Recipe for Disaster” and MMPR #7. Finally, we delve into Max Landis’ leaked script for the Power Rangers movie.

    Two new episodes coming this week! Stay tuned tomorrow, October 13th for more Power Rangers movie discussion including our thoughts on the teaser trailer.

    “Power Rangers” Cast Panel at New York Comic Con

    Hopefully the wonderful folks from either New York Comic Con, Saban Brands, or Lionsgate will upload a high quality version of today’s Power Rangers panel with the cast and director Dean Israelite, but in the meantime you can check out a decent version below: