Review: Justice League Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: Stephen Byrne

Summary
The Justice League has to fight the Power Rangers while trying to figure out who they are.

Positives
The cover by Karl Kerschl is cool. It’s a nice looking group shot with some great colors. Kerschl does a good job of not making the cover seem too crowded even though there are a dozen characters on it.

I love Stephen Byrne’s art in this. Byrne’s art always looks like a really cool animated series which fits this premise well. It allows the book to be very colorful and a little silly both of which are great for this material. The art adds a lot of fun to this book.

What happens to Lord Zedd in this is hilarious. I won’t give it away but he interacts with a famous DC villain and it’s a lot of fun. What’s especially great is how Zedd is introduced to this villain.

I like how calm and collected the Justice League is for the most part. They are trying to assess the situation and figure things out peacefully but then have to act in self defense because giant robots show up out of nowhere.

Negatives
I’m not sure if I’m okay that the Rangers are so rash or not. On the one hand, they’re teenagers in an alternate reality; it’s to be expected. On the other hand, they immediately call Zords because Green Lantern puts them in a force field. They then start firing on Green Lantern, Flash and Cyborg. It’s fairly excessive and kind of ridiculous.

The issue is mostly the big fight between the two teams. There are some cool moments but, generally, it’s a little dull. I just don’t care about heroes fighting each other. It feels obligatory and contrived.

Verdict
This is a solid issue. The art is fantastic all throughout and brings an energy to the book. There are some fun interactions, especially with Kimberly, and I like what’s happening with Lord Zedd. The book is a little dull since so much of it is taken up by something I don’t care about but I imagine most people will enjoy that aspect a lot.

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.