Issue #1 of Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is fun, and despite the long lead-in, ends up being a worthwhile read that will appeal to fans of both the Justice League and the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
The short of the plot is this: Thanks to a surprise attack from Lord Zedd, and a transporter malfunction, Black Ranger Zack finds himself standing eye-to-eye with the Dark Knight. Holy Shnikies!
As one would have guessed, the comic takes a turn for the best when the members of the Justice League meet the Power Rangers and begin to ‘fight.’ Both teams not only view their opposite as oddly masked/costumed weirdos, but they view one another as threats.
Writer Tom Taylor does a good job setting the stage, and despite taking a little while to get started, he has me quite excited to see what’s to come. Artist Stephen Byrne’s style fits perfectly with the subject matter, and his use of color and clean line work keeps things looking and feeling clear. Taylor and Byrne seem to work well together, and i find it very hard to believe that the two of them aren’t going to produce some very impressive issues in coming months.
The Bottom Line:
Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Issue #1 is a fun first issue, and solid introduction to an exciting crossover. The ‘when worlds collide, bad things happen’ story feels a bit too familiar, but watching the members of the Justice League interact with the Power Rangers and their Zords is quite entertaining. This is an absolute must-read for 90’s kids, and it will surely appeal more to Power Rangers fans than it will to Justice League fans.
Score: 7.5 out of 10