Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 Review

Series: Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer
Issue: 1

Publisher: BOOM!
Published: July 22, 2020

Written by Ryan Parrott
Illustrated by Dan Mora
Colored by Raul Angulo
Lettered by Ed Dukeshire

Publisher’s Summary: The Ranger Slayer — AKA Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger from the alternate universe once ruled by Lord Dakkon — returns home and nothing is like she expected. In a world that only knows her as a villain, can Kimberly show her universe that she’s become a hero… and is that even the right thing to do? Confronted by a terrifying new version of an old enemy, and with her home in chaos, Kimberly will make a stunning choice that no Power Rangers fan can miss. This issue is also a perfect jumping on point for new readers — and sets the stage for the next Power Rangers epic!

*The following review will not spoil this book, but the details included may alter your reading experience; please read the comic, before reading the review.*


Review

In an alternate universe, Kimberly Hart is the Ranger Slayer, a villainous combatant that’s feared throughout the land. Upon returning home, after traveling through timespace, things are drastically different than she remembers and she’s the only one, or so it seems, that can make things right.

It’s been a short while since I read a Power Rangers comic, so I went into my reading of this book hoping that it would do two things: one, bring me up to speed with what I’ve missed; and two, give me good reason to dive back into the mighty morphin mix and get back to reading Power Rangers comics. I’m pleased to say that  Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 successfully does both of these things.

Ryan Parrott’s script is sharp and balances plot with action extremely well. Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is nearly impossible to close once it’s opened, as it moves at a breakneck pace, generating a good deal of momentum for whatever comes next.

Dan Mora’s illustrations are sharp and well-detailed. As gorgeous as his high octane action panels are, and they are gorgeous, Mora’s facial expression work makes the quieter moments of this book just as exciting to read.

Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is an exciting read that Power Rangers fans won’t soon forget; this book is not to be missed.

Bottom Line

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to jump back into the mighty morphin mix, this is it, folks; Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is an impressive, action-packed jumping-on point.

Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1
Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 Review
The Bottom Line
If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to jump back into the mighty morphin mix, this is it, folks; Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1 is an impressive, action-packed jumping-on point.
9.5
Score

Charlie Chipman
Charlie Chipman
The kind of guy who almost always ends his e-mails with, "Cheers," Charlie serves as Editor-in-Chief here at The Brazen Bull where he often reviews comic books and television shows. His favorite punctuation mark is the interrobang‽

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