I heard you guys got a lot of attitude.
Ready to belt it out?
If we move to one location, we'll either be passed over completely or die all at once.
It's a win-win!
I hope the Scream Jar gets turned into a monster.
This can only end well.
A little blast from the past.
I can see why he's the brains of the operation.
In case you hadn't guessed, this story is basically an excuse for Zord Porn.
I hope you're okay with that.
Anyone up for a Goldar Sandwich?
Thanks for sharing this, I really like what they did with this first issue, the modern elements like the cell phoines and redesigns don't bother me at all. I can't wait to see what they do in the next issue.
My only complaint would be that the monster looks more like somethiong out of pacific rim than a power rangers show, Someone on co said that Toku monsters won't work for the comic, i think they can with the right writing behind the,. what do you guys think?
I liked seeing that as well, its a neat lttle touch. I wonder how they did tehse backgrounds, are they drawings? or did they take scenes from the show and put a filter over them in photoshop?
Power Rangers was always goofy, partially due to the footage it used. Not having that footage dependancy of course opens up new choices but nobody wants non-goofy Power Rangers. That's a stupid concept, and not the fun sort of stupid expected from the franchise. Go full cheese or go home. This should be 90's as fuck and the rangers should be fighting anthropomorphic traffic lights, not monsters that wanna be Gamera when they grow up.
But that's not what it is and I have a hard time giving a fuck about it.
Having it played straight gives it an "off" vibe. The writing and art are pretty mediocre too.
Plus the Zyuranger designs just don't work with a story with this tone. Trying to make Finster/Plepricaun seem menacing is just stupid as hell.
I think the comic can still work with some cheesey elements, such as the goofy looking rubber suit monsters. It all depends on having good writing which doesn't talk down to its readers. Its only the first issue, but it already looks better than those horrible past mmpr comics we got. Plus the next issue doesn't have to reprint stuff from comic con, so we'll get more pages for story the next time roudn as well.
I dont like it being in a modern setting since it can't be fitted within the show, so instead of expanding the universe, it's pretty much an AU, and I dont think they will make full use of that concept. That said, its good that if they are focusing on Tommy's """"evil"""" side, at least is because he still has some brain control in him instead of the redemption everyone thinks he needs.
It was decent, but it could be so much more.
Even as a kid I always felt this was really weird. The rangers had less attitude than the cast of Saved by the Bell, they couldn't be more Square if they merged with enix
i'm actually a bit excited.
this isn't as bad as it could have been.
also everyone's voices are still in my head, feels weird
>It all depends on having good writing which doesn't talk down to its readers.
You're not going to get that with Ky;le Higgins. He's just another run of the mill mediocre writer with nothing of substance to produce
Well the writing so far looks good to me, The rangers feel like normal teenagers. And while the monster doesn't exactly resemble a tokusatsu monster, its not shouting silly puns whenever it speaks.
>hey couldn't be more Square if they merged with enix
So the plot is Tommy's some sort of sleeper agent? double agent? ptsd victim?
Also sort of weird to see a part of the zord be disengaged while the rest of the zord is still together like in this page here>>13748254
The main story is pretty trash. Generic "serious" Rangers. I really don't want intentional campiness or cheese or anything, but there's an in between that can be done. The monster design leaves a lot to be desired, too.
The backup story was pretty much what I'd want the mainstory to be, though. That was neat.
The Bulk and Skull stuff is pointless. The characters aren't bad per-se, but, really, who cares? They were probably one of the least cared about parts of the show after a while. Not saying I'd erase them entirely, but how important is including them in a solo story, really? Plus comics cost money, I don't want to spend $4 an issue and have 5 or 6 pages wasted on trying to do slapstick humor in page form.