‘MMPR: Pink’ might be your new obsession

MMPR_Pink_001_A_MainMighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: Pink #1
Written by Brenden Fletcher & Kelly Thompson
Illustrated by Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colors by Sarah Stern
Letters by Ed Dukeshire

I’ve somehow managed to completely ignore Boom’s on-going Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers series due to a variety of factors. That’s a weird mentality if you listened to the podcast or follow me on Twitter, because it’s pretty obvious I’m a Power Rangers fanboy from back in the day. I’ve always had a weird relationship with the property, as it just wasn’t considered “cool” when I was a kid for a very long time. Fortunately, Boom’s gotten a handful of writers on hand who seem to share my adoration of the franchise, and I was curious as hell as to what they’d do with a Pink Ranger solo title.

Settings wise, this is in a place you wouldn’t expect. This is Kimberly Hart as the Pink Ranger, but it’s set during the era after her character was written off, when a de-powered Kim had left the team to pursue a gymnastics career. As a result, we’re immediately thrust into a strange new territory for a Power Rangers series as we watch Kim try to save the day without her powers.

The result is a fun and lighthearted story of a deserted town and a heroine on her own. The story is fun, and that’s what matters. It’s a treat to see Kim during this era, a period where her character ceased to exist so far as the world was concerned and showing her still kicking ass and taking names. The story is served excellently by a bright, vibrant art style that homages perfectly to the Power Rangers series while not feeling like a knock off.

In short, as a Power Rangers fan from long ago, this is the kind of story I’ve come to enjoy. Fun, light, exciting but never feeling cheesy or forced. The set-up is here for a great adventure with a character that many had forgotten and was sorely missing from Saban’s own 20th anniversary celebration. While it’s set-up is simple, it is unique and has a logical place in the history of a storied franchise, making this something that can be enjoyed by fans new and old.

About Christopher Baggett

Christopher Baggett has owned and operated The HomeWorld independently since 2009 after spinning it off from his previous concept, ‘The Anime Homeworld’. In addition to journalistic endeavors, he is an aspiring novelist. Arizona born military brat Christopher currently resides in the Georgia area.

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