Kimberly is ready to save the day, with a little help from her friends…
Realizing she is outnumbered and outmatched, Kimberly wisely asks Zordon for help from the other rangers. Unfortunately, they’re still off-planet fighting Rita and so only her fellow former rangers Zack and Trini are available to help. Sharing what little power she had already, Kim’s power is divided between her, Trini and Zack. As they go off to face Goldar, they learn he has constructed his own megazord out of their old ones and that Kim’s new friend Serge may have betrayed them.
I actually liked this issue much better than the previous one. With a wider and more emotionally connected cast to bounce off of, Kimberly seems much more rounded as a character. It also helps to lighten up what was kind of downer story, which while good didn’t quite feel MMPR to me. In addition, it’s a smart choice by Fletcher and Thompson to bring Zack and Trini into the story given how they’re characters get short-shifted in the show.
Daniele Di Nicuolo’s art is consistently good here, not having action scenes to rely on he instead does his best renditions of the cast interacting. Despite the lack of action, it didn’t hamper my enjoyment of the issue and that’s thanks to Nicuolo keeping the visuals interesting even when its pages of old friends reuniting. The scene of Trini giving Kim a hug off a hang-glider is just too sweet not to awe at.
The story has progressed nicely and the stakes have been raised, but we seem far away from the climax still. I’m impressed with this issue and what the team has in store for Kim and her friends since they still haven’t found their footing against Goldar and his minions yet.
Rating: Poor, Fair, Good, Great, Excellent