Comic Review: Justice League/Power Rangers #2 (DC Comics/BOOM! Studios)

“Miss. I’m gonna have to ask you to land your pterodactyl.” The mega-crossover between two popular teams (that shouldn’t work) but works continues!!!! The Justice League are now assembling to […]

“Miss. I’m gonna have to ask you to land your pterodactyl.”

The mega-crossover between two popular teams (that shouldn’t work) but works continues!!!! The Justice League are now assembling to confront the stranded yet raddled Power Rangers. As they confront each other, there are bigger threats afoot. Can the rangers and the league set aside their differences before Zedd’s master plan comes to fruition? Who is Zedd’s mysterious benefactor within the DC Universe, and what kind of trouble will it mean for our multicolored protagonists?

Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Injustice) is doing an excellent job at making an entertaining crossover, that appeals to everyone who is a Justice League and/or Power Rangers fan. He understands the dynamics between the two universe protagonists, as well as the tone for each universe in a fun manner. Whether it’s the fights or the resolves, he sticks a landing that executes how reasonable the characters are where they actually question the situation without always smacking each other around.

There is are a few moments I like when John Stewart arrives on the scene and states to The Flash that the Power Rangers attacked Batman. The Flash’s response:” If I didn’t know who Batman was, I’d probably attack him, too.” was really a good sign of displaying that these characters have common sense instead of just fighting just for the sake of fighting. Heck when the Rangers whip out the Megazord and the Red Ranger addresses putting the Megazord’s between the fight and the nearby buildings to prevent collateral damage, that was kinda surprising in a pleasing way. I’m guessing since the beginning of BOOM Studio’s Power Ranger’s comic series, they’ve actually given them real depth compared to the content that they’re continuing off from.

Just the fact that the power rangers want to prevent collateral damage (even though it’s sorta what they kinda cause at times from the old tv show) was great to see and a nice change of pace and maturity. Despite the depth, it’s still fun and a very light hearted series, although it’s a bit odd for the mysterious benefactor to care when someone taps on the bottled cases of collected cities. Then again, since this villain is a collector of knowledge and civilizations, it works despite the camp. But man, I have to say, does the comic answer the questions that stemmed from the opening intro of issue 1? Believe it or not, it actually does. Especially with a specific villain who retains a 12th level intellect an obsession with bottling up cities.   It was actually surprising how it answered the questions that arose from issue 1, in displaying what lead up to the intro of issue 1, which is great.

The art and colors by Stephen Byrne continue to entertain with visual flair and fun that doesn’t get boring. They’re pretty to look at, and to see the Power Rangers go head to head with the Justice League is enjoyable, to say the least. It’s a fun, colorful miniseries crossover thus far, definitely pick this issue up!

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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