Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #20
Written By: Kyle Higgins
Art By: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colors By: Ed Dukeshire
Forget what you think you know about Zordon and the Power Rangers.
What You Need to Kno
Zordon is not infallible or omniscient. He makes mistakes and errors in judgement just like anyone else. When a dormant pilot of a crashed spaceship on the moon is awakened by the proximity of the Apollo 11 astronauts making their imprint on the dusty surface of Earth’s closest neighbor, Zordon acted without hesitation. Knowing that the pilot, Psycho Green, was intent on awakening the long-slumbering conqueror Rita Repulsa Zordon reached out to five people that he believed would be up to the task.
What You’ll Find Out
Just choosing five people and giving them the power of the animal totems that provide the Rangers with their strength and enhanced abilities is not enough to build a cohesive team. Not only did the five people chosen not know anything about each other, they were also mistrustful of one another – especially the Blur Ranger, who was Russian which was not exactly something that fostered feelings of support in the late 60s.
What Just Happened
An overmatched group of Rangers is battered and nearly completely destroyed by Psycho Green. Three of the Rangers are killed – one in the self-sacrifice of the Blue Ranger. Zordon does feel some remorse for this, and the surviving Rangers are also outraged that Zordon would not let them keep their powers for the betterment of mankind. But…there are always consequences for your actions.
We learn a little bit more about the current Rangers’ government liaison Grace. As we found out in the last issue, Grace was the Red Ranger chosen for the mission on the moon to battle Psycho Green – who you may also remember from previous issues. Where does her loyalty truly lie? Who is she, really? The last panel provides some cryptic clues.
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