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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/13/21

I think I’m relatively done with Future State. I gave it the old college try. I read a bunch of Future State comics. Some of them are even very good. But the deluge of comics to read and the largely mediocre stories has broken me. I just don’t care anymore. That being said, I’m definitely going to check out a bunch of Infinite Frontier comics spinning out of Future State, like the continuing adventures of Next Batman and Yara Flor!

Comic Book of the Week goes, once again, to the new issue of Mighty Morphin. It’s maybe not as dramatic as previous issues, but we finally get the reveal of the new Green Ranger! And it’s everything I could have hoped for!

Behold its might!

Meanwhile, I’ve been playing Ghost of Tsushima and it’s phenomenal! I love a big, open sandbox game and this is right up there are one of the best. Definitely one of the best looking, that’s for sure.

Comic Reviews: Future State: Dark Detective #3, Future State: Robin Eternal #2, The Green Lantern: Season Two #11, Mighty Morphin #4 and Power Pack #3.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 12/12/20

Holy cow, what a week! Did you see all that Marvel and Star Wars news coming out of Disney?! An Ahsoka Tano TV show? Trailers for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Loki?! Armor Wars, Ironheart, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel footage; wowzers! It’s gonna be a fun couple of years!

And comics are good too. Some quality issues this week. Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #2 because I am a sucker for this new Green Ranger.

He definitely knows how to make an entrance

Meanwhile, I am enjoying Cyberpunk 2077. I’m playing it on a Playstation 4 Slim that I bought a couple of years ago. I keep hearing that people are having a lot of problems on the PS4, but I caught some tips and tricks early about adjusting the settings, and my game is running fine a few hours in. Perhaps it looks better on a next-gen console, but since I’ll never see that comparison directly, I’m perfectly content with how it looks now. So yeah, fun times for me.

Comic Reviews: Juggernaut #4, Marauders #15, Mighty Morphin #2, Spider-Man #5 and SWORD #1.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 10/24/20

It’s one of those weeks folks, where everything seems to be going wrong. Life stinks and there’s no cure. Ugh. But at least I read some quality comics, like Iron Man, Batman, Spider-Woman and yet a couple more X of Swords comics.

Comic Book of the Week goes to the final issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for an exciting introduction to the new Green Ranger…even if they’re going to keep his identity a secret for now.

He has arrived!

Meanwhile, I just finished up the final season of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts last night and it was fun. Quality show overall. Not too heavy, mostly funny and an all around good time. I highly recommend Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts on Netflix.

Comic Reviews: Batman #101, Iron Man #2, Juggernaut #2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #55, Spider-Woman #5, Excalibur #13 and X-Men #13.

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6 Potential Mind-Blowing Fates for Matt in Power Rangers

I was a huge Power Rangers fan back in the day. The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was my jam after school! It could also be argued that I’m an even bigger Power Rangers fan now, what with the truly excellent comics coming out of BOOM! Studios: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and its sister series, Go Go Power Rangers. Both comics are getting rebooted later this year, so now is a good time to talk about the elephant in the room.

This is Matthew Cook, or “Matt” to his friends the Power Rangers.

Only the Power Rangers are supposed to get descriptive boxes!

Matt was introduced in the very first issue of Go Go Power Rangers in late 2017. The series was a “Year One” style comic about the early days of the original Mighty Morphin team, and Matt was a big surprise twist. Writer Ryan Parrott revealed that the original team of friends that became the Power Rangers had another friend in the group who got left out. In fact, Matt was Kimberly’s boyfriend, and he introduced her to the group.

How crazy must that have been for Matt? Not only is Angel Grove attacked by monsters, but his friends and girlfriend suddenly start distancing themselves from him, clearly keeping a big secret that they’re apparently not going to share. Matt was involved in one storyline early on where Rita Repulsa kidnapped him and replaced him with an evil clone to torment the Rangers. And he did eventually find out that they were Power Rangers. But since then, Matt has mostly existed as a side character who occasionally chats with Kimberly when they pass in the hallway.

Surely Parrott and BOOM! have something more planned. Parrott will still be writing both in the upcoming relaunch; surely he has something epic and mind-blowing planned for Matt as a character. Why introduce such an interesting wrinkle in the history of the original Power Rangers if you’re not going to iron it out eventually? Surely Parrott has been building to something monumental…right?!

Join me after the jump for six crazy theories of what fate might have in store for Matt, the non-Ranger.

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The Awesome Power Rangers Comics Are Getting Relaunched

New #1 issues are simply part of the comic book industry. So the awesome Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic from BOOM! Studios will be relaunching at a new #1 later this year. The last regularly numbered issue will be #55.

The new comic will still be written by Ryan Parrott. It will be called Mighty Morphin and will continue on from where the current series is leaving off. So…basically…the comic is going to continue as normal, it’s just going to get a new #1 issue and a new title. The artist will be Marco Renna.

They’re also going to add a new Green Ranger to the current team. I’d say it’s a fair bet the new Green Ranger is Lord Drakkon, but BOOM! is being coy about it so far.

If the new Green Ranger is Matt then I will lose my freakin’ mind! But I still think it will be Drakkon.

Meanwhile, Parrott will also be writing another sister title called Power Rangers. This series is going to follow Jason, Trini and Zack as they move forward in their adventures as the Omega Rangers…so, uh…the title doesn’t really work? But then “Omega Rangers” doesn’t have any brand recognition.

The artist for this title will be Francesco Mortarino.

I’m glad the Omega Rangers are continuing, because that means there is still time to introduce Omega Pink. It might not be Garrison Vox anymore, but it could still be anybody. If the Omega Pink Ranger ends up being Matt, I will lost my freakin’ mind all over again!

Both new comics will arrive in November.

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