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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/16/21

We’ve got another giant pile of comic book reviews this week because I’m still dipping my toes into DC’s Future State. Some of the comics are good…most of the stories are pretty bland, if I’m being honest. But hey! New comics! Including plenty from Marvel.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #3 as it continues to be such a damn fine comic book! The drama just doesn’t stop!

Ranger on Ranger violence

Meanwhile, how about those first two episodes of WandaVision? They were pretty great! I wish I had the patience to wait for the entire show to drop, because those two episodes were clearly the tip of an iceberg, but I’m sure I’ll be fine waiting for each new episode week-to-week. It’s old-fashioned!

Comic Reviews: Marauders #17, Mighty Morphin #3, S.W.O.R.D. #2, The Union #2, Future State: Dark Detective #1, Future State: Green Lantern #1, Future State: Justice League #1 and Future State: Robin Eternal #1.

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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 – 11/7/20

Welcome to a brave new world! Or at least that’s what I would be saying if this stupid presidential election would just end already! We know who’s gonna win! And I don’t want to have to keep knocking on wood every time I talk about it! Sheesh!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin #1, the kick off of the next stage of Power Rangers comics. That new Green Ranger looks damn cool!

As does Pandamonium, I must say

Meanwhile, I’m working my way through the last few seasons of Archer. They’re fine, but the show isn’t as good as the original seasons. And I’m finally going to get to see Tenet! It’s playing in one of the few movie theaters that’s open in my area this afternoon. I already bought my ticket. Here’s hoping I don’t die!

Comic Reviews: Batman #102, Mighty Morphin #1, Thor #9, U.S.Agent #1, X-Men #14 and Marauders #14.

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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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