The other day, I took a deep dive into the Power Rangers wiki while looking up information on Yellow Power Ranger Aisha Campbell, as one does. And I stumbled upon something called Power Rangers HyperForce. It’s apparently some kind of tabletop RPG played over Twitch…or something. I don’t know, none of that is my scene. Heck, I don’t even really care all that much about any power Rangers beyond the Mighty Morphin era.
So it helps that HyperForce is clearly an homage to those great original Ranger years. They’ve even got a HyperForce Green with his own golden shield.
But don’t worry about that. We’re here to talk about HyperForce Black…the Cerberus Ranger! Also, the first Black Ranger to be a woman, so that’s cool. Her name is Vesper Vasquez and she was played by Cristina Vee.
And she’s got a cool three-headed ax! It transforms into a shield!
Like any red-blooded American white kid growing up in the middle class, I was big into Greek mythology when I was in elementary and middle schools. It was my jam. And my favorite Greek monster was Cerberus, the three-headed hellhound that guarded the gates of the Underworld.
Honestly, I’m not trying to make any larger point here. Cerberus was my favorite Greek myth monster. I remain a fan to this day, even going so far as to make a whole List of Six on this blog of various Cerberus incarnations in pop culture. Cerberus is just cool.
And the other day, I discovered a Cerberus-based Power Ranger. Complete with a Cerberus Zord!
I’m not made of stone, people. I am still as much of a geek as I’ve always been. And this is exactly the sort of geeky thing I drool over! There’s no point to it. Nothing about this is going to impact my life in any way. It’s just a random, weird combination of some of my favorite geeky things and I am tickled to the highest levels of pink!
The coronavirus is getting worse here in America, but comics are still coming out! So let’s keep my mind occupied while I continue to hole up in this increasingly small apartment. Thankfully, I’ve got the likes of Batman and Thor to keep me company this week.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50, a fun and exciting climax that lives up to all of the build-up. Lots of cool moments in this one.
Meanwhile, life continues on as normal. I still haven’t read Money Shot by Tim Seeley, but I promise I will. Tim, if you’re reading this, I promise to read your comic. I’ve been enjoying The Last of Us Part II. It’s a great game so far. I recently finished all of My Hero Academia. That was a trip! Very good anime. And the comic book industry is going through a bit #MeToo movement, which I fully support. Believe the victims. Ditch the perpetrators.
Comic Reviews: Batman #93, Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey #2, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #50 and Thor #5.Read the rest of this entry
Holy cow! The time has come! For the first time in months, since the start of the pandemic lockdown, I finally have enough comics released to do a proper bunch of reviews! Not just one review. Not just two reviews. But five full comic book reviews this week! Huzzah!
Comic Book of the Week goes to an exciting issue of Legion of Super-Heroes, which brought a lot of action and a really fun ending. Also, Gold Lantern!
Meanwhile, I’ve been doing a lot of tpb reading recently. I read through almost all of the remaining Atomic Robo books. They were good, but not as great as Robo back at the beginning. I recently ordered the Ultimate Adventures tpb for cheap on Amazon. Remember that bit of weirdness? The Ultimate Batman and Robin from Marvel? It was still fun! Next I’m going to try Money Shot by Tim Seeley. I will always have a soft spot for Seeley because he was a backer of my first Gamer Girl & Vixen Kickstarter!
Comic Reviews: Batman #92, Go Go Power Rangers #32, Legion of Super-Heroes #6, Lois Lane #11 and New Mutants #10.Read the rest of this entry
Huzzah and hooray! We have new comics from places I like again! The industry is not yet back to full speed, but I’ll take what I can get these days. You’d be surprised what I’ve ended up watching to support my movie review podcast. What’s that? You haven’t listened to my movie review podcast yet? Well, shucks.
Anyway, enough of that self-plugging, let’s talk comics! This week saw the release of new issues of Go Go Power Rangers and Marauders, both comics I very much enjoy. Of the two, I think I liked them both equally. Both were solid comics. But let’s give Marauders the spotlight this week because it’s good to have X-Men comics back!
Meanwhile, life continues as expected in these quarantine times. The world continues to spiral out of control. Racial unrest has reared it’s ugly head again. And I finally got around to watching the second season of Infinity Train from Cartoon Network. Good stuff! Now I’m checking out Space Force on Netflix.
Comic Reviews: Go Go Power Rangers #31 and Marauders #10.
My mind is reeling. The latest issue of Go Go Power Rangers from BOOM! Studios came out this week and has delivered what might be the greatest Power Rangers retcon of all time. Even bigger than the Omega Rangers reveal from a couple of months ago. This is a perfect retcon. This is “Sinestro Corps” levels of perfection in that this retcon makes perfect sense and fits seamlessly into existing continuity.
And it involves a second Dragonzord that was right under our noses the entire time!
If you don’t want to be spoiled about the latest development — and it is so good to have Power Rangers comics back! — here is your chance to stop reading. But if you want to have your mind blown just as wildly as my own, click on!