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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 4/22/17

Lots of fun comics this week! Marvel kicks off Secret Empire, which I won’t be reviewing. And DC kicks off their next big Watchmen event in Batman, which I’ve decided to get back into reviewing. In fact, we’ve mostly got DC comics this week! A reversal of the norm!

Unfortunately for DC, the one Marvel comic I reviewed — Ms. Marvel #17 — wins Comic Book of the Week for some really fun bits! Like a day-saving video game session in the middle of a convenience store!

LAN Party 01

This is how Kamala Khan saves the world

Meanwhile, the opening salvo of Secret Empire came out this week, and while I don’t really review Big Events anymore, I’m digging it so far! I absolutely love the set-up and premise behind this event. Captain America has been brainwashed into being a secret bad guy, and he’s using his clout and heroism to build up a secret army to take over the world! And the rest of the heroes are going to need to band together against impossible odds to defeat and save their greatest champion.

That’s just good crossover storytelling! I liked all the issues that kicked off the event, I love the evil knife twists that Captain America pulls off, and I hope for an exciting ride.

Comic Reviews: Batman #21, Batwoman #2, Harley Quinn #18, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #14, Ms. Marvel #17 and The Wild Storm #3.

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The Green Ranger is Real!

The new Power Rangers movie is out in theaters and I loved it! Great film, a ton of fun and hopefully it’s going to lead to a lot of sequels. Consider me on board for them all!

And like any Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan worth his salt, I fully expect the sequels to include the Green Power Ranger, inarguably the best Power Ranger of all time.


Green Ranger is best ranger

Would you like to hear how the movie incorporates the Green Ranger? I’m sorry if you consider this a spoiler, but there was no way they were going to make this franchise without including him. As a big fan, I can’t wait to see him on the big screen.

But just in case this is considered SPOILERS, join me after the jump for how the movie uses the Green Power Ranger!

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The New Power Rangers Movie Does a Great Job with Diversity

The new Power Rangers movie blew me away. I saw it last night and loved it! I had a vague idea of what to expect based on the trailers and early reviews, but the film exceeded all of my expectations and delivered an exceptional thrillride of nostalgia and awesomeness. It might help that I was a huge Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan when I was a kid. And as that fan, I couldn’t be happier with the new, modern re-imagining.

Especially when it comes to the diversity in the cast, because I think Power Rangers was near perfect in building and fleshing out its characters.

Lore List 01

The costumes also look great on screen, but make terrible toys

There have been a lot of reviews and think pieces written about the Power Rangers movie so far, especially after the producers made a big deal that the Yellow Ranger, Trini, is gay. This makes her the first openly LGBTQ superhero in the entire superhero genre, which is a pretty notable step forward, even if Power Rangers is an unexpected choice for that distinction.

I’ve seen people decry how underplayed the moment is in the movie, and I’ve seen people decry that it’s not a big enough step forward. As someone who loved the moment and the diversity as a whole in Power Rangers, I wanted to throw my two cents onto the pile.

So join me after the jump for why I think Power Rangers gets diversity so right! There will be some SPOILERS for parts of the movie.

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Of Course I’m Going to See the Power Rangers Movie; Try And Stop Me

I loved Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as a kid, perhaps too much. So there’s no way to stop me from going to see the new Power Rangers movie tonight!

And with any new movie, our favorite movie parody Youtube sites have done with work on the original Power Rangers movie — which I also enjoyed, at the time.

Here’s hoping this is the start of a new Power Rangers movie franchise! And I’m keeping my eyes peeled for any sign of the Green Ranger, the best Ranger.

Thanks to Screen Junkies for the nifty Honest Trailer.


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/18/17

It’s Iron Fist weekend! Unfortunately, I don’t think Marvel released their new Iron Fist comic yet, so I don’t get that special sort of synergy. But while you’re reading these reviews, you best believe I’m binging some quality Netflix Defenders.

Fortunately, this week had some spectacular comics regardless, with new issues of Ms. Marvel, Harley Quinn, Hellcat and The Wild Storm! I also tried out the first issue of the new Batwoman series, and I’m considering getting back into Amazing Spider-Man!

Comic Book of the Week goes to the latest issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which is telling some pretty stellar stories! Let us hope that next week’s movie can live up to the quality of the comic.

Power Rangers Army 01

This needs to be the next Power Rangers season

Meanwhile, I’ve been catching up on Tom King’s Batman, and it seems like I gave up on that series too soon. After the opening story, which I just didn’t like, King has been doing some amazing work with Bane, Catwoman, the Ventriloquist and more! I might have to add that back to my review pile.

Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #25, Batwoman #1, Harley Quinn #16, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #13, Ms. Marvel #16, Patsy Walker a.k.a. Hellcat #16 and The Wild Storm #2.

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