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Review – Go Go Power Rangers #15 (BOOM! Studios)

Go Go Power Rangers #15
Go Go Power Rangers #15
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  • Art - 8/10
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Go Go Power Rangers #15

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Ink Assist: Simona Di Gianfelice
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Maturity Rating: Teen
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release: December 12, 2018

Trini and Jason becoming an item is not the most shocking thing to happen in Go Go Power Rangers #15, as Kimberly and Skull go out on a first date!

 

“Kiss From a Rose” 

 

Things are definitely heating up in more ways than one in Go Go Power Rangers #15With Jason and Trini still trapped on the planet Breel, not only have their Ranger powers and colors swapped, but they are also having some weird telepathy in each other’s minds. That means they know the secrets they have been keeping, like Jason’s dad being sick or Trini’s feelings for Jason. Love isn’t the only thing on the planet, though. Rita continues to lead the alien people to a source of power that may destroy the Power Rangers once and for all! No worries, though; Zack and Billy might have a plan to rescue them. Oh, did I mention Kimberly and Skull go out on a date!?

Writing

Go Go Power Rangers #15 once again is packed full of story. I talked about it in my previous review as well, but Ryan Parrott is crazy good. He fills this book with an amazing amount of story points. There is a lot going on in each issue and each story point feels like it gets enough time. I still don’t understand how Parrott packs so much into a single comic.

We get a lot of Rita backstory with this alien race and we finally find out what she has been searching for. Obviously, from the cover, the big build of Trini and Jason finding out their feelings for each other comes out. We also get some great character development for Trini as well. Although short, Zack and Billy have a plan to save Trini and Jason and it involves Billy’s new ride. Then the whole date thing with Kimberly and Skull takes a crazy unexpected turn. All of this is packed into Go Go Power Rangers #15.

It never feels overstuffed or like things were cut short. Each plot point is given enough time to be fleshed out. Parrott continues to do great character work. Trini and Skull are the two standouts in this issue and we really learn a lot about them. It is also great that Parrott doesn’t forget about things he has already developed in the characters, and the issues keep evolving those things we already know about them.

Art

 

Go Go Power Rangers #15
That cover says it all-Trini is the new Red Ranger and Jason is the new Yellow Ranger. And… there might be some other complications too.
CREATORS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Dan Mora

Eleonora Carlini—with ink assist by Simona Di Gianfelice—does some fantastic work in Go Go Power Rangers #15. She continues to do a superb job on the flashbacks to when the Rangers were younger. She catches the essence of the characters and makes them look just like younger versions of themselves, which must be hard to do. Her more animated style has grown on me a lot these past few issues. While I am still not the biggest fan of her facial expressions, I really love everything else about it. Carlini gives the characters a nice flow and energy to them. She adds great detail work to their surroundings as well.

Carlini also has some incredible panel layouts and structure. Go Go Power Rangers #15 is a lot of fun just to look at. The way she sets up shots and her different perspectives and angles make for an exciting read. Raúl Angulo’s colors continue to impress as well. His solid base has kept the book uniform even with the artist change up after issue #12.

Conclusion

There is a lot going on in Go Go Power Rangers #15. I didn’t even mention the subplot of Baboo maybe going behind Rita’s back! Also, that ending, I have a lot of thoughts about it. Since this is spoiler free I won’t talk about it, but I will definitely be reviewing issue #16 to give my thoughts on it! Again, Go Go Power Rangers is one of the best comic books out right now. I am not sure if being a Power Rangers book is why I do not hear many people talking about it, but seriously, you do not even have to be a fan of Power Rangers to enjoy the great story, character work, and incredible art delivered in this series.


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Brent Jackson

Brent is happily married and an avid comic book consumer who loves nothing more than the smell of comics in the morning and diving through a long box of back issues. By day he is a nutritionist and has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He is probably not the coolest person you have ever met. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @brentjackson30

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