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Review – Go Go Power Rangers #16 (BOOM! Studios)

Go Go Power Rangers #16
Overall
8.4/10
8.4/10
  • Writing - 8.8/10
    8.8/10
  • Art - 8/10
    8/10
  • Overall - 8.4/10
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Summary

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Ink Assist: Simona Di Gianfelice
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Maturity Rating: Teen
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release: January 9, 2019

Rita has found her ultimate weapon against the Power Rangers the green power coin! Will she make it back to her moon base or can the Rangers stop her?

 

“Freaky Friday” Go Go Power Rangers #16

 

Zach, Billy, and Kimberly are finally able to make it to Breel to help Trini and Jason. But how will they adapt the costume change and power switch up? Can Billy learn to wield the power ax? Will Zach look good in pink and figure out where the Pink Ranger’s arrows come from? Unbeknownst to the Power Rangers Rita Repulasa has found exactly what she was looking for on the planet Breel. The item that she left so heavily guarded, the one thing that might be able to destroy the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers… the green power coin! Big things happen in Go Go Power Rangers #16 that you are not going to want to miss.

Writing

Ryan Parrott brings this current story arc to a close in Go Go Power Rangers #16. He brings together all the things set up since Trini and Jason got trapped on the planet Breel with Rita in issue #13. It is an impressive piece of writing as he brings this story arc to a close while setting up some great things to come as well. I am also very interested in the ramifications of what happened on Breel. Obviously, Jason and Trini were in each other’s heads for quite a while and how that will affect them going forward. Also the other Rangers with the power switch and such.

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CREATORS
(W) Ryan Parrott (A) Eleonora Carlini (CA) Dan Mora

I also like the storytelling Parrot did with the native leader Adriyel that helped Rita retrieved the coin I won’t spoil what happens with her but it was very interesting. Also, Parrott does a tremendous job with the whole subplot of Baboo planning a coup against Rita that has a very satisfying ending as well in Go Go Power Rangers #16. It is also good to know that Parrott is not going to forget about things that happened these past few issues and have them build up.

Look, I am probably going to be the only one to complain about this but I am not super excited about the whole Tommy/Green Ranger coming into Go Go Power Rangers. I know everybody loves the Green Ranger but I like what we have right now and I don’t really care for him. That being said if one person can make it work it is Ryan Parrott so I trust in him to do it right and continue to do great character work in this series.

Art 

Eleonora Carlini (with ink assist by Simona Di Gianfelice) continues to do some beautiful artwork in Go Go Power Rangers #16. I love the nice little changes to the characters when they switch costumes and powers. It is nothing huge but there are nice little touches here and there that look great. There is also a flashback scene of a younger Rita and the costume on her looks fantastic. I love the little sleeker and darker look she is given. Also, Carlini should get to draw more putty patrollers. She gives them this insanely creepy vibe with their awkward body posture, lean physique, and just terrifying faces.

Carlini also just makes Go Go Power Rangers a fun book visually to look at. With her more animated type stylings for the characters, there is a little more hint of lightheartedness to the issue. Her layouts and structure of the issue is also just a nice visual treat the action and story flow well. She sets up some different angles and structures with the panels which look great.

Raúl Angulo continues to do a fantastic job on colors. He really helped in that transition of the artist from Dan Mora and Eleonora Carlini, not that it was a drastic change in styles, but having him continue on the series helped with the consistency of the series. He continues to do a great job of balancing light and dark colors. Knowing when exactly to tone things down and bit and when to make the colors really pop.

Conclusion

Go Go Power Rangers #16 is another great entry into this series. Though I am not the biggest Green Ranger fan I like that Parrott is slowly building it up in the background of the series. Oh, you thought Parrott forgot about Jason and Trini, mysteriously having papers written for them while they were gone? Well, you will be pleasantly surprised! The art also continues to deliver month after month. This series has been blessed with some incredible talent and it has always looked great. Go Go Power Rangers is a series that I look forward to every month. It is just consistently good with great plotting, character work, great art and just being fun to read comic book!


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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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