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Review – Go Go Power Rangers #17 (BOOM! Studios)

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Go Go Power Rangers #17
Overall
9.3/10
9.3/10
  • Writing - 9.5/10
    9.5/10
  • Art - 9/10
    9/10
  • Overall - 9.3/10
    9.3/10
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Summary

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini
Ink Assist: Simona Di Gianfelice
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Maturity Rating: Teen
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release: February 13, 2019

Somebody/someone covered for Trini and Jason while they were fighting on a different planet. Something has contacted Billy and it knows the Rangers identities and way to much information. Who or what could this be, enter Alpha-1.

 

“Wendy Clear”

 

So, after switching powers and fighting on a different planet in the past story arc it is time for the Power Rangers to get back to normal teenage living. You know, hanging out at Ernie’s Juice Bar, homework, chilling with friends, going on dates, fighting giant monsters. You know normal teenager stuff! The Rangers are back in Angel Grove and back to their hectic lives. Trini and Jason’s relationship is budding and it is getting hard to keep it from their friends. While up on the moon Rita explores her shocking past to reveal the power of the green power coin. Billy and Zack hash out the weird secret message they got. Someone/Something knows way too much about them and the other Rangers. Alpha-1 comes out to play in Go Go Power Rangers #17!

Writing

Whew, when I say Rita’s shocking past is revealed in Go Go Power Rangers #17, I mean shocking. Like, obviously I am not going to spoil it, but yo Ryan Parrot is doing some crazy things and I love it! I am very interested to see the reactions from hardcore Power Rangers fans from this issue. This again is just an all-around fantastic issue. Parrot is doing some killer writing on this series.

GO GO POWER RANGERS #17 Cover by Eleonora Carlini
GO GO POWER RANGERS #17 Cover by Eleonora Carlini

Parrot continues to weave and balance storylines so well throughout this series. He lets things build and simmer for a while before he brings them together for the perfect taste. I mean I really shouldn’t be loving a Power Rangers comic book this much. The story is just so, well done it has me completely wrapped up and transfixed with each and every issue.

Besides the shocking revelations about Rita in Go Go Power Rangers #17, there is a lot more interesting things happening. Baboo actually gets a little character build. Trini and Jason’s young relationship is very interesting and we get to learn a little bit more about Kimberly and her parents. Probably the best thing about this issue is Zack talking to the school counselor, detailing how hectic life is. It is some really good writing and development for his character.

Art

I think I said this in a previous review but I am recanting that and saying Go Go Power Rangers #17 is Eleonora Carlini’s best outing on this series to date. Don’t get me wrong her art has been delightful throughout her tenure on the series but this takes the cake! Just all around tremendous work from her. Fantastic detail, her animated more cartoonish style fits this series to a “t”. I didn’t think anybody could fit this series like Dan Mora, but Carlini is just as perfect fit.

She has a beautiful one-page spread of the Rangers doing the classic “it’s Morphin time!” scene. She has all the Rangers standing side by side they are shouting the names of their respective power/creatures. Above them highlighted Carlini illustrates those creatures in truly spectacular detail for the small space she has. They look great and very realistic. It is a scene you can’t help but smile at.

Raúl Angulo continues to do impressive coloring work as well. That scene is enhanced greatly by his wonderful coloring. The various Rangers colors just pop right off the pages. Ed Dukeshire’s lettering, while I don’t talk about it a lot, is also a key to this series being so great. Lettering can often be overlooked but Dukeshire deserves some of the praise for this series as well.

Conclusion

Go Go Power Rangers is the series I most look forward to reading each and every month. It is consistently that good. I mean I read a lot of good things and it is weird for me to say because I could really care less about  Power Rangers in general, but man a good comic is a good comic. Go Go Power Rangers #17 continues to grow the series and was just another fun read. Alpha-1 appearing is a fun little twist and it looks like a lot of trouble for our Ranger pals!


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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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