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Review – Go Go Power Rangers #20 (BOOM! Studios)

Go Go Power Rangers #20
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  • Writing - 8/10
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  • Art - 8.5/10
    8.5/10
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Go Go Power Rangers #20

Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Eleonora Carlini w/ Ink assist by Simona Di Gianfelice
Colorist: Raúl Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Release: May 15, 2019

Zordon doesn’t seem to trust Alpha-1 and Zach confronts Zordon about his tactics. Ernie’s Juice Bar is under attack and the Power Rangers are going to need all the help they can get!

 

Rita Decides To Hit Home In Go Go Power Rangers #20

 

In Go Go Power Rangers #20 Rita decides to hit “home” as she sent Goldar and her minions to attack Ernie’s Juice Bar! Trini and Kimberly are already on the scene (issue #19) but unable to morph due to the crowded youth hangout. Zach and Billy are ready to morph into action with Alpha-1 by their side. Zordon wants to leave Alpha-1 behind which Zach has problems with. Why does Zordon not trust him? Rita continues to interrogate her mother about the green power coin and what secrets it holds. 

Writing

Go Go Power Rangers#20(BOOM Studios) main cover by Marcus To, Miguel Mercado
Go Go Power Rangers#20(BOOM Studios) main cover by Marcus To, Miguel Mercado

Again Ryan Parrott does some great work weaving in different plot points into a bigger story in Go Go Power Rangers #20. The major plot right now is the whole Alpha-1 storyline and it comes to a head in this issue as we learn some more about his back story. We figure out exactly what happened between him and Zordon.

Probably the most interesting ongoing background plot is Rita and her mother. As Rita tries to figure out the secrets of the green power coin from her we learn more about how Rita grew up and what made her into the person she is today. It is some fantastic character work from Parrott.

There is also a nice flashback at the start of Go Go Power Rangers #20. We get the origins of Ernie’s Gym and Juice Bar Youth Center. And you are like I am not getting emotional about Ernie’s Juice Bar and then you get emotional about Ernie’s juice bar. It is a great flashback that gives relevance to the iconic place in Power Rangers lore and also gives Ernie a little character detail as well.

Art

Eleonora Carlini continues to do great work with these flashback scenes. These have happened quite often since she has been on the series and she excels at catching the essence of the character in their younger selves. She nails the emotional aspects of these flashbacks as well with some stellar work.

I continue to love her dynamic, animated style as well. There is just a great flow of movement and activity throughout the pages. Carlini does a great job of setting up panels and pages sequentially in lively ways that just make a joyful exciting read. Her style just fits so well for the series. It has that nice “real” yet “cartoony” feel to it that is perfect.

Raúl Angulo continues to do some wonderful coloring work as well in Go Go Power Rangers #20. He does some great darker coloration in the fight between Goldar and the Red Ranger. He switches up from the brighter color palette of the series and paints the battle in this fantastic ominous darker tone. 

Conclusion

Go Go Power Rangers #20 is a good mid-point issue for the ongoing Alpha-1 main story. Things start ramping up with that main plot while Parrott continues to develop things in the background. We also get some delightful background detail on Ernie and his juice bar that you never knew you needed. This just continues to be one of my favorite series on the shelves, the art is spectacular and a fantastic continuing story.

 


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