King Gaming Review
I loved the Power Rangers as a kid, and I still love them now. So when I heard about this comic, I was excited to read it. And let me say that it did not disappoint. The story was fun and exciting, the art fit perfectly with what you would expect from a Power Rangers comic, and the writing made sure nothing felt too cheesy or over-the-top like some other comics out there today. All in all, this is a must read for any fan of the franchise!
Admittedly, I’m a sucker for the whole “#TeamGoGreen” thing. But while this book did have some strong points, it also had some weaknesses that kept me from enjoying it as much as I would have liked.
The story follows Zack Taylor and Trini Kwan as they are transported to different locations within Shatter Grid—a parallel universe created from an unexplained anomaly in space-time—in order to find and rescue their former teammates: Kimberly Hart, Billy Cranston and Jason Lee Scott. The Rangers must survive each challenge set before them by their own alternate selves who have been corrupted by the power of Shatter Grid itself (aka Rita Repulsa) before they can reunite with their other selves and save reality from being torn apart forever!
The artwork is phenomenal throughout! It really does a fantastic job at capturing the nostalgia of these iconic characters while still making them look modern enough that it doesn't feel dated at all. There are even several panels where we get some cool digital effects like energy beams or smoke trails behind certain attacks which adds an extra layer of depth to an already impressive art style!
Each character has their trademark powerset but those abilities aren't exactly what they were back during their original run on television so fans will definitely see some familiar techniques mixed in with some new ones too which makes things interesting if nothing else; especially when pitted against one another after so many years apart during battle sequences where no one knows who's friend or foe anymore except maybe Blue Spirit though his allegiance remains unknown until later chapters reveal more about him...
The story is about the Power Rangers fighting against Lord Drakkon, who is an evil version of Tommy Oliver (the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger). The story starts out with a time jump and we see that the Power Rangers have been fighting Lord Drakkon for five years. In these five years, they have been able to stop him from destroying Earth.
As for the action scenes in this issue, there are some good ones but there are also some bad ones. The best action scene was when Tommy was battling Lord Drakkon on top of a skyscraper. It was really exciting to see them fight each other and it made me want to read more! As for the worst action scene, I would say it would be when Kimberly jumped off one building to another building without using any type of safety equipment whatsoever—and she didn't even make it! That was very strange because you don't usually find someone doing something like that unless it's part of their job or job training program (which Kimberly doesn't have). She could've died if she wasn't lucky enough not fall off after jumping so far into space...
The best part of this comic is the art. The colors are vibrant and the characters look great. There’s a lot of detail in the pages, which makes it easy to follow along with what’s happening.
The artwork isn’t as good as it could be though—there were some panels where I felt like some details were missing or not drawn in correctly. It seems like there was less attention paid to those pages than there should have been given how important they are for understanding what happened in those moments.
And then there are times when the art is just plain bad—it looks rushed and unprofessional, so much so that it distracts from what's going on in each panel! If this is supposed to be such an important moment for everyone involved (and for us fans), why wouldn't they spend more time making sure everything looked perfect?
The writing in this issues is good. If you've read any of the Shattered Grid comics before, then you know the writing can be spotty at best. Some of them have been really great and some have been a little lackluster. Thankfully, this issue falls into the great category with its character interactions and fun action scenes. The dialogue between characters feels natural and flows well from scene to scene (not always true of previous issues). The only thing I would change about the writing would be making it longer! I want more!
The art for this issue is phenomenal as usual, but I feel like there were a few problems with it that could easily be fixed by future artists or editors if they were willing to take our advice! Some things we noticed:
There are times where characters are drawn with their mouths closed when they should actually be open (example: Alpha 5 on page 9)
Some pages don't seem finished because they're missing backgrounds (for example page 10)
The character development in Shatter Grid is done very well. The characters have depth and a backstory, which makes them seem more real. They are developed by the author, who writes about the characters' pasts and presents as they try to stop the destruction of Earth. The reader can feel empathy for them because they are not flat; there is more to them than just fighting monsters and saving people every day like superheroes do!
A good comic that everyone should read
Shatter Grid is a good comic that everyone should read. The story is interesting, the art has that classic Power Rangers feel to it, and the writing is on point. The development of each character is an important part of this series, especially when you consider how many seasons there have been for each series before Shatter Grid began. You'll find yourself rooting for your favorite Rangers as they fight against Lord Drakkon's army. It's a great time from start to finish!
To summarize, I would say that the Power Rangers Shatter Grid comic is a great read for all fans of the franchise. It's got a good story, great art, and all of your favorite characters are there. If you're looking for something new to read then this should be at the top of your list!