Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 Review

Previously in the Justice League/Power Rangers comic. Lord Zedd attacks the Command Centre and Zack manages to hold him off by teleporting them through a damaged teleporter. This leads Zack to wind up on the DC Universe where Zack is confronted by Batman, which Zack thinks is Lord Zedd’s monster. This then leads the Rangers to come in for back up to help Zack but Batman has the Justice League to call on. This then calms down when the two sides start to talk things out. We then find out what happened to Zedd and that he then aligns himself with Brainiac when he gives him a proposition to take cities in the Power Ranger universe and they also manage to get the Zords away from the Rangers to do this and it also leaves the Rangers stranded in the DC Universe. The Rangers and the League then head to Switzerland to get help from CERN to open a wormhole to take them back to their dimension.

The issue opens with Billy and Cyborg going over the calculations to see if their plan can work and Zack asking Kim for an update. She says that she doesn’t understand it much but that they are making progress. Zack seems to be rather worried about what Zedd and Brainiac could be doing on Earth and that before they headed here he got into a fight with his parents and he hopes that he wants to fix that. Billy and Cyborg finally finish their equations and say that they can create a hole but it would be random where it would take them. One of the scientists then say that if they have a link to their world they can fix where they will go and Tommy has the answer, that being he still has his Dragon Dagger. Billy then brings up that they can’t activate the rift underground since that it could have a fatal collapse if an accident was to happen. Wonder Woman suggest that they should move the Hadron Collider elsewhere and the scientist says that they can’t just move it and that it is seventeen miles long. Wonder Woman says that they will be careful and that he and Superman will lift it with Green Lantern can hold it in place. Green Lantern manages to hold the Collider and Wonder Woman and Superman start pushing it into SPACE.

In the Javelin, Tommy hands the Dragon Dagger to Green Lantern who places it in the middle of the Collider to act as an anchor and they all head into the portal, hoping that they can survive the trip. They manage to arrive back in the Power Ranger’s universe and we see that Brainiac has already started the process of converting Angel Grove into a bottled city. The League tells the Rangers that they can’t do anything now and just wait, but Zack heads off to the dome to see if there is anything that he can do and he manages to see his parents. He tries to apologise from what happened that morning but they couldn’t hear him and the city gets transformed and we see where the events from issue one start to take place. The Rangers are devastated to see their home being taken away from them and Superman tries to comfort Zack saying that he knows what he feels as his own home was destroyed and a city taken by Brainiac. Superman says that the bottled city will be on Brainiac’s ship and it is also located in low orbit. The Rangers want to get up there but Cyborg first objects saying that they are powerless, since they no longer have their coins, but Batman says that they are not. He then says that once that he takes a city he then destroys the planet and that they don’t have long to rescue them.

Wonder Woman then says that they will need to create two teams, one team to attack Brainiac’s ship and the second team to do defence on Earth, Batman agrees with this and says that he brought somethings to help from the trophy room in the Tower. Jason gets the sword of Azrael, Zack gets an axe and Kim gets Green Arrow’s bow. But not only do they get weapons but they also borrowed costumes as well from other characters from DC with Red Hood, Lex’s armour, Katana, Hawkgirl, Prometheus and I think Black Lightning. Batman leads the attack force on the Brainiac’s ship and Wonder Woman is leading the defence on Earth and Superman says that he is going to be the distraction by attacking the ship.

The attack force of Batman, Cyborg, Zack, Trini and Billy board onto the ship and Billy finds a console for Cyborg to interface with and he manages to find their Power Coins. Cyborg calls in Superman to retrieve the Coins where he manages to do it with ease and Zack starts to morph when he gets blasted, by Cyborg. More correctly Cyborg being infected by Brainiac and he then blasts Batman. Billy then morphs and tries to tell Cyborg to fight the control but Brainiac’s influence seems to be stronger and Billy, apologising, stabs his staff through Cyborg ending the issue.

This seemed to be an alright issue, seeing the Rangers at a bit of a low point not knowing what is happening to their world and also giving a reason what happened during the beginning of issue one, which I really had no clue in what happened then. Hopefully with two issues left the story continues to be interesting.

Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #3 Review

Previously in the series, Lord Zedd tried to attack the Power Rangers but Zack manages to teleport him and Zedd out but they land in a different universe. Zack ends up meeting Batman and the rest of the Rangers arrive and they have a confrontation with the Justice League but that stops when they both realise what has happened. Meanwhile we find out that Zedd has found that he was teleported inside a Bottled City owned by Brainiac and they come up with a plan for Brainiac to get a city from Earth but not the DC Earth.

The issue opens Superman arriving in Cairo and sees one of the giant squid monsters that are attacking cities around the world. Back in Gotham with the Justice League believing that they need to split up to take down the creatures but Jason chimes in by saying that they do need to split up but stick together which confuses Flash.JLMMPR2 Jason then says that they are still connected to their teleporters in their dimension so that they will team up with each member and help them battle the monsters. Batman tells them that they won’t since that they don’t know them well to fight with and that this isn’t their Earth. The Rangers then retort that even thought that this isn’t their planet it sure is their fight since it was them who brought Zedd to this universe. Plus, they know how to take down Zedd’s creatures. Billy asks Cyborg to link into their communication systems and he does and Tommy tells Batman that they don’t have time to argue with lives at stake and that if he doesn’t want to work with them then he should stay out of their way.

Cyborg starts broadcasting a message to the Justice League reservists about the situation that is happening and we see who the reservists are. Green Arrow, Black Canary, Mera, Aquaman, Shazam and Beast Boy and Starfire from the Teen Titans.JLMMPR1 Cyborg then tells them that they will be joined at the sites by large mechanical dinosaurs and tells them who is piloting them. Cyborg then gets Batman ready to teleport to Australia but something bad happens, somebody starts to hack into the Watchtower and it took out the firewalls that Batman had in place and knocked out the teleporters. Batman asks if Zedd would be behind this but Billy tells they that Zedd would have no clue about computer systems and that it must be somebody else. Zack then tells them the fastest way that he can get Batman to Australia was for him to get into the Mastodon, which he does and when they get to Australia we see a team consisting of Supergirl, Hawkgirl, Batgirl, Kid Flash and the new Green Lantern whose name blanks me attacking a monster.

Batman asks Zack what that creature is and he replies that he has no idea. He then explains to Batman that on their universe that Zedd’s creatures are usually made the things from JLMMPR3Earth and asks if this Earth is populated by nightmares but Batman says that this creature isn’t from their world. Wonder Woman with Kim asks if there is any advice on tackling Zedd’s monsters and she replies just to keep on the attack and then we have a three-panel page showing the Justice League and Rangers attacking the monsters. Cyborg then informs them that somethings have entered Earth orbit and sees something hitting the Tyrannosaur Zord but Superman notices something about it and that they are Brainiac Drones and we then see them entering the other Zords kick the Rangers out causing them to de-morph. Wonder Woman grabs the nose of the Pterodactyl Zord and sees something happening and tells them to get the Rangers out of their Zords and we have a splash page of the Zord in it Megazord form with Brainiac’s symbol on the front. Wonder Woman manages to get Kim out, John Steward gets Tommy out and Batman blasts his way into the Mastodon Zord.

Inside the Mastodon Zord Batman tries to pull Zack away where he asks what Batman is doing and then tells his that the drones had taken their communicators and Power Coins and saying that they were going to go to their world and we see the Zord teleporting in a green flash. Batman asks for a report and the team replies across the world hat the monsters had disintegrated, the zords had disappeared and that there were no longer any signs of the Brainiac Drones since that they were no longer in their dimension since they now have what they wanted. Back in the Watchtower, the Justice League and Rangers re-group and the Rangers seemed to be rather disappointed since that the Rangers are now stuck on this Earth and they have no way back to stop Zedd and Brainiac from attacking Earth. Superman responds to the negative of the conversation by saying that Zedd isn’t just their problem and that says that it is up to them all to stop him. But Zack is still rather pissed since that they are still trapped on this Earth and asks if any of them can travel across dimensions. Flash chimes is saying that he can travel through dimensions due to the Speed Force but since that the Rangers can’t tap into that they would most likely to be ripped apart. After this Billy comes up with an idea that being if this Earth had a Large Hadron Collider.

The Rangers and League arrive in Switzerland at the Cern Facility and Tommy asks how this plan is going to happen since that it does seem to be something of a risk and how they are going to get access. Cyborg says that somebody will have to ask really nicely and Trini questions if the League always get what they want by asking and Batman replies saying that he can’t and the design for the panel looks like that he is sad when he says it. Inside the facility and the scientists that are there are shocked to see him and the thank him for saving the planet from the creature and asks he then asks them for a favour of borrowing the Large Hadron Collider. JLMMPR4The scientists seemed rather confused by the request and Superman responds saying that this is to help the fate of another world and shows the scientist the Rangers to help save their world. Later in the building Superman starts explaining to the scientists on how this team can perfect opening the door with Flash being a scientists and speed expert, John Steward being an architect with a ring that can construct anything, Billy being one of the smartest minds in his world, Cyborg being a supercomputer that can instantly do calculations and tests, Wonder Woman having the wisdom of Athena and Batman because he is Batman. He then sums up that he believes in them and they can get the Rangers home ending the issue.

So with this issue I found it to be another good issue and we got to see the plan that Brainiac and Zedd by taking the Power Coins and overriding the Zords to travel back to their Earth. Hopefully more story progression is going to happen in the next few issues since that there are only three issues left.

Films I’m Looking Forward to See in 2017

Sometime last year in a group chat I put in a list of films that I was looking forward to see for the following year and for some reason looking back in the chat I couldn’t seem to find where it was and I decided to re-write my list and I think that there is going to be more that I am going to see than what is on this list. Note this list isn’t in that much of an order since that depending on a lot of factors it could be released one month in America and be shown in the UK five months later.

Logan: The first Marvel film of the year and this looks like that it is going to be a good one and that since that this is apparently going to be Hugh Jackman’s last film it looks like that it could be the best X-Men film to date. You have Logan seemed to be forced to look after a child, x-23, that has a similar mutant power as him, being able to have extended claws and it seems that evil organisation is after her. This does look like that it is going to be a good film and hopefully they will use the R rating in America to good use.

Kong: Skull Island: Ever since that Godzilla got rebooted through Legendary I have been wondering what they were going to do in the future and then they announced that there was going to be a cinematic universe that is going to consist not just of the Godzilla universe but also, they brought in Kong. I have been looking forward to this since they released the teaser of the film and we see the size of what Kong was going to be for the film and he is massive and right size compared to Godzilla for when they have their film later in the series. Also, the good thing about this film is that this seems to be a lot different to previous Kong films since that it doesn’t look like there are any dinosaurs in the film and instead there are theses weird creatures that live underground. I also think that the cast for the film is good, you have Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Sam L Jackson and John C Riley, all are good actors (most of them are also in Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Power Rangers: For this whole film, it seems that it is going to be the biggest risk that Saban and Power Rangers could take. The films cast seems to be rather mixed since that most of the cast are rather young and some of them have been in a lot of shows but the two with the most recognition may be Naomi Scott and Dacre Montgomery have been in quite a few shows with Montgomery being in Stranger Things. The thing that I do like about the film is that it is a different take on the Mighty Morphin era and I do like the fact that this series does seem to be more alien then what the show was and that’s something that I do like about it. I also like that the villain for the film is a opposite of what Rita was in the show and it is something that I like, it seems almost in a way like what Andromeda was like In Space.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2: It’s a sequel to one of the best Marvel films of course I am looking forward for this film. From what we got from the trailers for this there wasn’t that much of a story revealed and that is something that I do really like about trailers since that there have been some that pretty much ruin the film by showing most it in the trailer. I think that this has all the good elements to be a fantastic sequel since that in the trailer from what we do see that it looks just as action filled and comedically brilliant and it’s something good to look forward to.

Alien: Covenant: I was rather surprised that I would be seeing a new Alien film since that I never saw one in the cinemas (mainly since that I am 24 and the last film that had Aliens in I wasn’t that well acquainted with the franchise). This is supposed to be set after the events of Prometheus, which with the ending means that it is going to be rather weird to see since the ending seemed that both David and Dr Shaw were trapped on the planet but there both back for the film so it’s going to be interesting to see what they do with that. Plus, I would like to see what they do with the Aliens in this film since that at the very end of Prometheus we see a new Alien being born that looks like an earlier version of the Xenomorph.

Wonder Woman: So, DC haven’t had the best track rate with their current movies but this film looks like that it could possibly break that trend. But right now, I am feeling rather 50/50 about the movie since that with the bad track record they have. I really like the fact that for this film they decided to have it set during World War 1 instead of being set during the modern time line such as what the previous films and this seems that it is something that they may have done right.

Spider-Man: Homecoming: When Marvel had revealed that they have had the rights to Spider-Man from Sony and the debut in Captain America: Civil War, I was rather looking forward to seeing the next first Spider-Man film in the MCU. But for me I do have a few issues with the film, the first is that I think that it could seem that the film could possibly be packing more villains that we need since that already confirmed have been Shocker and Vulture, with Vulture being the main. The second problem that I have could be the cast since that outside Tom Holland, RDJ and Michael Keaton I don’t think that I have seen the rest of the cast in anything else so that it could be difficult to get a read on their acting ability. Third is having RDJ in the film since that he is something that I am hoping is something that is going to be limited in the film since that I think it could easily ruin the film, but I do hope that in the end that Tony could give him a new suit maybe the Iron Spider-Suit.

War of the Planet of the Apes: I really didn’t think that this series would have gotten a third film in the series but it does look like that it was going to be a rather decent. Set after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes it looks like that this film is going to go more into the depths on how the Apes take over the planet and turning it into said Planet of the Apes. So far from the cast and the plot it seems that it is going to be a rather dark film and with Woody Harrelson as the main antagonist is rather good since that he can play menacing and ruthless rather well.

It: This is a rather weird film, a remake of the miniseries and novel of the same name, it’s a story about an eponymous being tormenting a group and kids as well in their adult lives. I was rather worried about this film since that the original version was rather memorable with fans as well as Tim Curry’s portrayal as It. But hopefully it can do rather well since that September is a rather good period to be putting out horror films.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle: When I saw Kingsman: The Secret Service when it came out a few years ago, I didn’t think that I would have liked it that much. I was wrong. The film was a whole lot of fun and the fight scenes were rather well done, plus during a scene at the end just with some subtle editing could make it seem like a higher rating. This film is something that looks good and confusing, the first being that Hugh Grant is in the film. For anyone who hasn’t seen the film slight spoilers, he died during the climax of the best fight scene in the film. I am rather curious on how they bring him back into the film. The second reason this has me curious is that Channing Tatum is going to be in the film and from the pictures that we see on set it looks like that he is a Kingsman but I am rather curious since that they were at a low point at the end of the film. The third reason that has me curious is that Julianne Moore is the villain of the film it could be something that could be rather well done or not.

Thor: Ragnarok: The final Marvel film of the year and oh boy am I looking forward to see this. After the events of Doctor Strange (or even during the events) Thor and Hulk are somehow on a gladiatorial planet but Thor is able to get off the planet and he and Loki are out looking for Odin since that at the end of The Dark World it was revealed that Loki had taken over Asgard. Plus, we have a rather interesting new cast of characters being added including Cate Blanchett as Hela, Karl Urban as Skurge and Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster it is a well put villain group for the film.

Justice League: Just like with Wonder Woman this could just be a rather big risk that DC could be doing since that Batman v Superman wasn’t that much of a critical success and this seems that it is going to be harder to get the fans over. After the fallout of the last film we see Batman and Wonder Woman recruiting their Justice League team consisting of Aquaman, Cyborg and Flash and them dealing with a general of Darkseid, Steppenwolf and his Parademons.  Overall I don’t know what it is going to be like for a film and I am keeping my hopes low for it.

Star Wars Ep 8 The Last Jedi: So, this has stirred up a lot of hype over the past few months since a lot of things have happened. The first came late last year when Carrie Fisher, who played Leia, passed away which came to a massive shock to her friends, family and cast. The second came this year when the title of the film was released and that it was going to be called the Last Jedi which came into a lot of confusion for what people think from the title. Did this mean that Luke was going to die and that Rey was the titular Last Jedi or is it that there are more Jedi that are to come since that Jedi is also the plural term used. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to see this film, even though there is 10 months left and more trailers and leaks could be outed that could change my stance but I really do hope that in the first few minutes there will be Luke’s cut lines that were in the trailer for The Force Awakens.

Honourable Mentions: Since that there are a lot of films out this year there are some that I do feel rather mixed about or the fact that there are some films, due to distribution or lack there are that can’t be released for even a full week or even weekend.

Shin Godzilla: As stated in my section for Kong: Skull Island I am a fan of the Godzilla film, not just the American version but also the original Japanese films as well. In all honesty, I have tried to watch what I can of them but the biggest disappointment is that usually finding them on YouTube they are usually bad quality and have no subtitles which is hard to understand since I don’t speak Japanese. Plus, since that I don’t live in America I can’t get my hands on the Japanese versions brought out there since I don’t own a Region-1 DVD player and I live in the UK and the only Godzilla film that they brought out was the first film, that and King Kong v Godzilla and both which I enjoy. When I found out that Toho was bringing out a new Godzilla I was over the moon and then I found out that it was going to be brought out in America for a limited release and hoped the same would happen in the UK but I was wrong. I then found out doing this list that it was going to be shown in the UK in two places that I can’t get to since that it was short notice and that it was being shown at the Fright Fest in London and Glasgow. I would have really like to have seen it on the big screen but it looks like that I might be able to see it when it comes out on DVD.

The Howling: When I was going through the list of films coming out this year and I see this film listed and it brought up a lot of questions for me. The first was is this another reboot from their series or is it something that is completely different with the same title like the many different films about the Amityville Horror. So far from what I have found out the film is set in a village somewhere in England and that there is a mad scientist named Frank Stein who had been experimenting with people and fauna and had went missing and that was about thirty years in the past. Cut to the present your usual trope of a horror film, a group of curious teenagers, head out to see of the legend is true and hijinks ensues.

Annabelle 2: I was never that much of a fan of the first Annabelle film and I pretty much saw it as a cash in by New Line Cinema giving the doll a backstory that had been put in during The Conjuring. But this just seems to be more different since that apparently, this is about a doll maker and his wife are mourning over the death of their daughter end up taking in a nun and several girls who then are targeted by the dollmakers possessed creation, Annabelle. This pretty much makes it rather stupid since that it pretty much retcons the way that Annabelle was possessed at the end of the first film with it being a satanic ritual done and the spirit transferred of Annabelle transferred into the doll. The only thing that I can think of that makes sense is that if the person that got the doll at the end of the film wasn’t the same person that gave the doll to her daughter that happened in the beginning of The Conjuring. It just seems rather confusing and hopefully the film will explain it a lot more better.

Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 Review

We continue off with the Rangers arriving in the DC Universe to help Zack and continuing their fight against the Justice League. The team notes that the Flash has vanished but Billy jlpr5bring s up that he hasn’t that that he moves too fast for them to see. Tommy asks why he hasn’t attacked them yet and Billy assess that he is watching them to see what they do, he then contacts Kim to see if she still has Batman. She says she does but also says that there is somebody else up there with her flying and we see that it is Superman who tells her to land the Pterodactyl.

John Stewart arrives at the scene and asks Flash what they are dealing with. Flash says that he thinks that the Rangers aren’t from here and have no idea who they are.jlpr3 John replies says that they attacked Batman but Flash responds says that if he didn’t know who Batman was he would attack him too. John then encases the Rangers in a bubble construct but the Rangers break out of it easily by summoning their Zords and we get a cool two page spread of the Rangers roll call. Jason comes up with a strategy to have Trini and Billy to run protection whilst the rest of them attack the Justice League. The Zords blast away John and he starts falling with Flash being able to catch him, Cyborg then arrives down from the Watchtower. Cyborg tries to blast the Dragonzord and manages to damage it and in retaliation Jason tries to blast Cyborg with Eye Beam attack but Flash manages to save him. He then runs up the back of Jason’s Zord and vibrates through and takes out Jason.

jlpr6He goes to punch Jason but Superman stops him from doing it. Kim also tells Jason to stop fighting and says that the Justice League aren’t the bad guys. Jason questions on what if she is wrong but she responds by telling him to trust her since that we then see that she has been bound in Wonder Woman’s Lasso of Truth. Zack apologises for what he has done and says that in his defence that in their universe heroes don’t dress up like bats. Wonder Woman then asks them who they are and Kim responds saying that they are the Power Rangers, protectors of Earth in their dimension. Billy then adds that their base was attacked and their teleporters damaged and that was how Zack was transported here. Trini then says that they can’t leave yet and they tell them that they Zack wasn’t the only other one that was transported and that he brought with him a great threat and we then see Lord Zedd hurtling through space and then a green light teleporting him somewhere.

jlpr2Zedd wonders where he is and questions an alien on where he is but he tells him to be calm and not to draw attention as HE will notice them. Zedd questions on who will notice and we see a large shadow approaching them and we see that Zedd is inside a bottled city. The alien shouts to run and hide but Zedd isn’t having any of that and uses magic to make himself grow back to normal size and he breaks out of the bottled city and we find that he has come face-to-face with Brainiac. A bit of time passes and Zedd and Brainiac talking with Zedd noting that they both want the Universe and that they both have had the same problems conquering and that it their problems with the Justice League and the Power Rangers. Zedd comes up with an interesting idea of saying that he needs an Earth city for his collection but suggests that he takes a city from his dimension and Brainiac seems interested by this. He asks Zedd what he needs for his plan and says that he would need some creatures from his other bottled cities.

Back in Gotham the two teams are glad that they have used diplomacy to resolve their problems instead of fighting. Batman has a rather good line where he says that the last dinosaur that attacked him ended up as a trophy in his cave and Zack continues asking how they are supposed to know that Batman is a good guy. jlpr4Superman apologises about Batman but he then hears something. Cyborg then notes to the team that the internet just exploded with news that there are monsters attacking the world. We then get another amazing two page spread where we see four cities, Tokyo, Melbourne, Cairo and Dublin being attacked by giant octopi type monsters. Superman flies off and informs that they will need every Justice League members and reserves on every continent. Batman then points at Zack saying that he brought this here and that they will help them fight them since that fighting giant monsters attacking cities is what they do, ending issue two.

Overall this is a really good issue. The Ranger and Justice League were able to resolute their problem that they were having and I can’t wait to see what they have install for them to for the next issue. But the most important thing is that we now know what happened Zedd and what his plan is since that it was shown at the beginning of the first issue and I have to reiterate I am looking forward for the rest of this series.

January Update 25-1-17

So a few days ago I wrote out a brief plan on what I am going to cover for the rest of January and the next few months so that I am not trying to pull posts out of mid-air and I think I am going to be able to keep myself busy for a while. *Note I have put a question mark next to two posts since I am rather uncertain yet about the release dates for Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 until next month possibly.

January:

Saturday 28th: Royal Rumble 2017 Predictions

Monday 30th: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 Mini Comic

February:

Monday 6th: Vader Down

Monday 13th: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink

Monday 20th: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2

Monday 27th: Deadpool: Art of War

March:

Monday 6th: Edge of Spider-Verse #1-2

Monday 13th: Batman: The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #1-2

Monday 20th: Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #3

Monday 27th: Top Five Power Rangers Series

April:

Saturday 1st: WrestleMania 33 Predictions

Monday 3rd: Could Amityville Horror Work as a TV Show?

Monday 10th: Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #4 (?)

Monday 17th: Dragon Ball Super: My Thoughts So Far (?)

Monday 24th: Dragon Ball Chapter 1-2

Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 Review

Last year it was revealed that DC Comics and Boom Studios announced that they were going to be doing a cross over between two of their titles for a six-part miniseries title Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. When I heard that they were doing this series I was over the moon since that I am a fan of Power Rangers and I have been reading the current run of MMPR from Boom, which I should get around to reviewing the second volume.

The cover for this issue is rather good with the cover spilt into two parts with the Justice League on one side and the Rangers on their side.jlpr1 Another good thing about it is that it seems that the reflection symmetry does match off well with Superman and Jason in the middle since they are the main face of the team, Batman and Billy being the more deductive of the team, Cyborg and Trini being the technology translators, but Flash, Wonder Woman, Tommy and Kimberly I can’t think for the match up and the you have Green Lantern (John Stewart) and Zack are together for another unknown reason.

The issue opens up with a narration box saying ‘Angel Grove. Home to the Power Rangers’ with shots of the city and cutting over to a house and then to the high school. The narration continues on to say ‘Over jlpr5360,000 people live in Angle Grove… or did they?’ and then cutting over to the next page to reveal a giant crater where Angle Grove used to be. We then see the Rangers looking at the crater shocked about what they see with Zack kneeling saying that this is all of his fault but when he tries to repeat the line somebody cuts him off and it is Superman who tells him that it is not his fault. Zack says that they’re gone and we argued but Superman retorts saying that it isn’t on him and that they know who did this.

 36 hours before that we see the Rangers in the command centre where Zack teleports in and Jason asks him where he was and he replies that he got into an argument with his parents about him disappearing too often. This is something that is actually a good point in the series since that I don’t think that around the era of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers that there was ever a time where the parents complained about their disappearances before. Zack asks Zordon what has happened and he replied that Alpha Five has gone missing. Billy says that he went to do a check on the perimeter defences and Zordon lost the signal, he sends the Rangers out via the teleporters to find where Alpha had gone to. Zack manages to find Alpha in a forest and he asks Alpha what had happened to him with him just replying with Aye’s and Yi’s. Zack teleports back to the command centre where Zordon asks him what happened and he replied that he isn’t sure since that he looked like that when he arrived. Zordon points out that there is something wrong and tells him to teleport Alpha away with Zack getting a shocked expression on his face. Alpha Five explodes and blasts Zack away, Zordon tells him to wake up and then sees something that says to him ‘Oh yes’. Lord Zedd appears in front of him with an army of putties behind him.jlpr2

First of this is something that I am rather curious about with the canon for the Power Ranger series from Boom for the main fact is that they have only had two villains so far in the series. The first is Rita Repulsa since that the beginning of the story is set after the events of Green with Evil and the Mysterious Ranger who remote piloted the Black Dragon. It does make me curious if they do plan on adding Lord Zedd later this year for the series.

Zedd starts talking to Zordon and Zack cuts him off by saying no. Zedd tells him to stay down but he gets up and morphs in to is Ranger mode and tries to attack Zedd but he manages to whack him with his staff. Zedd says that he is stubborn or has a head injury to think that he can beat him, however Zack knows he can’t beat him so instead he decides to teleport him away. But Zordon chimes in saying that the Transporter is damaged but it’s too late. Zedd tells him to let go and Zack thinks that it is a good idea and he dumps Zedd somewhere but where that is we don’t know until possibly the next issue. Zack on the other hand crashes out of the teleporter landing somewhere.

Back at the command centre the other rangers arrive where they see the Putties are there and they morph and take them down. Trini picks up the head off the decoy Alpha and Zordon fills the team in on what has happened. Kimberly asks what happened to Zack and Zordon replies that he teleported him away but with the teleporter damaged in the blast all he knows is that Zack is far, far away and Trini asks where in the world he is and Zordon replies saying ‘that’s the thing…’. jlpr4Back with Zack he is beating up some Putties where headlights appear to then see Batman appearing telling Zack to put the axe down. Zordon finishes his line from before saying that Zack is not on their world. Zack replies to Batman saying that he knows what he is, whacking a Puttie in the process. He says that Batman is one of Zedd’s monsters but Batman says that he doesn’t know what Zedd is and that he can tell that he has a number of injuries and that he may have a concussion and again asks him to put down the weapon. But Zack replies with a no and jumps up to whack Batman with his axe, even though in the panel before they were standing in front of each other. Batman blocks the axe attack and manages to grapple Zack down onto the ground when in a splash page the Rangers appearing with Tommy saying ‘let go of our friend’.

Batman communicates to somebody asking for assistance and they reply being curious since that Batman usually doesn’t ask for help. He tells them that he is fighting enhanced beings that have increased durability, speed and strength. He asks where he is and he replies that he is in Illinois, then Ohio and closing in. Tommy asks Zack if he is okay and he gives him a run down in what happened to him. Billy tells him that Batman is not one of Zedd’s creatures and that he is unique to this world and that with the teleporter damaged he was transported to another world. But when Billy says that they are in another dimension a red blur passes straight through them taking their weapons revealing the Flash has taken them. Batman jumps into thejlpr3 Batmobile fires a missile towards Rangers and Kimberly tells then to get Zack out of there but Zack says that he can’t leave. Trini says that it is hard to rescue somebody if you leave them behind but Zack says that it is his fault since that he brought the fake Alpha and that he also brought Zedd to this dimension to as well and that they can’t go home without Zedd. Kimberly then replies saying that we have to deal with whatever this is and then summons the Pterodactyl Dinozord and plans to take out the Batmobile. Flash contacts the Watchtower, where Cyborg is stationed, Flash says that they need the big guns informing that they are dealing with enhanced beings and says that Batman has been taken by a Flying Pink Dinosaur Robot ending issue one.

For a first cross over issue this is pretty good beginning. We see the reason why the Power Rangers ended up in the DC Earth and the idea that the team thinks that Batman is evil creature that could be working for Zedd is rather interesting. It since that it is this is a first issue there is only so much story that they can have without it being bogged down in exposition. But there is something that I am rather curious about and that is how does the morphing grid still work when they are in a different dimension. I know that in MMPR season 3 they were in a similar incident when the Rangers went to another world to help Prince Dex and start off the Masked Rider series and Zordon said that there would be a strain on the morphing grid, but in the end there wasn’t any shown in the show. I am curious on what they are going to be doing for the next five issues since there is a lot of story that is still left to go as well as whatever devious plan that Zedd can come up with from the help of DC villains.

JSA v JLA: Who Can Do It Better?

For the past number of months there has been a lot of information regarding the next upcoming DC film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and there building structure for the Justice League. However there has also be a rumour going around for season 3 of Arrow that there could be a formation of a possible Justice Society with the introduction of new character to the show as well as the new show Flash which also will show hero characters that could be a part of the rumoured JSA.

There is one major problem that I, and quite possibly many other fans, have a problem with the rushed formation that they are going to have in Dawn of Justice. The only characters that people know in the film would be Superman, being reprised by Henry Cavell, but there are characters that have had former films in the past 10 years of DC Universe with the Dark Knight films however instead of trying to get Christian Bale back as Batman, but instead of that they went and recast Batman with former Daredevil actor Ben Affleck. Another few confirmed characters on the film are Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Jason Momoa as Aquaman. On the other hand that Fisher and Momoa are minor characters for the film I think that this seems too rushed as a formation film. For the main reason that a film usually goes on for 90-140 minutes at usual and for them to try and build and identify characters will be rather difficult to do. Going with the way that Marvel did their films they did solo films as first to build character and then the formation film in Avengers, so with DC doing this their putting all their eggs in a basket and hoping that it works out.

On the other side of the DC media you have the TV shows that have been springing up like Arrow, starting for a third series this fall, and Flash, which is making its debut this fall alongside Arrow. During the half way point of season 2 of Arrow they introduced a new character to the show, Barry Allen, and this was a build up pilot for Flash, which managed to get a series made. I was rather pleased to hear this because it was something new and there was a chance to then bring in new characters as well as heroes that they can bring in to have a large team up, sort of similar to the season 2 formation but with more heroes than just a mash up of characters brought in season 2. With Arrow bringing in at least one new character Ray Palmer the alias of Atom, played by Brandon Routh, coming into the show in the new season will bring in a new flare to the show. Then with the Flash television show they are bringing in at least hero called Firestorm, with one half of Firestorm being played by Robbie Ammel. I think that if it is true that a Justice Society can be formed I think that this could be better because the show is split into 40 minute chunks and then follow up episodes that I would be able to develop characters more better and when you throw in the characters of Black Canary and Arsenal there already it could be there for a strong team.

Over all I believe that Arrow/Flash will be able to do a team up a lot better than what Snyder can do with the formation of the Justice League for the next film, especially that they are going to be doing solo films after Dawn of Justice it would be easier to build character then instead of Dawn of Justice.