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REVIEW: Ranger Academy


REVIEW: Ranger Academy

3.33/5.0 Stars
Rating if the Book Were a Movie: G 

Creative Team 

Writer: Maria Ingrande Mora
Art: Jo Mi-Gyeong
Colors: Fabian’s Mascolo
Letters: Cardinal Rae, Ed Dukeshire
Cover: Miguel Mercado
Editor: Dafna Pleban
Publisher: BOOM Studios


Story: 3.4 Stars
Interior Artwork: 3.6 Stars
Cover Artwork: 3.6 Stars
Dialogue: 3.4 Stars
Mechanics: 3.0 Stars
Editing: 3.0 Stars

About the Book:

When two academy cadets are on a mission to find recruits, they unexpectedly crash into a planet past their original destination.  Rescued by local inhabitants, the cadets discover their next recruit in the form of the person that rescued them from the crash.

Reviewers Notes:

The Power Rangers have been around since the early 90’s. That said there are volumes of stories that could be told.  In this story we have an established academy with current recruits seeking out new recruits,  while that seems like it can be a good thing, the current recruits are inexperienced, and it shows in their actions.

The current recruits over shoot their destination in their ship and crash onto a planet to be saved by someone their age, and her dad. Who appears to not want to be found. After the dad helps the current recruits fix their ship to get back to the academy, the girl that helped them sneaks on board as a stow away to join them in the Ranger Academy.

While the premise of the story is the child who was residing on the planet saving the recruits with the help of her dad, we learn that the dad was on that planet for a reason to keep his child safe.

This story has potential as we don’t know why the dad and daughter were stranded alone on that planet. A story which the dad has kept from the daughter, possibly to hide her true identity. As this story develops it will be interesting to see where it goes.

The cover art shows the current recruits with the person who will become the newest recruit at the academy, the colors are bright and we see the primary colors that are almost always used in any rendition of the power rangers. If you take the lettering off the cover, I can also see this cover being a poster on the wall.

The interior art is well done, the colors are bright making the artwork easy to see, the way the characters are displayed would rival a cartoon from the current forms of media, as the emotions on the characters are easy to see and understand. Making the reader feel for the characters as they follow along in the story.

For the fanbase of the Power Rangers this adds a whole new level of lore and storytelling. The characters are likable and depending on the reader and how they relate to them may even hit a thread of understanding. Brining another enjoyable story to the universe of the Power Rangers.

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Growing up in the 80s and 90s I grew up as an eclectic geek, a fact that still holds true today. I grew up watching all the classic cartoons of the 80's and had many an adventures with the toys that went with. Played tabletop RPG's and still enjoy computer gaming as adulting allows. On top of making time to read comics, and spend time with family and friends.

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