Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a 2017 comic book intercompany crossover series featuring DC Comics' Justice League and Saban's Power Rangers, written by Tom Taylor with art by Stephen Byrne, published by DC Comics and Boom Studios.[1][2][3][4]

Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
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Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
Boom Studios
FormatLimited series
Publication dateJanuary – September 2017
No. of issues6
Main character(s)Justice League
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Creative team
Written byTom Taylor
Artist(s)Stephen Byrne

PlotEdit

Lord Zedd attacks the Command Center with an army of Putties and Zack arrives to defend it and Zordon. During his attempt to teleport them out, the teleportation relay is destroyed by a fake Alpha 5 with a bomb implanted in him. This causes the teleportation to malfunction and send Zack, Lord Zedd and the Putties to cross dimensions, where a "Dark" and familiar figure witnesses their arrival. The Power Rangers teleport to the same coordinates Zack went to and end up stranded in the DC Universe, a world where superpowered heroes are an everyday thing and villains are almost as powerful as the monsters that Rita and Zedd create.

Shortly after arriving, the Power Rangers meet six members of the Justice League - Batman, Flash, Superman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Wonder Woman. As they ascertain the truth of what is going on, alerts come in from all over the world - of monster attacks. Lord Zedd has met Brainiac, and the two villains have forged an alliance together. Using creatures from Brainiac's bottle habitats, Lord Zedd has created six octopus-like monstrosities and unleashed them on every populated continent. To meet this new threat, the Rangers and Justice League members split up, with a Ranger joining the Justice League at each location. However, two unforeseen events take place - the teleporters aboard the Watchtower are hacked and sabotaged, and Brainiac drones infiltrate the Rangers' Zord vehicles, stealing their communicators and power coins before the vehicles teleport away.

As the Rangers mourn the loss of their powers (as well as their only way home), Billy hits upon an idea - using a Higgs-Boson collider to open a portal to the Power Ranger universe. With the help of the Justice League, the two teams succeed in traveling through, only to find a terrible scene before them. The true scope of the Zedd-Brainiac alliance is made manifest - in exchange for Brainiac's help in defeating the Power Rangers, Zedd has provided him with two things - first, Angel Grove is to become a part of Brainiac's collection of cities (from destroyed planets), and second, in exchange for shrinking Zordon and the Command Center, Brainiac will receive Alpha-5, the only other machine to achieve sentience.

ReceptionEdit

The comic received mixed to positive critical reviews.[5][6][7]

On Comic Book Roundup, the critics review were 7.1/10, while the audience review was 7.3/10.[8]

PublicationsEdit

  • Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2017-12-06 (hardcover),[9] 2018-11-21 (softcover):[10] Includes Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1-6.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brown, Tracy. "Justice League and Power Rangers will meet in a crossover comic book series". Retrieved 20 January 2017 – via LA Times.
  2. ^ "JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS #1 Goes Back To Print, With New Cover". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ Whitbrook, James. "The Team Behind Justice League/Power Rangers Tells Us About the Joys of Crossovers (and Giant Mastodons)". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  4. ^ "DC, BOOM! STUDIOS AND SABAN BRANDS ANNOUNCE JUSTICE LEAGUE/MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS!".
  5. ^ Lake, Jeff (11 January 2017). "Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 Review". Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 Gets A Nice New Cover For Its Second Print..." 18 January 2017. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  7. ^ Lake, Jeff (8 February 2017). "Justice League/ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #2 Review". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Justice League / Power Rangers Reviews". ComicBookRoundup.com. Retrieved 2020-07-16.
  9. ^ JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS
  10. ^ JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS

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