Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II has been delivering a strong sequel to the fan-favorite crossover. Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora took everything that worked with the original crossover and amped it up tenfold. Adding in that somehow the Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles have found themselves teaming up with Shredder to take on Rita Repulsa and Krang was a cool twist. We got a chance to get an early look at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4. Find out how the newest issue turns out with our advance review.
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Colorist: Raul Angulo
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II has shown how to escalate a big event crossover story. This fourth issue is yet another example of how Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora have constantly been able to top themselves. There is fun in how they are going about topping what they delivered in the previous issue.
It is the fun of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4 that really shines through every single page. You can’t help but have a smile on your face seeing the Power Rangers in their dinosaur and dragon forms fighting alongside Splinter. Just seeing the Power Rangers in these forms shows how they have to do everything in order to combat the threat Rita Repulsa and Krang are.
What we see going on Earth is complimented by the main story of MMPR/TMNT II #4 focusing on the Ninja Turtles and Shredder in Dimension X. BOOM! Studios did not hide the fact we would deliver the debut of the Dimension X Rangers, as we see that be part of the promotion for this issue. Even knowing that it does not rob the way that Parrott and Mora introduced us to the Dimension X Rangers.
There is a sense of a journey taken for the Ninja Turtles. When the Dimension X Rangers do show up it is as hype as you think it would be. The reason the new Power Rangers have to debut is what makes it all work. Mora once again delivers on the artwork to show how as the threat level rises that our heroes are facing that they need something to help turn the tide.
Through all this Shredder steals every scene he is in. Parrott and Mora walk a delicate rope with the character which shows he is on his own side even when working with the Ninja Turtles. Shredder is very much on the revenge path, and it just so happens to put him on the Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles’ side. Even as Shredder is fighting against Rita and Krang’s forces he still keeps his villainous edge to him.
On the villain side of things, Rita Repulsa continues to carry things. Parrott continues to showcase Rita as one of the most badass, wicked villains around. Mora’s design for Rita in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II helps to elevate how incredible her scenes are. With Rita positioned in this way, it plays in well with how Krang excels as a secondary villain.
From beginning to end you can’t help but have a smile on your face while reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #4. Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora are on another level as they continue to top what they did in previous issues. The developments here will leave you even more excited to see what else this creative team has planned next with the Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles vs Rita Repulsa and Krang. This is a must-have comic book.
Story Rating: 10 Night Girls out of 10
Art Rating: 10 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 10 Night Girls out of 10