So despite my initial belief that I would have a lot more time on my hands to read comic books, I found that this first month of work has been pretty intense and tough. However, fear not my dedicated fans, for I was managing to keep up with some reading, and I thought it’s time I read some more “Go Go Power Rangers”
‘Volume 2′ continues where the first novel left off. Kimberly is still finding it difficult to balance her duties and her relationship. However, she’s not the only one struggling, with the Homecoming dance coming up, Jason finds himself caught by surprise that Trini had feelings for him, and he doesn’t know how to handle that. Billy’s self-esteem issues continue and when he has to choose between his ranger duties and potential internship things become difficult. Overarching the whole novel is the fact that none of them realizes Rita has infiltrated their lives by replacing Matt with an evil Putty monster.
I think what I enjoy about this series, in general, is that whilst the main title, “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” focuses on the actual missions the Rangers have, “Go Go Power Rangers gives you a chance to understand who these characters are outside of their superhero lives. The character development in that sense is enhanced, and in this novel, it really was with Billy.
The artwork was again excellent in this novel. I think Dan Mora has a distinct style which I really enjoy and his covers were superb. Overall, for a series that doesn’t have much action going on, I do enjoy it quite a bit!
I’m all here for supportive teammates!
Once again I find myself liking Zack’s character in these comics the most. He’s one of the most versatile characters in the series.
Story Arc: ★★★½
Character Development: ★★★½