We also get a well-anticipated sparring session between Jason and Tommy in the command center training room. The scene helps to give us more details about the fractured feelings between the two. During the session, Tommy uses movements to express how he felt being lied to, by not only his ally, but his best friend. Jason mentions that he never wanted to lie and felt awful about doing so, but reminds Tommy that for the greater good he had to do it.
As the Rangers in space continue their fight, it seems they have reached a losing point until a familiar Gravezord appears and saves them right in the nick of time. Ranger Slayer Kimberly also returns thanks to a call from Grace, where she mentions her adventures exploring alternate universes. By the end, Kiya has gathered her troops and prepares to use the ancient weapon of the Morphin masters to force peace on the universe.
This issue had some good points. For example, I enjoyed seeing Jason and Tommy not only spar over their issues, but in a way that shows the readers how they have grown as leaders and Rangers.
Another comparison I enjoyed was between Adam and Zach. Zach tells Adam how he uses comedy as the weapon his friends need from him and tells Adam that his friends will show him what they will need from him in the future. This moment also just gives more development between the two and shows fans the interaction that could have been.
Finally, I am excited to see Kiya’s role continue. She believes in her method of achieving peace through the destruction of the Power Rangers and with the return of Ranger Slayer, could this be another character pulled from malicious ways back to a way of good and light? We will be here to find out…
What did you think of issue #48 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? What do you hope for in issue #49? Stay with The Illuminerdi for more Ranger news and content.