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Review: Justice League/Power Rangers #6
By Philip Schweier

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:54

Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Tom Taylor
Artist(s): Stephen Byrne


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It’s the final showdown – the Justice League and Power Rangers vs. Brainiac and Zordon. As I’ve said elsewhere, to unite two villains is only asking for the inevitable team-up, complete with the cliché of having the heroes battle one another before realizing they share a common foe.


Other elements of this series seemed rather predictable to most long-time comic book readers. Each team visiting the other’s homeworld, and Brainiac’s inevitable infection of Cyborg with some form of malware. Clearly this book is aimed at those more familiar with the Power Rangers than the longer-running JLA. To their credit, the creators’ version of the Justice League runs closer to the WB cartoon. It provides more familiar territory for those who are bigger Power Ranger fans.


If there is a young comic book fan in your life, this may be a great gateway book to get them hooked on either Justice League or Power Rangers, but I recommend waiting for the trade. Six single issues is a challenge for the notoriously short attention span of youngsters these days. But the TPB would make an excellent gift for younger readers; the artwork is simple, without heavy amounts of dialogue or captions.


Speaking of artwork, I appreciate Stephen Byrne’s rendering, but in this issue it seems as if Superman has more than a little bit of five o’clock shadow. This could be a result of the coloring, but since I am unable to determine who did the coloring, I can only assume it’s part of the art.


Rating: 4/10


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