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.
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
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.
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.