The first issue of comiXology Originals series Afterlift is a clever, kinetic start to what promises to be a long night drive of the soul.
If, a couple years ago, you’d asked me whether I’d care about a Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers comic, I would’ve said, “Unlikely.” My nostalgia trigger is easy to trip, but for some reason, Power Rangers didn’t trip it. I love the concept, the characters, the Zords. But watching the show again with my friend’s at-the-time five year old, it didn’t hold up. I figured Rangers was something that was still awesome, but was no longer for me.
Enter Kyle Higgins and co.’s Mighty Morphin’ comic from BOOM! Studios. For the last thirty some issues, that book’s creative team has been producing a Power Rangers story that I care about, and that echoes some of the best “kids properties” comics I’ve ever read.
Last week, the story that’s been ongoing since issue one came to a head, in the finale of the multiverse-spanning Shattered Grid saga. And reader, it choked me up a little bit.
The latest issue of Gideon Falls is dizzying by design.
Isola, which debuted earlier this month, is nearly more akin to a high-budget Disney animated feature than a comic.
Comics made me an optimist.