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Imagine If... - Episode 128
The Power Of MARVEL!
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Imagine If... - Episode 128
The Power Of MARVEL!
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Mitch Punpayuk

Comic Culture With Rafa: #008

The “Tommy Oliver Variety Hour” Coming To Comic Stands Near You!

An Editorial From Rafael Encinas

The “Tommy Oliver Variety Hour” Coming To Comic Stands Near You!

BOOM! Studios has done such a wonderful job at bringing the Power Rangers lore to new heights. I have been a devout Power Rangers fan for many years, and specifically, these past couple of years have truly been a blessing because of the talent, excitement, and respect that the comic book medium has brought to the franchise. I have been reading these amazing stories since they have come out in January of 2016, and I now have a reason again to buy single issues and to collect variant covers again without waiting, like I normally do, for the trade graphic novel. Moreover, I have especially liked the attention to detail and maturity that Kyle Higgins’ has given us in his stories and in his characterizations of the cast. Whether it be Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Go Go Power Rangers, or Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink, I have loved the new adventures and situations that these teenagers with attitude have gotten into.


However, with all good things, there is always room for improvement, and unfortunately, sometimes there is a growing frustration.  At Wondercon this past weekend, the BOOM! Studios panel revealed that starting with issue #21, the Go Go Power Rangers ongoing series would finally be introducing Tommy Oliver to the team; this in turn would begin the “Green with Evil” plot we have seen in the television program. The incorporation of Tommy into this series will coincide with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ issue #40 kicking off the new “Necessary Evil” storyline with a returning White Ranger Tommy.

So, basically, we are getting a whole lot of Tommy Oliver! This is great and exciting news if you are a Tommy fan, but Power Rangers is so much more than one single ranger.

Now, I do not mean to sound like a complainer. I mean, we have gotten some truly amazing stories these past couple of years. However, as many fans have pointed out on twitter and reddit threads, the love and focus on a certain Green Power Ranger has been at the forefront for these comics for some time now.  Afterall, this past year we have seen Tommy’s evil future doppleganger take the spotlight during the “Shattered Grid” storyline, and we even got “Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon” one-off graphic novel. Now, we are getting two heaping helpings of Saban’s Favorite Ranger in both the green and white variety. And honestly, this isn’t the color palette I’ve been craving.

Though I recognize the appeal for the Tommy character, after all, he is a foundation to what made Mighty Morphin Power Rangers so popular! However, I have always loved the power rangers for their team dynamics. The television show managed to change from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: teenagers with attitude in colorful spandex to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Tommy Oliver variety hour. I understand that Tommy was the cool Green Ranger, which I 100% loved as a kid; however, the shows got too focused on Jason David Frank’s character and the show was less about team dynamics and more about how many flavors of the Rainbow can Tommy fit into. Jason David Frank has probably done more for the franchise than any other ranger in the series, but at this point it is too much.

I am hoping that these stories will prove to be some powerful and engaging story arcs, after all, BOOM!Studios hasn’t failed me yet. However, it is disheartening when you see the spotlight on the same character over and over again, especially when there is such a rich history of so many awesome Power Rangers characters. But again, only the future will tell how we see these stories in tandem with their respective visions. I hope to see more Ranger variety in future stories.

Geek Elite Features: David Scott Smith @ Mission Viejo Library Comic Con 2019

Geek Elite Media was at the Mission Viejo Library Comic Con in Mission Viejo, CA on March 23rd and conducted interviews of guests to the convention. Today is Stephen talking with illustrator David Scott Smith.

Find him on
Twitter:
@CartoonSmith
And his Web Comic Space Base 8
https://www.spacebase8.com/
https://tapas.io/series/spacebase8
https://vimeo.com/219026059

Geek Elite Features: Michael Masakawa @ Mission Viejo Library Comic Con 2019

Geek Elite Media was at the Mission Viejo Library Comic Con in Mission Viejo, CA on March 23rd and conducted interviews of guests to the convention. Today is Mitch talking with software engineer and web comic creator Michael Masakawa.

Find him and his strip here:
https://tapas.io/series/Best-Effort

Imagine If… – Episode 126 Detective Comics #1000 Roundtable

Chris, Rafa, and Mitch invite other Batman fans to talk about the momentous Detective Comics #1000 at Fan-Quest Comics And Games for this #NewComicBookDay.

So if you ever wonder”What If?”, or utter the words “Just Imagine”, or love to argue “Who Would Win?” then this is the podcast for you. Let Chris and Mitch take you to another world, another time, and instruct you to “Imagine If…”.