Let’s talk about MIGHTY MORPHIN # 9 – GeekTyrant


Picking up where the preview ends, Bulk and Skull chat with other kids who are also making a documentary about life inside the shield. Bulk gets carried away a few times and the other kid, Brady, doesn’t want to share footage with them because they are in competition. Skull is softer and explains that he just wants to look at pictures in the hopes of finding Candice who has been missing for a few weeks. Brady agrees and it hurts Aisha that they can’t tell Skull anything about what happened. I feel really bad for Skull, but I’m glad he’s able to stay a bit calm.

We will regroup everything that happens on the moon later. The Rangers arrive at the dog park because they got dangerous energy readings. Matt is there for the same reason, but pokes fun at the Rangers and the fact that all six are there for a “routine sweep.” Sure enough, the Rangers find a putty that was in disguise. Tommy and Matt fight more than the putty while the others use the Power Blaster to annihilate the putty. Once done, all of the Rangers except Billy are teleported to the command center. Matt feels bad for Billy and thinks it’s because of him that Billy is in trouble, but Billy corrects him.

At the command center, Zordon tells everyone what Billy did, and since they’re real friends, they all want to give him some slack and the benefit of the doubt. Zordon doesn’t like it that much and even mentions looking for a Blue Ranger replacement. At this point, Zartus enters the command center. He jokes with Zordon a bit and the Rangers are a little shocked to see this side of Zordon and learn a bit more about who Zordon was, then Aisha asks the all-important question of why Eltar’s leader is on Earth. . Zartus explains that he is there to free Zelya (the Eltar name of Candice) from Lord Zedd and to form an alliance with Earth. I think it’s going to evolve in a very interesting way. We know that Zartus works with the Empyreal to some extent. Could this story lead to Zordon leaving Earth?

Let’s talk about Zelya on the moon. She’s locked up in Zedd Prison, and Squatt and Baboo bring her food. Everything is blue and they are proud of it. Is the Eltar diet just blue food? It would be a little weird, but very Power Rangers. She then freaks Squatt into a panic by reading his mind. I think it’s more of a mentalist thing and not really a mind reading thing, but it’s kind of funny to see Squatt so terrified.

Then we see her doing one-handed push-ups. Then Zedd shows up to talk to Zelya. She prepares to fight Zedd and he pulls a gun out of nowhere and nails it to a wall, leaving her to ask him what it is? He explains that he has been killing Eltarians for centuries and claims to know the truth about Eltarians and that they are conquerors, not champions or protectors. Zelya doesn’t believe him but he says he intends to tell her a story and then she’s free to go. No torture, no brainwashing, just a story. This will lead to Mighty Morphin # 10 which has an awesome number on the cover that many think is Zedd and I’m excited!


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