Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II #1

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Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #5
Issue #1
Issue #2
Godzilla vs. The Mighty
Morphin Power Rangers II
#1
Cover A of issue #1 by Freddie E. Williams II
Story by Cullen Bunn
Art by Baldemar Rivas
Cover by
  • Freddie E. Williams II & Andrew Dalhouse (CVR A)
  • Alex Sanchez & Matt Helms (CVR B)
  • Hendry Prasetya & Andrew Dalhouse(CVR RI)
  • Edward Kraatz II (exclusive cover)
Colors by Andrew Dalhouse
Letters by Johanna Nattalie
Edits by Thea Cheuk

Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II #1 is a comic from IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios. It was published on April 3, 2024.[1]

Description

Worlds collide a second time as everyone’s favorite kaiju meets up with Earth’s mightiest warriors once again to take on the most fearsome monsters from both sides of the multiverse, with Rita Repulsa egging them on! This one has it all: SpaceGodzilla! Clawhammer! Tentacreep! But what exactly does Rita intend to do with their collective might, and how have her mysterious new allies, Astronema and the Alliance of Evil, given her added reach across worlds? The Power Rangers are on a mission to find out, but first…all roads lead back to Godzilla![1]

Plot

Tommy Oliver, the White Ranger, battles Clawhammer, Tentacreep, Sting King, and numerous Putty Patrollers in the ruins of Angel Grove, California. Sorceress Rita Repulsa orders her minions not to let the hero escape and potentially foil her plan. The White Ranger is unable to depart this reality, which is not his own, with his fragment of the Multiversal Focus before Rita grows the three monsters. He counters by summoning the Tigerzord. Godzilla bursts out of the bay shortly afterwards, spewing atomic breath. Saba, the White Ranger's sword, identifies him as a monster native to this dimension, and one not under Rita's control. Godzilla takes on all of the combatants at once, throwing Tentacreep into String King and threatening to tear the Tigerzord apart. It coverts to Warrior Mode and matches his atomic breath with its White Tiger Thunderbolt technique, activating the Multiversal Focus. The artifact sends the White Ranger to another version of Angel Grove. He laments to Saba that Rita has already ravaged every version of Earth they've visited so far. He brightens upon finding the city resembling his own before Rita invaded, its residents recognizing him as a Power Ranger.

The White Rangers travels to the Power Rangers' Command Center, explaining to them that Rita is striving to conquer all of reality. These Rangers are familiar with the Multiversal Focus, leading him to conclude he's found the right dimension to start fighting back. He explains that Rita suddenly arrived in his home dimension one day with an army of monsters that overwhelming his own Power Ranger team, though he escaped. She's stripped his team and many other versions of the Rangers of their abilities and trapped them all in a single dimension. He managed to steal a piece of the Multiversal Focus in the hopes of stopping her.

Astronema, one of Rita's allies, is unimpressed by how she let the White Ranger escape again, commenting that she's as inept as the Rita from her own reality. Rita reigns in her frustration, explaining that while the White Ranger has joined forces with her Power Rangers, they would have needed to capture them eventually, and even Godzilla's involvement is part of her plan. The White Ranger shakes hands with this dimension's Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger. They compare notes about their teams; the White Rangers notes his team is almost identical to them, although Kimberly Ann Hart, the Pink Ranger, comments that they've never had a White Ranger. Zordon interrupts with an alert that Godzilla and Rita's three monsters have appeared in Angel Grove, continuing their battle. The trio gains the upper hand, with Tentacreep constricting Godzilla and Clawhammer bombarding him with lasers. The other Rangers recognize the King of the Monsters, who they explain to the White Ranger is not quite a friend. The White Ranger announces that they've again tracked his fragment of the Multiversal Focus. On Zordon's advice, the Power Rangers transform and prepare to bring the brawl in Angel Grove to a more isolated world.

Aboard a space station, Rita orders Astronema into action. She reminds Rita to show some respect, as she was the one who rescued her from the void between dimensions, and summons her team of Psycho Rangers to threaten her. Rita is unfazed, reminding her that her own magic has enhanced those same villains. She calls upon Psycho Ranger Ghidora, who clamors to enter the field and steal Godzilla's energy, to prove her point.

Appearances

Monsters

Zords

  • Tigerzord
    • Tigerzord Warrior Mode
  • Megazord (CVR RI)
  • Kaiju Megazord (online exclusive cover)

Characters

Weapons, vehicles, and races

Locations

Gallery

Covers

Trivia

  • An early version of the Edward Kraatz II exclusive variant cover featured a Godzilla design that appears to have been specifically based on his Monsterverse incarnation, though this was ultimately changed for the final cover to better reflect the design utilized within the comic itself.
  • The IDW Monthly Title Catalog for January 2024 used this issue's Cover RI as its cover,[2] while the catalog for April 2024 included a pull-out poster for Cover A.
  • Despite a mention in the official description for this issue, SpaceGodzilla does not appear within the issue itself.
  • In an error, the names of the Power Rangers characters Bulk and Skull are mixed up in their dialogue.

References

This is a list of references for Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II issue 1. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "IDW Announces 'Godzilla vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers II' Comic". Godzilla.com. 13 December 2023.
  2. "IDW Monthly Title Catalog, January 2024" (PDF). Penguin Random House Comics Retail. December 2023.

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