Greetings, Explorers! In this episode the gang takes a look at Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, #1. The story is by Ryan Parrott with art by Simone di Meo. Boom Studios! published the story in 2019. The story brings together the Heroes in a Half Shell and the Teenagers With Attitude. With the Green Ranger missing, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers journey from Angel Grove to New York City to find him. At the same time, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles find themselves facing a new Foot Clan member with skills equaling, or better, their own. The two teams meet with tensions running high. Could the Shredder be at the center of this troubling time for both teams?
Johnny and Dennis (Frankie is on special assignment with April O’Neil and Casey Jones) start the episode by recalling their personal histories with the two different franchises. In addition to this, they discuss how similar are the origins of the Green Ranger and Smurfette. The also discuss if the Green Ranger is eligible for the same health insurance coverage and retirement enrollment as the rest of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
The gang discusses the impact of this crossover story and if it was specifically written with Dennis in mind. Further topics include the possible future plot lines of the story; if Casey Jones and the Green Ranger would get along; and last, but not least, the storytelling and art of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, #1.
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