Author: Jerry Whitworth

Power Rangers Turns 25

Power Rangers Turns 25 by Jerry Whitworth   Upcoming in 2018, the Power Rangers franchise turns 25 years old. As part of this advent, Boom! Studios will publish a crossover event beginning in March called “Shattered Grid” across its titles Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers. Therein, comic book original character Lord Drakkon, an evil Tommy Oliver of an alternate dimension, will unleash his armies upon the Power Rangers leading to an assembly of Rangers and their allies from across time and space. The Power Rangers, of course, are no stranger to crossovers having hosted Masked...

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Top 10: Heroes Not Yet In The Justice League

Top 10: Heroes Not Yet In The Justice League by Jerry Whitworth   In its nearly six decades long existence, the Justice League has gone through many transitions. Big 7, Satellite, Detroit, International, Refuge, Extreme, Big 7 Redux, Pantheon, Leagues, Substitute, Elite, One Year Later, Super Buddies, Cry for Justice, New Generation, Generation Lost, and the myriad of Rebirth groups (Dark, International Redux, America Redux, United, America Redux Redux, and China) represent most of these changes in a roster of some approximately 200 individuals. However, despite so many versions over such a significant period of time, some heroes have...

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Legends of the DCU II

Legends of the DCU II by Jerry Whitworth   With Legends of Tomorrow approaching its third season premier, it seems appropriate to provide an update to the article “Legends of the DCU.” Therein, the history of DC Comics’ chronology was examined specifically focusing on the Stone Age, Ancient Atlantis, Ancient Egypt, Camelot, Carolingian Empire, American Revolution, Wild West, World War I, World War II, Skartaris, Gemworld, Great Disaster, 22nd Century, 30th Century, and the 853rd Century. Of course, these fifteen time periods only represent pieces of the larger puzzle making up DC’s history. So, we’re going to focus on...

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Top 10: Possible Power Rangers Crossovers

Top 10: Possible Power Rangers Crossovers by Jerry Whitworth   Set to meet its finale at the end of this month, Justice League/Power Rangers features a team-up between the two iconic superhero groups as they combat Brainiac and Lord Zedd. The six issue mini-series is the latest in a series of offshoots of Boom! Studios’ popular license of Power Rangers. Of course, the Power Rangers are no strangers to team-ups haven crossed over with Masked Rider for the three-part episode “A Friend in Need” of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers‘ third and final season and Marvel’s Masked Rider (1996) one-shot comic, Beetleborgs...

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Creator Profile: Jeff Parker

Creator Profile: Jeff Parker by Jerry Whitworth   Likely best known for his work in revitalizing nostalgic franchises for the modern day such as Agents of Atlas, Batman ’66, and Future Quest (featuring Hanna-Barbera’s action heroes), writer/artist Jeff Parker has been working in the field of comics since the mid-90s including creator-owned projects like Interman (2003), Underground, Bucko, and Meteor Men (2014). Raised in Burlington, North Carolina, Parker became a fan of comics while working for his father’s grocery store Chuck’s Curb Market (Chuck being Jeff’s grandfather). When he wasn’t busy racking redeemed soda bottles, Parker sat on the...

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The Outsiders: Young Justice Goes Digital

The Outsiders: Young Justice Goes Digital by Jerry Whitworth   Since learning in November of last year that Young Justice would return for a third season, fans have eagerly awaited further news. Earlier this month, the series’ voice cast revealed they had begun recording the new season only to recently have DC Comics announce more details about season three. Titled Young Justice: Outsiders, the show will be streamed digitally on a new DC online platform service (alongside the revived live action Titans series) in 2018 and features metahuman trafficking in an intergalactic conflict. Just as the show’s second season Invasion invoked elements...

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