ICYMI: Bulk And Skull Have A Podcast Called ‘Ranger Station’ In ‘Power Rangers’ #1
If you're a regular ComicsAlliance reader who also picked up Kyle Higgins and Hendry Prasetya's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 this week, you might have had a moment of confusion when the very first page kicked off the comic by welcoming you to Ranger Station. Despite the striking resemblance, that's not me up there introducing CA's weekly look back at the Power Rangers television show --- it's actually young Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier giving you the name of his podcast.
That's right, everybody. In case you missed it, Bulk and Skull have a podcast about the Power Rangers called Ranger Station, and that's actually pretty great.
We knew from the zero issue that Boom's revival of Mighty Morphin was going to be set in modern times --- as opposed to the last adaptation from Papercutz, which had Trini saying something to the effect of "come on, Alpha, it's 1993!" on its first page --- but until this issue hit, I wasn't quite sure how they were going to go about that, or what effect it might have on the story. I mean, in all honesty, if I want to see Power Rangers using dinosaur robots in a world that has cell phones and the Internet, there's a show on TV right now that does that very thing.
But giving Bulk and Skull a podcast --- a Power Rangers-themed podcast, no less --- is a pretty brilliant move. It's something that can keep them close to the action, a modern take on their occasional Lois Lane-style desire to figure out the Rangers' secret identities, and also shows that Bulk has very good taste when it comes to titling his long-running projects.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go shopping for a denim vest.