Ever since we watched Freddy’s glove pop up to take Jason’s mask to heck at the end of Jason Goes to Hell, our horror imaginations have gone absolutely rabid with ideas for crossovers. Who am I kidding, it was way before Jason Goes to Hell that we were having playground arguments about who would win in a fight, The Undertaker or Micheal Myers. That’s what makes this A Nightmare on Elm Street and Power Rangers crossover so welcome and almost normal seeming.
Written by Stephen Harberwith, colored by James Zark and art by Francisco Silva Mauriz Power Rangers: A Nightmare on Elm Street is an actual blast and worth your while. Usually for me “fan made” is where I typically check out a bit. But, these guys really go for it with these insane issues. They are all really fun and well done.
The synopsis provided goes like this:
Two worlds. One Nightmare. Power Rangers: A Nightmare on Elm Street is an exclusive comic book project created by adult fans for mature audiences only. Although it wasn’t made for profit, it was made to show how profitable Power Rangers legacy brands can be when targeted to the adult age demographic that grew up with them. We believe there’s untapped potential in the Power Rangers brand that can capture the interest of adult fans beyond simple nostalgic appeal. By juxtaposing the optimism and wholesomeness of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with the horrific yet darkly satirical attitude of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, we hope to give fans a glimpse of that potential.
The comic really nails the nightmare feel from the Nightmare on Elm Street films. The hyper gel colors are also in play in certain panels. To be honest, the headline would have been a lot longer if I had gone into more depth on everything that happens in these issues cause its packed, but let me go ahead and say that Pinhead and Jason do show up.