Caleb Goellner and Buster Moody have been plugging away at their pay-what-you-want comic Task Force Rad Squad for several years now, in between their other work on titles like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Godzilla in Hell. This week — just in time for the big Power Rangers movie that’s hitting theaters — they’ve released issue #5.
TFRS combines the creator’s love for things like friendship, alien monsters and giant robots — and especially Power Rangers — into one comic.
“For a period of time in my youth Power Rangers were a big part of my life, and I even remember drawing some of my earlier, more dynamic character poses based off of Power Rangers promotional artwork and stuff,” Moody told me in an interview right after the first issue was released. “They’d kind of left my consciousness during middle school through college, though a couple weeks prior to Caleb approaching me about working on the book, I had sort of a metaphysical experience with a God-analog manifesting in the form of Zordon, which was oddly amazing but perplexing at the time. Once Caleb started talking to me about TFRS the synchronicity of the experience, along with Caleb’s fantastic plan for the book and all-out enthusiasm for the project, kind of made it a no-brainer.”
You can download it now from Gumroad, and they’ll have print copies available at Emerald City Comic Con.