>>PowerRangersNOW: For the past several issues, Zordon has been absent from the storyline. What made you decide to hold off Zordon’s return to the comics until now?
>Higgins: I think, when fans read this issue, they’ll understand that where Zordon went made it really tough to show before now, without spoiling big things in the Drakkon story. Plus, Zordon being out of the tube for as long as he has been meant taking away a mentor and a guiding voice for the Rangers. It’s forced them to rally together and, I think, has brought them closer.
>>Zordon has always been a very powerful, but also mysterious character to this franchise. What was your favorite part about writing Zordon?
>Getting him out of the tube. [Laughs] Zordon’s very much the wise old mentor character, which can be a chore to write, but this issue was a blast—we put Zordon in a position for him to see the way things “could have gone,” and that’s not necessarily a good thing. I’ll be diving into Zordon a bit more in the next year, and this was a nice precursor for it.
>>Issue #15 gives us the first look at a host of iconic villains who work alongside Tommy (Rito, Knasty Knight, Pumpkin Rapper, etc.). How did you decide which villains to include?
>Honestly? A lot of it is personal taste. Old villains I really like, visuals I think are interesting, etc. Pumpkin Rapper’s a sentimental favorite, so he HAD to get the nod.