BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands revealed today new covers and a first look at interior art from MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25, the official beginning of the historic POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID comic book event. Arriving in comics shops worldwide onMarch 28th, this issue begins the first comic book event in the twenty-five-year history of the global franchise as writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo deliver a story so shocking that the issue will be sealed in a black polybag to prevent spoilers!
Now, fans can get their first look as Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers join forces with many iconic Power Rangers teams to face the threat.
“SHATTERED GRID is the biggest, most impactful Power Rangers story I’ve ever written,” said Kyle Higgins. “It’s an honor to be a part of the 25 year legacy of Power Rangers. Everyone working on this event has been floored by the response from fans and this first look is just a taste of the surprises that await them. Trust me, you’re not going to want to have the ending of this issue spoiled for you.”
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID will unfold in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include three special one-shots.
“This is the comic that no Power Rangers fan should miss—because it has the ending that everyone’s gonna be talking about!” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Everything in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers has been leading to SHATTERED GRID—and it’s only going to get bigger from here!”
“Developing the POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID event with the writers and BOOM! Studios has been an incredible journey and we believe the fans are in for some shocking surprises and morphinominal storytelling. It’s definitely an event that fans will not want to miss!” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Franchise.
Polybagged editions of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25 will be shipped with six (6) main covers illustrated by Goñi Montes, randomly assorted in equal quantities, featuring Drakkon holding one of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger helmets. Montes helped launch the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series from BOOM! Studios with a series of iconic covers on issue #0. A special chase variant by Montes will also be available and mixed in randomly within the polybagged editions. This landmark issue will also feature variants (shipping without polybags) by superstar artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Jordan Gibson (Howard the Duck), and a stunning wraparound cover featuring every Power Ranger ever by Scott Koblish (Deadpool).
Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25 will be available for sale on March 28th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, available at comic shops in May 2018. Lord Drakkon—a twisted, alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver, the Green Mighty Morphin Power Ranger—is growing more powerful with every battle against Power Rangers teams across history…while in the past, a mysterious new Ranger arrives to challenge the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on their own turf.
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9, from writer Ryan Parrott and artist Dan Mora, introduces a new Power Ranger into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mythology, one with a surprising connection to Lord Drakkon! But why has this mysterious new character traveled back to the past to target the Power Rangers during their early days as heroes…and who is under the helmet? Both answers will rock the Power Rangers to their core and dramatically impact the events of POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID. This issue features a main cover by Mora, with variant covers by Miguel Mercado (Over The Garden Wall), Audrey Mok (Archie) and Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur).
The debut of this new Power Ranger follows the landmark introductions of Lord Drakkon in 2016; the Power Rangers of 1969 in 2017; and the Green Psycho Ranger in 2017, all in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele di Nicuolo, Lord Drakkon’s power and influence grows, as the Power Rangers work with new allies from across time and dimensions, including Ranger teams such as Time Force, RPM, and Samurai, to craft a plan to fight back. But is it already too late? This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Green Arrow), with variant covers by Jordan Gibson (America) and Carlos Villa (Lockjaw).
“We promised fans we’d be making history in POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID—and the introduction of a new Power Ranger is just the start of it,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “And if you think it can’t get any bigger, just wait till you see what we’ve got planned next! From never-before-seen team ups to surprising relationships, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands are working closely to make sure you won’t want to miss a single issue of this event.”
“As part of Saban’s Power Rangers 25th Anniversary, we felt it was the perfect time to further explore the franchise’s mythology and debut new characters with BOOM! Studios to make POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID a legendary comic book event like nothing we have done before!” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Franchise.
Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #27 and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9 will be available for sale in May 2018 at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.