Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 30th Anniversary Comic Special is the latest upcoming comic for the special anniversary of the franchise. Boom! Studios have introduced a new comic that will feature 5 brand new stories from across the Morphin Grid timeline, with previews teasing the content. This includes a collection of talented creators as they each debut stories focusing on different characters and moments in Power Ranger history.
Power Rangers is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a ton of content available, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, Darkest Hour comic event, and Power Rangers Cosmic Fury. Ranger Academy is part of the anniversary line-up coming in October, which features a fresh new take on the Ranger universe. San Diego Comic-Con 2023 recently shared art teasers for another upcoming comic called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return. The new comic from Boom! Studios was a huge surprise as the writing team includes the original Pink Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson, who played Kimberly Hart.
5 Stories from Across the Grid in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 30th Anniversary Comic Special
Continuing the 30-year legacy of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, BOOM! Studios, under license by toy and game company, Hasbro, revealed today a first look at the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 30th Anniversary Comic Special.
This landmark anthology special features five brand-new stories paying homage to the legacy of the Rangers, penned by Ryan Parrott (Rogue Sun) and features Mat Groom (Inferno Girl Red), the original Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson and Matt Hotson (Titans), and young adult author Maria Ingrande Mora (Fragile Remedy), Mairghread Scott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), along with current Mighty Morphin Power Rangers superstar scribe Melissa Flores (Dead Lucky).
Joining the celebration are returning fan-favorite Power Rangers artists including Hendry Prasetya, Marco Renna and Daniel Bayliss (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Eleonora Carlini (Go Go Power Rangers), Francesco Mortarino (Power Rangers), and critically-acclaimed Jo Mi-Gyeong (Ranger Academy).
This anniversary issue is full of Morphinominal content worthy of the 30-year legacy with spotlights on Ernie in Angel Grove, Alpha 5’s struggle to find his true purpose, a mind-bending “What If?” story about Tommy’s powers that introduces an all-new alternate universe, a deeper look into Tommy’s relationship with Kat, and a dive into the Ranger Academy.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 30th Anniversary Comic Special features a main cover by Dan Mora (Once & Future) and variants by Rian Gonzales (Batgirls), Jamal Campbell (Nightwing), Bon Bernardo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Miguel Mercado (Go Go Power Rangers), and Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). Along with 40 pages of brand-new action-packed material, and an additional 24 pages of classic material that fans new and old will be delighted to experience.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 30 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with more than 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the series celebrates its 30th year with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, an anniversary special exclusively available on Netflix now. The 30th overall season of Power Rangers, “Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury,” will premiere this Fall exclusively on Netflix.
Boom! Studios are already providing so much content for fans during the 30th anniversary, but this new release takes it one step further. With Darkest Hour and Ranger Academy, the comics are surprisingly dominant for a franchise that focused on Live Action content. It will be amazing to see the stories for Ernie and Alpha 5, but the other stories will be a dramatic expansion of what fans know about the overall story.
The Master Morpher reappearing for the new alternate Tommy will be a brilliant witness, along with the dive into Tommy’s relationship with Kat. Fans will also be wondering how far back this story will go as JJ is the son of both characters, who also featured in the Soul Of The Dragon comic. With Ranger Academy coming soon, it will be interesting to see more fleshed out as we discover when the story might take place in the timeline fans are aware of. As a 30th-anniversary special, it will be amazing to dive into this collection of tales as they may shed light on upcoming events.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 30th Anniversary Comic Special will be available in comic shops August 30. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
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Source: Boom! Studios