Ranger Academy #3: 1st-Look at Sage’s Investigation & Surprising Legendary Characters

Ranger Academy #3 revealed as the next preview features amazing cameos and a tense hidden secret.

Ranger Academy #3 reveals the start of a discovered mystery as Sage dives into the shadows of the institute. The latest Power Rangers content was released by Boom! Studios featured a fresh new take on the Power Rangers lore while introducing fans to a mix of brand-new characters. The first preview of the upcoming issue has been unleashed with surprising appearances, along with the fantastic cover art featured for the release. The story continues as Sage learns more about the Academy, she discovers that her father was once a student and seeks to discover more about the school. 

Ranger Academy is the latest Power Rangers comic written by Maria Ingrande Mora featuring a whole new instalment for this Morphinominal Universe. The story focuses on 1st-year student, Sage, as she attends the school that trains a new generation of Rangers. The series also includes its own unique lores including students getting assigned a color when they first Morph and Rangers from across space and time called upon as lecturers. So far, we have seen Lost Galaxy Red, Leo, and Mighty Morphin Blue, Billy, appear in the story, but there are chances for even more character cameos.  

Ranger Academy #3 Adds more Cameos and teases a Hidden Horror 

If you had a chance to join the Power Rangers, would you? Maria Ingrande Mora (The Immeasurable Depth of You), artist Jo Mi-Gyeong (Eve: Children of the Moon), colorist Fabiana Mascolo (Alice Ever After), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) follow 13-year-old Sage as she continues to ponder that very question in this first look from Ranger Academy #3

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Though exciting, Ranger Academy is challenging for Sage. Having trouble fitting in, Sage seeks answers in the Academy’s library, discovering a connection to her adoptive father’s past in the library’s archives… In an effort to learn more about the school and her place in it, Sage’s curiosity takes her to an abandoned part of the campus…only to discover something even more shocking than she could ever imagine… 

Ranger Academy #3 features a main cover by Miguel Mercado (Magic) with variants by series artists Jo Mi-Gyeong and Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur).

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The tension is climbing as the mystery behind Sage’s father, Rhianth, pulls us in with promises of dark secrets. The previews for the upcoming comic were astonishing as Sage walks into a room with Omega Ranger’s Yale and Anubis Doggie Cruger. It’s not surprising to find Cruger present but this might be a huge glimpse into the future as Yale and the Omega Rangers are still facing the Darkest Hour in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It will be interesting to see what Sage will uncover since her father seems to be carrying a lot of rage regarding his past. 

Ranger Academy #3 will be available in comic shops on December 6, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.  

  • Ranger Academy #3 A Main: OCT230083 
  • Ranger Academy #3 B Character Design Variant: OCT230084 
  • Ranger Academy #3 C 1:10 INCV: OCT230085 
  • Ranger Academy #3 D 1:25 INCV: OCT230086 

What do you think of Ranger Academy #3? Were you surprised by the legendary cameos in these preview pages? Do you have a theory regarding Rhianth’s hidden past? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more Power Rangers news.


Source: Boom! Studios


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Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.