Boom! Studios Announces The Reveal Of Original Power Rangers Team In Issue #20

by James Ferguson

 

Continuing BOOM! Studios’ 10 Announcements in 10 Days leading up to San Diego Comic-Con ’17, the publisher has revealed some exciting news about an upcoming issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. In October’s issue #20, writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo will reveal the original Power Rangers team.

We all know the teenagers with attitude from Angel Grove, Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini, but now we’ll see the first time that Zordon recruited a team back in 1969. This group was pulled together to fight a psycho enemy on the moon. And yes, it’s in canon.

I’m very curious about this and how it will affect the franchise. We’ve seen tons of Power Rangers TV shows, but MMPR was always the first. Now we’ll show what happened earlier. We know that Rita was imprisoned on the moon for 10,000 years so I wonder if this moon-based foe will have anything to do with her prison.

Writer Kyle Higgins says:

Any opportunity to add to the Power Ranger mythos is always an incredible honor and one of the fundamental reasons I love writing this book. Case in point, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #20 is going to take us back in time to explore a very different—yet familiar—team of Rangers: the ones that stopped a secret Moon attack during the 1960s. Who were the Power Rangers of 1969? What happened to them? And how do they fit into our current story? We’re jumping into the Wayback Machine to the Summer of Love to meet a new cast of Rangers, some of whom will have a huge impact on the future of the Mighty Morphin team!

Dafna Pleban, Editor at BOOM! Studios says:

We’re incredibly excited to show you a part of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mythos that hasn’t been explored yet, but has definitely helped shape the team as we know it now. With Saban Brands, we have the opportunity to explore this part of the mythos in a new and exciting way, and we can’t wait to show the fans! If the reveals of Lord Drakkon and the Black Dragon weren’t enough, then strap in—because this is when things get crazy!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #20 will feature a main cover by Jamal Campbell, along with an interconnecting variant cover by Steve Morris, an action figure variant cover by Joshua McDonald, and a special variant cover by Dan Mora. It’s set for release in October 2017.