It’s safe to say that there is no other character that added as much to the Power Rangers mythos as Tommy Oliver, portrayed over several series by Jason David Frank. This December, Boom! Studios and Saban Brands will dive deeper into the character’s story by looking to the future in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon.
This original graphic novel is written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Giuseppe Cafaro. Jason David Frank served as a special consultant on the comic. It will feature a cover by Nick Robles.
The book picks up with Tommy Oliver in his older years. It’s been some time since he’s served as a Power Ranger. Over the course of his time in uniform, he’s defeated space witches, brought down evil armies, and protected the galaxy. Now he leaves that stuff to the Power Rangers at Space Patrol Dela. When his son goes missing, Tommy has to discover a secret in his past in order to save his future. He must call on all of his training, his friends, and maybe even some of his enemies, in order to find his son and bring him home.
Writer Kyle Higgins says:
It’s rare that we’re able to tell stories about pop culture heroes at this critical juncture in their lives—and there’s few who’ve been as big a pop culture phenomenon as Tommy Oliver. As a fan of the original sixth Ranger, it’s an incredible honor for me to explore this untold chapter of Tommy Oliver: Power Ranger.
Jason David Frank added:
Tommy Oliver has been part of the Power Rangers for the past 25 years. We’ve seen him morph into so many different Power Rangers. Now in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon, we get to see an in-depth story of the life of Tommy Oliver as a Power Ranger and person. We go deeper into the multiple Rangers Tommy has become throughout time- I’m excited for all of you to see how Tommy evolves into the Legendary Power Ranger he is and the legacy he will leave behind forever.
Artist Giuseppe Cafaro says:
Like almost everyone from my generation, I grew up watching Power Rangers. Every kid has their own favorite Ranger—my favorite has always been Tommy, so it’s amazing to be illustrating this story!
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. Boom! Studios has already been doing some stellar work this year with the “Shattered Grid” event so this graphic novel is just icing on the cake. It will be interesting to see how someone like Tommy goes on after having such amazing adventures. That has to change your life forever.