Go Beyond The Grid In A MMPR #31 First Look

by James Ferguson

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid has ended with a bang. Where does that leave the teenagers with attitude? We’re about to find out in next month’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 from Boom! Studios. The publisher has shared an early preview of the issue, written by Marguerite Bennett and illustrated by Simone di Meo, although these pages also appeared as an epilogue in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1.

MMPR #31 follows an all-new, all-star team of Power Rangers, pulled together from across time and space to battle a never-before-seen evil. They must fight to prove to themselves and to each other that they have what it takes to survive this dangerous new environment.
This new team includes The Ranger Slayer (Kimberly Hart from Lord Drakkon’s universe), Cameron Watanabe (The Green Ranger from Power Rangers Ninja Storm), Tanya Sloan (The Yellow Ranger from Power Rangers Zeo & Power Rangers Turbo), Andros (The Red Ranger from Power Rangers in Space), Mike Corbett (Magna Defender from Power Rangers Lost Galaxy), and the mysterious Dark Ranger, who is revealed to be Heckyl from Power Rangers Dino Charge.

Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios says:

Power Rangers: Beyond The Grid is about bringing lots of ‘new’ to the franchise – a new team, new enemies, and a new creative team – while also honoring the rich 25 year history of the brand. Working with our partners at Hasbro, we’re excited to peel back new layers of the Power Rangers mythology and dig deeper into some of the most iconic characters as they come together like never before.

MMPR #31 will feature a main cover by Jamal Campbell and variant covers by Jordan Gibson and Joana LaFuente.

Brian Casentini, SVP of Development & Production, Power Rangers added:

Bringing these historic Power Rangers together on a new team is an exciting new twist for fans and a story that we are particularly thrilled about telling in the medium of comics, which allows for rich character development and world building alongside gripping, high-stakes action. Working with BOOM! Studios on this new arc has been a wonderful collaboration focused on breathing freshness into an already successful series, while ensuring that the epic scale, cleverness, and charm of the series to-date has not been lost.

I’m excited about this next phase in Power Rangers comics, although I’m not as well-versed in these other groups as I am in the Mighty Morphin team, so Beyond the Grid might not resonate as much with me as the series has to date. We’ve still got Go Go Power Rangers to scratch that itch. At the bare minimum, it’s going to push me to check out more of these shows on Netflix.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #31 is set for release on September 26th, 2018.

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