This December, Boom! Studios and Hasbro will release Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon, an all-new graphic novel revealing an untold chapter in the life of Tommy Oliver, the original Green Ranger. It’s written by Kyle Higgins and illustrated by Giuseppe Cafaro. Tommy Oliver himself, Jason David Frank is serving as a special consultant for the book.
Boom! has released the first preview of the graphic novel which you can check out below.
Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor at Boom! Studios says:
We were really excited to dig into what really makes Tommy tick, beyond being a Ranger, but what he will do to protect the people in his life that he loves—and the lengths he’ll go to keep them safe, even if it means returning to a life that you thought was in the past. Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon is all about the difficulty of determining the right thing—and the fight to make it a reality, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Luckily for Tommy, he’s no ordinary man—and this is no ordinary adventure!
The graphic novel picks up long after Tommy Oliver has hung up his power coins. During his time as a Power Ranger, he’s defeated space witches, brought down evil armies, and protected the galaxy. Now the world is defended by the Power Rangers at Space Patrol Delta. When his son goes missing, Tommy must discover a secret in his past in order to save his future. He calls upon all of his training, his friends, and maybe even a few enemies as he sets out on his most important mission.
Brian Casentini, SVP Power Rangers Franchise Development and Production added:
Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon continues to exemplify the exciting ways we are working with BOOM! Studios to develop new Power Rangers stories that both expand and deepen our lore. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Kyle, Giuseppe, Jason David Frank, and the entire team at BOOM! Studios to help bring to life a story that both honors the rich 25 year history of a character as iconic as Tommy Oliver while also moving his story forward in bold, exciting, and surprising new ways.
I’d argue that Tommy is the most popular character to come out of the Power Rangers franchise, so this story sounds incredible. Plus, having Kyle Higgins involved is a huge plus, especially after the awesome Shattered Grid event.
Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon is due out on December 5th, 2018.