It's a Great Week to Be a Power Rangers Fan!
The one and only Boom! Studios has three major releases for fans of the long-running Power Rangers series. Not only is there a NEW story arc and creative team taking the helm on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (in issue 101) but we also get the Deluxe Hardcover of Go Go Power Rangers (issues 1-16, Back to School 1, and a new short) but we also get the Hardcover of Power Rangers Universe! Lets dive into these titles you can grab at your LCS or order online before NCBD on the 26th of October:
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #101
By: Melissa Flores, Simona Di Gianfelice, Raul Angulo
I'll admit, I'm a little behind in my Rangers Reading (I think I'm around MM and PR 12), but I figured when it promised a new arc, I would be able to jump in with minimal confusion. I was right! If you are a Power Rangers fan looking for a new jumping on point, this book definitely lends itself to new or returning readers!
Across the opening pages, we're given a retelling of the age-old conflict between Zordon and Rita Repulsa, and the conditions leading to her demise. As the rangers work through stealth fields around the moon in addition to some epic paintball training, the moon reappears, and classic baddie Lord Zedd is calling for the Rangers' help (something we never thought we'd see) and the team hesitantly heads in his direction fearing a trap is imminent.
This is a great read, and I'm excited to see how this new team continues to breathe new life into one of my favorite childhood franchises. In the same vein of the Three Dog Night classic "Eli's Coming"... Rita's coming, and I'm 100% ready for it!
Go Go Power Rangers Volume 1: Deluxe Hardcover Edition
Here's the short breakdown of Go Go Power Rangers from the press email if you're not familiar with this Pre-Green Ranger classic!
Go Go all the way back to before the arrival of the Green Ranger, and discover brand new stories about the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers lineup! In the early days, juggling high school, budding romances, and Rita Repulsa was hard enough for the teenagers with attitude! But soon a friend from their future—one not chosen by Zordon—collides with their new beginning as they fight to keep their secret lives under wraps… You asked for it, and now the first half of the seminal Go Go Power Rangers series is finally collected in a deluxe hardcover format for the first time! Collects Go Go Power Rangers #1-16, Go Go Power Rangers: Back To School #1, and a brand new exclusive short story by Rachel Wagner and Katherine Lobo.
Power Rangers Universe Hardcover
By: Nicole Andelfinger, Simone Ragazzoni, Mattia Iacono, Ed Dukeshire with additional character designs by Dan Mora
All I can say at the moment is the art in this book is FIRE (it's 198 pages, and I plan on reading it during lunch and my plan) so while I can't vouch for the content. Here's Boom!'s write-up from the press release:
"After a mysterious pod crashes to Earth, the Morphin Master Teens take on dangerous and thrilling new forms! But will a corrupted former ally be their undoing, or can they save their friend and protect the last Masterforge from destruction? Discover the truth behind the Phantom Ranger, the Morphin Masters, Power Rangers, and the Morphin Grid that fans have always wanted to know!"
All in all, I'm super excited for all of the Power Ranger goodies which are coming out this week, not just for me, but you know Toby and I are going to read these (because he LOVES the Power Rangers too!).