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BOOM! Studios Announces Power Rangers: Shattered Grid

No Ranger is safe.

In 2018, Power Rangers will honor its milestone 25th anniversary, and beginning next March, BOOM! Studios will kick off its celebration of the franchise’s incredible legacy with the introduction of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, the latest thrilling story line from the highly successful comic book publisher.

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid will span across issues of BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comics, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers comics, and two special one-shot spinoffs. It all kicks off in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, written by Kyle Higgins and Danielle Di Nicuolo, set for release on March 21, 2018 inside a sealed black polybag to prevent the shocking events inside from being spoiled.

The story line will follow Lord Drakkon – an evil alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver – who’s returned with a newly reformed deadly army that threatens the existence of every Power Ranger ever. In order to combat the threat, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with popular faces and teams from all across the franchise’s 25-year history in an event like never seen before.

“Call me sentimental, but I love anniversaries. Over the last two years, I’ve been weaving threads in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, all leading to the 25th anniversary of the franchise. Power Rangers: Shattered Grid is a massive Power Rangers event that’s both a celebration of the property and also the largest comics story I’ve ever tackled. Lord Drakkon’s plan is so much bigger than our Rangers, our world, and even our universe. The Grid is shattering, every Power Ranger in all of existence is at risk, and it’s going to take more than just the Mighty Morphin team to stand against Drakkon’s armies.” – Kyle Higgins, Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

BOOM! Studios’ second Power Rangers comic series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers written by Ryan Parrott, will also join the event beginning with Issue #9, set to release in April 2018.

“The key to incorporating Go Go Power Rangers into Power Rangers: Shattered Grid was making the story integral to the event while never losing the personal stakes of the series—and we are doing that in a really exciting way. A fan-favorite Ranger from the future is going to arrive, searching for Drakkon—and end up dividing our team in a very personal way.  Thematically, Go Go has always been about examining the past in order to understand the future—and there’s no clearer way of doing that than smashing them into one another in real time.” – Ryan Parrott, Writer, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers

Below, fans can check out the main cover for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, which features the Red Ranger’s helmet shattered in the hands of Lord Drakkon. Additional covers will be released in equal quantities featuring the other five Ranger helmets (Blue, Black, Yellow, Pink, Green), plus a chaser variant featuring Lord Drakkon’s helmet.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Main Cover.

A special wraparound cover depicting every Power Ranger ever from the franchise’s 25-year history, designed by Scott Koblish (Deadpool), will also be released (seen below) – shipped without a sealed black polybag.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 Variant Wraparound Cover.

BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Saban Brands, will help celebrate Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary all year long with more comics, graphic novels, and events to be announced at a later date. Power Rangers: Shattered Grid was first teased at New York Comic Con 2017 in October with the image below, which will now run as a full page ad in comic book issues beginning in January.

Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Full-Page Ad.

Fans will be able to own Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 at their local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore (shop.boom-studios.com). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Power Rangers fans can also stay tuned for other great products coming soon from BOOM! Studios including the 25th Anniversary Artist Tribute (more detail here), and the remastered comic Archive Volumes (more detail here).

The full press release for Power Rangers: Shattered Grid can be found below. Be sure to follow Power Rangers NOW on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates.

No Ranger Is Safe in ‘Power Rangers: Shattered Grid’

The epic comic book event begins with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, in stores March 2018

Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2017) – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Saban Brands, announces POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, the first comic book event in the twenty-five-year history of the global pop-culture phenomenon. In celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers’ 25th anniversary, the epic event begins on March 21, 2018 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo, featuring events so shocking that the issue will be sealed in a black polybag to prevent spoilers!

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID will unfold in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.

“Call me sentimental, but I love anniversaries. Over the last two years, I’ve been weaving threads in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, all leading to the 25th anniversary of the franchise,” said Kyle Higgins. “SHATTERED GRID is a massive Power Rangers event that’s both a celebration of the property and also the largest comics story I’ve ever tackled. Lord Drakkon’s plan is so much bigger than our Rangers, our world, and even our universe. The Grid is shattering, every Power Ranger in all of existence is at risk, and it’s going to take more than just the Mighty Morphin team to stand against Drakkon’s armies.”

“The key to incorporating Go Go Power Rangers into SHATTERED GRID was making the story integral to the event while never losing the personal stakes of the series—and we are doing that in a really exciting way,” said Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers writer Ryan Parrott, whose series joins the event in April with issue #9. “A fan-favorite Ranger from the future is going to arrive, searching for Drakkon—and end up dividing our team in a very personal way.  Thematically, Go Go has always been about examining the past in order to understand the future—and there’s no clearer way of doing that than smashing them into one another in real time.”

Polybagged editions of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be shipped with six (6) main covers illustrated by Goñi Montes, randomly assorted in equal quantities, featuring Drakkon holding one of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger helmets. Montes helped launch the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series from BOOM! Studios with a series of iconic covers on issue #0. A special chase variant by Montes will also be available and mixed in randomly within the polybagged editions. This landmark issue will also feature variants (shipping without polybags) by superstar artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), Jordan Gibson (Howard the Duck), and a stunning wraparound cover featuring every Power Ranger ever by Scott Koblish (Deadpool).

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID kicks off BOOM! Studios’ celebration of the Power Rangers 25th Anniversary, with additional exciting comics, graphic novels, and more to be announced soon.

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be available for sale on March 21st, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.

SHATTERED GRID has been something we’ve been planning from issue #0, with the singular goal of delivering the biggest Power Rangers story we could tell at BOOM! Studios,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “If you think you know where this story is going, think again—we’re making sure each issue of SHATTERED GRID shows you something that no Ranger fan has seen before!”

“From the very beginning, it’s been a joy working with Kyle, Ryan, and the entire team at BOOM! Studios, which is culminating in this fantastic event,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer of the Power Rangers franchise. “All of us at Saban Brands are thrilled to be able to bring this fantastic story to Ranger fans all across the world.”

For continuing news on POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

ABOUT SABAN BRANDS:

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. The feature film with Lionsgate premiered worldwide in March 2017 and the franchise will celebrate its 25th Anniversary year in 2018. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS:

BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.

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  1. There’s about six different variants of the mmpr team but my question is who is the yellow in the bottom left corner?

    1. In the bottom left, I see the goofy villain team from Power Rangers Turbo. There’s also the gold Ninja Steel Ranger and the Solaris Knight from Mystic Force. Did you mean the bottom right? I see the Yellow Ninja Storm Ranger popping up behind the Crimson Ranger.

    1. maybe they put in kyuranger green to let us know that kyuranger is going to be are 2019 season of the power rangers I think. But 2018 is coming in the next 4 weeks. So we might find out more about it in power morphicon in 2018.

  2. Why are the annoying Gokaiger sentai team, including the annoying Gokai Silver, still there? They should be removed from the Ranger franchise for good, before this new BOOM! Comics would be release next year.

  3. But either way, if only there were 3rd season of Megaforce in the future, so I would finally see Troy & Emma get married 🏩💒💐🗻 a few months after their College Graduation in 2019 and live happily ever after, to really complete their Red & Pink Sky Ranger Love Story. What do you think in an honest opinion?

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