Meet Power Rangers Supersonic!
The newest team of Power Rangers was introduced in a brand new comic book story by BOOM! Studios, as featured in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Year Two Deluxe. Fans may immediately recognize the Supersonic Rangers as being derived from Chikyu Sentai Fiveman, a Super Sentai series that aired in Japan in 1990. The series was one of many to air in Japan before Zyuranger, which would become Mighty Morphin Power Rangers overseas.
In BOOM! Studios’ latest story, the Supersonic Rangers are introduced as coming from a planet named Xybria. The Rangers are named:
•Ace – Red Ranger
•Brute – Blue Ranger
•Gent – Black Ranger
•Pyre – Yellow Ranger
•Star – Pink Ranger
The team’s sixth Ranger is a Green Ranger named Trek, who becomes jealous of the Pink Ranger’s budding romance with the Red Ranger.
In a villainous act, the Green Ranger betrays his teammates by killing them in an explosion. He then reports to the evil Dark Specter, who fans will recognize from Power Rangers In Space. Dark Specter gives Trek newfound power, turning him into the Psycho Green Ranger, and thus the origin story of the iconic evildoer is born.
Fans can see the Power Rangers Supersonic pictured above.
This is the first time a pre-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Super Sentai season (known as pre-Zyu) has been adapted into a canon storyline. However, this isn’t the first time the Supersonic Rangers have been featured as part of the Power Rangers brand.
Power Rangers Supersonic were first seen on Power Rangers Super Megaforce as one of the “unknown” Legendary Ranger Modes the Super Megaforce Rangers transformed into. On the show, Gia the Yellow Ranger transformed into the Supersonic Yellow Ranger for one fight scene, exclaiming the name “Supersonic Yellow Ranger!”.
Fans will wonder if BOOM! Studios has plans to feature other pre-Zyu teams who were seen on Power Rangers Super Megaforce in future storylines. That would leave four more teams for the comic book publisher to tackle:
•Choushinsei Sentai Flashman – Known in Power Rangers Super Megaforce as “Power Rangers Prism”
•Dengeki Sentai Changeman – Known in Power Rangers Super Megaforce as “Power Rangers Dragon Blitz”
•Hikari Sentai Maskman – Known in Power Rangers Super Megaforce as “Power Rangers Lightning”
•Gosei Sentai Dairanger – Known in Power Rangers Super Megaforce as “Power Rangers Squadron”
BOOM! Studios’ story that introduced Power Rangers Supersonic was written by Trey Moore.
In their Super Sentai counterpart, the Power Rangers Supersonic were all teachers at a school. As a result, the Rangers’ suits are each themed after different classes. The Red Ranger has an icon on his helmet to represent science class, the Blue Ranger for gym class, the Black Ranger for foreign language class, the Yellow Ranger for music class, and the Pink Ranger for math class.
It is unknown how heavy of a school class theme Power Rangers Supersonic borrows from its Super Sentai counterpart as it was never mentioned if the Rangers are school teachers.
At this time, it is unknown if Power Rangers Supersonic will be featured as part of any future Power Rangers comic books or toys.