Meet the all-new team of Power Rangers S.P.D.!
In the time since the show has ended, BOOM! Studios has gone a long way in furthering the mythology of one of the most popular Power Rangers’ seasons.
In a special Christmas card from Hasbro, fans got their first look at where the Power Rangers S.P.D. B-Squad stands today.
•The Red Ranger is still Bridge Carson, the former Green & Blue Ranger who rose up through the ranks and still dons the team leader suit as seen in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive‘s ‘Once A Ranger’.
•The Blue Ranger is Lina Song, making the Blue Ranger a female character. Lina Song is a character featured in Power Rangers Hyperforce.
•The Green Ranger is JJ Oliver, the son of Tommy Oliver who becomes a Power Ranger in BOOM! Studios’ graphic novel Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon.
•The Yellow Ranger is still Z Delgado.
•The Pink Ranger is still Syd Drew.
The most interesting part of the Christmas card comes in the form of a new Ranger. That Ranger would be the Deka Ranger, also known as Sky Tate, the former Blue Ranger who’s taken Commander Cruger’s spot atop Space Patrol Delta’s Earth branch. Sky has a brand new Power Ranger suit, with strong resemblances to the Shadow Ranger suit donned by Commander Cruger.
Sky’s new Ranger suit is another variation of red, with an ‘X’ design on his chest to represent the number 10. Sky’s new Ranger suit also features an arrow on the left side of his suit to represent the Power Rangers Time Force Red Ranger, a suit briefly worn by Sky’s father in a scene from Power Rangers S.P.D.
Some fans may notice that the Red Ranger’s suit also appears slightly different. While this is the Red Ranger in SWAT Mode, it’s also a slightly different version known as ‘Fire Squad’ that was featured in Super Sentai’s Dekaranger: 10 Years After. That suit is now canon in the Power Rangers universe as Bridge sports it in the Christmas card above.
Today, Command Cruger still sits atop Space Patrol Delta as the Supreme Commander following Commander Birdie’s retirement.
Also seen on Hasbro’s Christmas card is RIC 3.0, the latest version of Power Rangers S.P.D.‘s lovable canine companion.
The Christmas card was released by Hasbro as a way to promote BOOM! Studios’ most recent graphic novel, Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon, and continue furthering the storylines that the comic book universe has established.
While there are no plans to feature Sky’s new Ranger suit in any immediate stories, the character could always make a surprise appearance in a storyline, or scene, down the road.
Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon follows the original Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver, in retirement with Katherine and leaving protecting the world to Space Patrol Delta–including his son, JJ. But when Jake disappears, presumed dead after an undercover mission goes wrong, Tommy will call on all his training, his friends, and maybe even some of his enemies as he sets out on one last mission: find his son and bring him home.
The story was written by Kyle Higgins.