On March 21, 2018, one of the most highly anticipated Power Rangers comic events will kick off – Power Rangers: Shattered Grid (full recap here).
But on May 5, comic book publisher BOOM! Studios will offer a Power Rangers: Shattered Grid tie-in issue completely FREE of charge!
On Free Comic Book Day, fans can head to their local shops to pick up the story of how Zordon turns to the Morphin Masters for help in the Power Rangers’ darkest hour as the Rangers battle Lord Drakkon—an evil version of Tommy, the Green Ranger, from an alternate reality. The issue will be written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) and illustrated by Diego Galindo (Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men).
“Ever since I started working on the Power Rangers comics with BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands, I’ve been leading up to this Shattered Grid event, and this Free Comic Book Day book is an essential part of that storyline. This issue will have something for everyone, and best of all, it’s free!” – Kyle Higgins, Writer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
“Free Comic Book Day is a golden opportunity to give someone a free comic that can ultimately become their gateway book into more comics. This Power Rangers issue is our way of introducing the comics to new readers while advancing the Shattered Grid storyline at the same time.” – Ryan Parrott, Writer, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers
Fans can check out the official cover art for the Shattered Grid tie-in issue above, designed by Jamal Campbell. Print copies of the issue will be available for free while supplies last at participating local comic book shops. Use freecomicbookday.com to find the nearest location to you on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2018.
“Current fans of our Power Rangers comics are going be ecstatic to get an original story that ties into our major event next year. But the casual fan can also pick it up and get a taste of the great Power Rangers comics they’re missing!” – Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios
“The Saban Brands team is so excited to be a part of Free Comic Book Day and to offer a cool, fresh Mighty Morphin Power Ranger adventure for our current readers to enjoy while giving new readers an opportunity to discover this award-winning comic book series, which we are all so incredibly proud of.” Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Content
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 inside a sealed black polybag to prevent the shocking events inside from being spoiled.
The story line will follow Lord Drakkon – 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.
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).