A brand new Power Ranger has arrived in BOOM! Studios’ Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon!
The graphic novel released by BOOM! Studios sees Tommy Oliver set upon a journey to find his son, JJ, an S.P.D. cadet. Written by Kyle Higgins, Tommy’s adventure leads to the birth of a brand new Power Ranger that will leave readers buzzing! Fans can scroll down to read at their own risk.
The official description for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon can be found below.
As a young adult, Tommy Oliver set upon a journey that would inspire hundreds of Power Rangers that would come afterwards, thwarting evils like Empress Rita Repulsa, Lord Zedd, and King Mondo of the Machine Empire. Now, Tommy’s retired with Katherine and leaves 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. From writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing) acomes the final story for history’s mightiest Power Ranger.
**SPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT**
In Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon, Tommy Oliver’s son, JJ Oliver, starts the story as a cadet at S.P.D. (Space Patrol Delta, an interplanetary police force). However, by the end of the issue, JJ is promoted to a Power Ranger – the S.P.D. Green Ranger.
Previously worn by Bridge Carson, who now serves as the S.P.D. Red Ranger, JJ joins his father as a superhero, and the latest Green Ranger in the family legacy.
To make things more interesting, JJ concludes the story by morphing into action as the S.P.D. Green Ranger – with a twist. The final panel of the book sees the S.P.D. Green Ranger donning the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger’s iconic Dragon Shield (seen below).
The legacy is complete. Tommy Oliver has passed is infamous Dragon Shield onto his son, JJ Oliver.
For fans, this will be the first time the Dragon Shield can be seen on a Power Ranger suit outside Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. This also furthers the mythology of Power Rangers S.P.D. to new lengths. Commander Cruger now sits atop S.P.D. after Commander Birdie’s retirement, and Sky Tate has taken Cruger’s spot as base commander. Filling the void at Red Ranger is Bridge Carson, with JJ Oliver now taking the helm at Green Ranger.
It is presumed that Syd Drew and Z Delgado remain as the team’s Pink and Yellow Rangers respectively.
Fans can pick up Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon to see more of JJ, and the S.P.D. Green Ranger.
Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon is in stores now.