Dust off those uniforms — The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are getting a brand new comic. In partnership with Saban Brands, BOOM! Studios has announced their plan for a new series featuring the color-coded rangers, starting with six one-page exclusive comics based on Saban’s popular series, that will debut next week at San Diego Comic Con.
“At least half of the team here at BOOM! grew up with Power Rangers, so having the opportunity to expand the legacy of this pop-culture icon is a dream come true,” BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon said in a press release.
“BOOM! Studios has developed an awesome new collection of Power Rangers comics,” added Mary Rafferty, Senior Vice President of U.S. Consumer Products for Saban Brands. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which launched as a global sensation more than two decades ago, is such a special part of the Power Rangers franchise. We are excited to share the classic story of these original Power Rangers in a brand-new way.”
The live-action series about a group of teenagers who saved the world by becoming superheroes premiered in 1993, and went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim. Currently in its 22nd season, the series continues to air today. According to BOOM!, the new run of comics will do their best to cater to diehard fans who grew up with the show.
“We can’t give too much away just yet, but the story we’re kicking off with is vast in scope,” said Gagnon. “Fans of BOOM! know we treat the existing properties we collaborate on with a focus on authenticity and quality. That’s the same sensibility we’re applying here. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers have an awesome fan base and we can’t wait to show them how much fun we’re having.”
The six comics can be read as individual stories or together as one full narrative, and each will focus on one Power Ranger. It will also feature a pin-up image illustrated by Spectrum-nominated artists Goñi Montes (RoboCop) and a one-page comic written by Mairghread Scott (Transformers: Witchblade) with art by Daniel Bayliss (Trasclucid).
Details on the plans for the upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will be revealed at a later date. Check out the exclusive reveal of the Green Ranger cover here on EW.com and if you’re attending San Diego Comic Con, you can pick up your own at the BOOM! Studios booth (#2229).