Twenty-five years ago, it was Morphin Time for the first time, and BOOM! Studios will celebrate the quarter-century anniversary with June’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special one-shot, announced at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special is set to commemorate 25 years since the original Power Rangers series debuted on Fox Kids back on Aug. 28, 1993, along with paying tribute to some of the Ranger teams that followed. Creators contributing to the comic include Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim, DC Comics/Young Animal’s upcoming Eternity Girl), Joe Quinones (America, Howard the Duck), Sina Grace (Iceman, Self-Obsessed) and Marcus To (Guardians of the Galaxy, DC’s upcoming Justice League: No Justice miniseries).
The issue, announced at the BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours panel, will have covers by mainstay Buffy the Vampire Slayer cover artist Steve Morris, plus variants by Rahzzah and Joe Quinones.
“The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special is a love letter to the characters and teams that have deeply affected so many lives around the world,” BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban said in a statement.
“In addition to the show, we’ve been able to continue to create incredible, fresh experiences for fans, like this anniversary comic book special with amazing writers and the great team at BOOM Studios, to celebrate these aspirational yet relatable teen heroes who really inspire people,” Brian Casentini, the Executive Producer of the Power Rangers franchise, is quoted in the announcement.
2018 looks to be a busy year all around for BOOM! Studios and the Power Rangers, with the “Shattered Grid” event slated to start in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, scheduled for release on March 28. “Shattered Grid” is set to introduce a new Power Ranger and will involve several of the teams across franchise history, and runs through both the main Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ongoing series and Go Go Power Rangers.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Anniversary Special is scheduled for release in June.