As we prepare for Shattered Grid, the biggest crossover event to date in Power Rangers comic book history new details about Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1 have recently been released. The comic will contain 40-pages of short stories from the Universe of Power Rangers and for the first time, will incorporate characters from other seasons. Here’s what the press release says:
Even more fan-favorite Power Rangers join the battle in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual #1, from fan-favorite writers Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott & more, along with artists Marcus To (Guardians of the Galaxy), Dylan Burnett (Interceptor) & more! Featuring fan-favorite teams from across the Power Rangers universe—Dino Charge, RPM, Time Force, Ninja Steel, Dino Thunder—the entire fabric of reality is under threat as Drakkon invades! This issue features a main cover from Dan Mora (Klaus), along with variant covers by George Caltsoudas (Star Trek: Discovery) and Matt Taylor (Shade: The Changing Girl).
If you read last years Annual, one of the standout stories was a short story about Finster, Rita Repulsa’s resident monster-maker. The art was beautiful and the story was very dark and twisted. Even in the first Annual Power Rangers had, there was a great story about Goldar and his brother that showed sacrifices that Goldar has made during his early days. We’re looking forward to seeing what stories about other Rangers and teams the creators of this book are going to tell.
As for Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #26, this will be a tie-in issue that will crossover most of all of the Power Rangers Universe. Here’s what the press release said.
BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have announced new chapters of POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, available at comic shops in April 2018. Lord Drakkon – a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) – has made his first, devastating move in his plan to destroy the Power Rangers and now they must strike back…but they won’t be doing it alone!
In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #26, from writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele di Nicuolo, Lord Drakkon’s victory seems assured—unless the Rangers can find a way to team up with another team of Power Rangers they’ve never met before! This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Green Arrow), with variant covers by Jordan Gibson (America) and Carlos Villa (Lockjaw).
“POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID delivers Power Rangers team-ups you’ve never seen before – and that all begins with the arrival of the Pink Time Force Ranger,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands are working closely to make sure every issue of this event feels like the biggest Power Ranger comic you’ve ever read…until the next issue, which is somehow even bigger!”