The Power Rangers Comic Is Getting A New Creative Team And A Wild New Team Of Rangers

Since it first began, Boom Studios' excellent Power Rangers series has been masterminded by writer Kyle Higgins - but that's about to change. A new creative team is on the way, and the currently-ongoing Ranger mashup event that is Shattered Grid means that some unfamiliar faces are going to be the new Power Rangers for a while.

Meet your morphinominal new comic book Power Rangers. Image: Boom Studios

Shattered Grid has not only brought together Ranger teams from across the franchise's 25-year history, it's dramatically torn them apart, as countless spandex-clad heroes fell to the wrath of the evil alt-reality Tommy Oliver known as Lord Drakkon.

Boom Studios is promising that the event's consequences will at least last in some way, to the point that when the new creative team of writer Marguerite Bennett and artist Simone Di Meo arrive, they won't be giving us adventures with the original Mighty Morphin group.

Instead, it will be with a Ranger team made up of heroes from multiple groups - alongside a brand new Ranger that eagle-eyed fans of Super Sentai will spot.

The full cover art to Power Rangers #31. Image: Boom Studios

As revealed by Comicbook.com today, the new team - brought together after the events of Shattered Grid to face an ancient evil - will include Lost Galaxy's Magna Defender (Lost Galaxy); Zeo's Yellow Ranger, Tanya; Ninja Storm's Green Samurai Ranger, Cam; and In Space's Red Ranger, Andros.

But it will also feature two characters unfamiliar to Power Rangers viewers. One is the Ranger Slayer, a new antagonistic version of Mighty Morphin's Kimberly from the same reality as Drakkon that was created for Shattered Grid. The other is actually a Super Sentai character that never made it over to Power Rangers, now named in the comic series as the Dark Ranger.

The Deathryuger, as seen in Gaburincho of Music. Image: Toei

The design should be vaguely familiar to Power Rangers fans, as it comes from Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, the Sentai series that went on to be adapted into Dino Charge. But this suit in particular never made it over; named the "Deathryuger", it appeared in one of the series' tie-in films, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger: Gaburincho of Music, as the gear worn by the evil Debo knight known (fabulously) as Ferocious Knight D.

It isn't the first time the comic series had added some nods to Power Rangers' Japanese roots, but it's a pretty cool way of using ideas that were never picked up by the show itself.

Marguerite Bennett and Simone Di Meo's run on Power Rangers begins with issue 31, due to hit shelves this September.

[Comicbook.com]


Comments

    Sweet, I was wondering if I should cancel this book after Shattered Grid ends, this just confirms I’m doing the right thing. Sure, the series will probably continue to be awesome, but after Shattered Grid, and a new creative team, I think it’s time to move on.

    That Pink ranger looks inspired by the Pink series where Kim gets imbued with the Sword of Power from Zordon

    The first thing that came into my head when I saw that top image? Destiny. Not sure if they put some Destiny in Power Rangers or if Destiny has Power Rangers in it, or if I'm totally off base, but that's what I thought!

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