Power Rangers Back In Comic Books With New Series ‘Go Go Power Rangers’
After the big screen, the Power Rangers are back in comic books with "Go Go Power Rangers." Set for a July 2017 debut, the new Power Rangers Ongoing Series is a collaboration of Boom Studios and Saban Brands. The comic book series is based on the original hit TV series "Mighty Morphins Power Rangers."
Comic Bastards reports that "Go Go Power Rangers" happens after the pilot episode of "Mighty Morphins Power Rangers." The story revolves around Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy as high school students after receiving their superhero powers. The series centers around the student life of the five Rangers as they juggle between saving the world and student life.
Ryan Parrott, who was also responsible for "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy," will join forces with Dan Mora, a Russ Manning Award winning artist, for the project. It marks Parrott's return to Boom Studios and the Power Rangers franchise after working on "Power Rangers: Aftershock." This will be the second ongoing Power Rangers comic book series after the record breaking "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," which sold more than 1 million copies in its first year.
Launched in 1993, "Saban's Power Rangers" immediately made an impact and became the most watched children's television programs. Comic Crusaders reveals that it is one of the longest running children's action series in the history of television. "Power Rangers Ninja Steel," shown on Nickelodeon, marks its 24th season.
"Mighty Morphins Power Rangers" was the ultimate TV show. It had dinosaurs, cool heroes with amazing suits, and giant Zords. What's not to like?" Mora said. "I can't wait to travel back in time and tell my younger self what I'm doing. I'm sure he will be proud of me." Mora continued.
"Go Go Power Rangers" is the latest release of BOOM Studios. Aside from "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers," it also produced other world class licensed comic book series such as WWE, Planet of the Apes, Grass Kings, to name just a few.