In 2018 the twenty-fifth anniversary of Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is set to bring some huge things, including the first comic book crossover event for BOOM! Studios called Power Rangers: Shattered Grid. The publisher’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, both telling stories from different eras of the Mighty Morphin era, will crossover alongside two one-shots.
Kicking off in March’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 by Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo, the story finds Lord Drakkon, an evil alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver that was the villain for the first few arcs of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, returning with a reformed army and a plan to cross dimensions that will threaten the existence of every Power Ranger ever. In the crossover, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will team up with some other popular Power Rangers teams from different eras of the franchise, for the first time in comic book history.
“Call me sentimental, but I love anniversaries. Over the last two years, I’ve been weaving threads in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, all leading to the 25th anniversary of the franchise,” said Higgins. “‘Shattered Grid’ is a massive Power Rangers event that’s both a celebration of the property and also the largest comics story I’ve ever tackled. Lord Drakkon’s plan is so much bigger than our Rangers, our world, and even our universe. The Grid is shattering, every Power Ranger in all of existence is at risk, and it’s going to take more than just the Mighty Morphin team to stand against Drakkon’s armies.”
Because of possible spoilers, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 will be sealed in a black polybag. The story will continue into April’s Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9.
“The key to incorporating Go Go Power Rangers into Shattered Grid was making the story integral to the event while never losing the personal stakes of the series—and we are doing that in a really exciting way,” said Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers writer Ryan Parrott. “A fan-favorite Ranger from the future is going to arrive, searching for Drakkon—and end up dividing our team in a very personal way. Thematically, Go Go has always been about examining the past in order to understand the future—and there’s no clearer way of doing that than smashing them into one another in real time.”
Power Rangers: Shattered Grid will come with many variant covers including six covers by Goñi Montes on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 that will feature Drakkon holding each of the six rangers helmets. Humberto Ramos, Jordan Gibson, and Scott Koblish will also provide variant covers.
”Shattered Grid’ has been something we’ve been planning from issue #0, with the singular goal of delivering the biggest Power Rangers story we could tell at BOOM! Studios,” said Dafna Pleban, BOOM! editor. “If you think you know where this story is going, think again—we’re making sure each issue of ‘Shattered Grid’ shows you something that no Ranger fan has seen before!”