In case you missed it, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are coming back.
As announced by Boom Studios!, a brand new arc in the publisher’s ongoing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series will reveal what has happened to the original Power Rangers in the aftermath of last years mega event Shattered Grid and the team will be led by a mysterious White Ranger.
That’s right, the Saba carried Tigerzord having White Ranger is leading the original team now in a new brand new arc known as “Necessary Evil” beginning in June’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40. Whether it is Tommy Oliver behind the white helmet or not (as it was in the original television series) remains to be seen as this world is far different than the original television series one and there could be some curveballs especially in the aftermath of Shattered Grid.
This new arc will be written by Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers writer Ryan Parrott, who will still be writing the adventures of the early MMPR team in Go Go, with former MMPR/Shattered Grid artist Daniele Di Nicuolo. Currently, the series is being handled by Marguerite Bennett and Simone Di Meo who began an arc last fall that followed an eclectic mix of Power Rangers that were lost outside of the universe in the aftermath of Shattered Grid.
“I’m writing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The reality of that statement hasn’t quite sunk in yet but I’m sure when it does, I’ll feel a mixture of exhilaration, disbelief and sheer panic,” said writer Ryan Parrott. “Working on the franchise for the last two years has been one of the most creatively rewarding experiences of my life, not only because of the incredibly talented people I get to collaborate with behind the scenes but also because of all the amazing fans I’ve encountered along the way. I’m not going to lie. Kyle Higgins set the bar unapologetically high with his work on the series so far, not to mention the biggest Power Ranger comic book event ever in Shattered Grid, but I’m looking forward to digging deep into these characters we all love and building off the stage that’s been set. May the power protect me.”
Besides handling the adventures of the team during their crossover event, Di Nicuolo also worked with some of the former MMPR rangers in the Kimberly focused Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink.
“If with Shattered Grid we went big, now we’re going deep, straight to the core of what means to be Power Rangers and, most of all, what consequences come from choices made for a greater good,” Di Nicuolo said. “I couldn’t be happier to reunite with BOOM! Studios and the Rangers again. I’m super excited to explore the fallout of the adventures that we started with Kyle and honored to face this new journey with a great writer like Ryan, my pal Walter Baiamonte and so much of the crew from Shattered Grid. It’s Morphin time again!”
How the White Ranger came to be and what has happened to the Power Rangers and their world in the aftermath of their battle to defeat Lord Drakkon will begin to unfold in this new arc.
“The first appearance of the White Ranger is only one of the big revelations in Necessary Evil, as we learn just what happened after the Mighty Morphin team disappeared after the events of Shattered Grid,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Ryan and Daniele, along with our partners at Hasbro, have crafted a Power Rangers epic with surprises around every turn and an ending that changes everything!”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 arrives in print and digitally on June 26.