Last year, BOOM! Studios found a fresh way to tap into ’90s nostalgia with their Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series. Now they're teaming up with Saban Brands to debut a new comic book series called Saban's Go Go Power Rangers this July, and we have a look at the various covers of the first issue.
Press Release:Los Angeles, Calif. (April 20, 2017) – BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announce SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS, an all-new ongoing comic book series that will debut in July 2017 and is based on the original, hit TV series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” The series will explore the transition of the original five Rangers from ordinary high schoolers to world-saving superheroes. Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy) returns to BOOM! Studios and the Power Rangers franchise after his work on the sold-out, original graphic novel, Power Rangers: Aftershock, which followed the release of the 2017 feature film, “Saban’s Power Rangers.” Parrott is teaming with Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (WWE, Klaus).
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers is set after the first episode of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” and centers around Jason, Kimberly, Zack, Trini, and Billy as they navigate high school, just days after receiving their superhero abilities. The story delves into their lives of saving the world while juggling history tests, dating and after-school jobs.
“It's hard enough being a teenager and juggling relationships, school, and family—I can't even imagine throwing in protecting the world,” says Parrott. “The goal of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers is to focus on more personal, intimate character stories. We dive deeper to fully examine the wish-fulfilling, awesomeness of having superpowers, along with the pressure of that responsibility.”
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers will be the second ongoing Power Rangers comic book series launched and follows the record-breaking debut of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from BOOM! Studios in January 2016, which sold over 1 million copies in its first year.
After the hit series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” launched in 1993, Saban’s “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched children’s television programs and is one of the longest-running kids action series in television history. Currently the series is in its 24th season with “Power Rangers Ninja Steel” airing on Nickelodeon and rolling out globally throughout the year.
“The ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ was one of my first exposures to the superhero genre, and a big part of the appeal was the lives of these characters when they weren’t saving the world,” says Dafna Pleban, Editor. “Ryan [Parrott] and Dan [Mora] are incredibly adept at capturing both the awesome cosmic action of being a Ranger, and the emotional reality of being a teen at the same time.”
“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the ultimate TV show. It had dinosaurs, cool heroes with amazing suits, and giant Zords. What's not to like?” says Mora. “I can't wait for the moment to travel back in time and tell my younger self what I’m doing. I'm sure he will be proud of me!”
Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Planet of the Apes, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Godshaper, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
Go Go Power Rangers #1
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Parrott
Artist: Dan Mora
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Civilian Intermix Cover: Miguel Mercado
Locker Variant Cover: Michelle Wong
Homage Variant Cover: Natacha Bustos
Acetate Variant Cover: Dan Mora
Blank Sketch Variant Cover: N/A
Paper Doll Variant Cover: Audrey Mok
Retailer “Thank You” Variant Cover: Marcus To
Format: 32 pages, full color
On sale: July 2017
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ABOUT SABAN’S POWER RANGERS
Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children’s television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who “morph” into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
ABOUT SABAN BRANDS
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) acquires and develops a world-class portfolio of properties in the entertainment and lifestyle sectors. SB applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, media, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail to markets worldwide and consumers of all ages. Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG) develops innovative branded content that resonates with consumers across all media platforms. SBEG’s growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil – Luna Petunia, La Banda, Emojiville (working title) and others in development. Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) drives major expansion within the company’s diverse portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties. SBLG’s portfolio currently includes Paul Frank, Macbeth, Mambo and Piping Hot. SB operates a global network of offices in Los Angeles, New York, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox in film and with Fox Television. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.