Power Rangers “Go Go” “Beyond the Grid” with two big issues this October
What started out as an American port of Super Sentai has turned into one of the biggest franchises in the world. Beginning with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Power Rangers canon has gone through countless iterations over the past three decades, spanning multiple movies and television series. By branching out into comics, the super radical teens can use their morphing powers to fight the forces of evil on the printed page.
Since the license was acquired by BOOM! Studios, the Power Rangers comics have grown to be pretty deep, expanding on mythologies and building a pretty sizable canon of its own. This October, BOOM! will deliver not one but two pretty huge issues of the Power Rangers saga. First is Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32, which is both a continuation of the Power Rangers: Beyond the Grid story and the introduction of the new creative team of Marguerite Bennett and Simone di Meo. That month also sees the return of the title Saban's Go Go Power Rangers with its thirteenth issue. Check out the details below, and a gallery with some pretty rad variant covers.
POWER RANGERS: BEYOND THE GRID Reveals A Hidden Enemy in October 2018
Plus, the return of “Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers” from BOOM! Studios
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 23, 2018) – BOOM! Studios and Hasbro announced today a new chapter of POWER RANGERS: BEYOND THE GRID, a bold new storyline spinning out of the pages of the hit comic book event Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, and the return of SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS, both in October 2018.
POWER RANGERS: BEYOND THE GRID continues in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32, as the new series creative team of award-winning writer Marguerite Bennett (Animosity) and artist Simone di Meo (Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor) introduce an all-star team of Rangers unlike any other. Drawn together from across time and space to combat a never-before-seen evil, these Rangers will need to prove to themselves and each other that they have what it takes not just to survive in a dangerous new environment, but to defeat the oncoming onslaught of an unfamiliar, terrifying new villain.
This issue features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Green Arrow), along with variant covers by Jordan Gibson (America) and Linda Lithén (Need Credit).
Then, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, chronicling the early days of the original five teenagers with attitude, returns in October with issue #13 from series writer Ryan Parrott and new series artist Eleonora Carlini (Batgirl). After coming face-to-face with the Ranger Slayer, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are still trying to make sense of the incredible encounter and settling back into their normal teen lives. Little do they know that Rita Repulsa is setting into motion a plan to retrieve an artifact that might be the key to besting Zordon and the Rangers once and for all.
This issue features a main cover by Dan Mora (Klaus), along with variant covers by Miguel Mercado (Over The Garden Wall), Audrey Mok (Archie) and Natacha Bustos (Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur).
“The new team of Power Rangers is just the first surprise of POWER RANGERS: BEYOND THE GRID …and it’s not the biggest one, as Marguerite and Simone are crafting the kind of Power Rangers story you’ve never seen before,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “And just because Shattered Grid is over, it doesn’t make anything easier for the original Power Rangers, as Ryan and Eleonara will reveal a critical piece of Power Rangers lore in their new story arc.”
”The events of Shattered Grid took full advantage of the comic book medium to tell an epic Power Rangers story of unparalleled scale and scope,” says Brian Casentini, SVP of Power Rangers Franchise Development & Production. “And with that, has come an incredible, unique opportunity for Hasbro, Boom Studios and the fantastic team of Marguerite Bennett and Simone Di Meo to continue to explore and deepen our mythology and bring entirely new worlds to life. The upcoming stories in both Beyond the Grid and Ryan’s forthcoming arc in Go Go will continue to deliver the amazing storytelling our audience has come to appreciate from Power Rangers comics.”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #32 and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #13 will both hit stores this October.