See green and white and red and black in BOOM! Studios’ “Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon” this December
When I was a kid, my favorite Power Ranger was Billy, the Blue Ranger. This was mostly due to the fact that blue was my favorite color, naturally, so by extension the triceratops was also my favorite dinosaur.
While I still have an affinity for that three-horned dino, I’ve come to realize that the best Ranger was Tommy, the Green Ranger. He had that cool gold shield, that sweet combination dagger/flute thing, and his Zord was a dragon. Dragons rule.
Over time, Tommy has come to be recognized as the greatest of all Rangers, leading various iterations of the team as the White, Red, and Black Ranger. This December, BOOM! Studios will release an original graphic novel detailing the history of Tommy, and it has an all-Star creative team behind it: Kyle Higgins will write with Giuseppe Cafaro providing pencils, and Jason David Frank, the actor who portrayed Tommy Oliver himself, will serve as a consultant. Check out the details below, as well as a first look at the interiors.
Your First Look At The Untold Story Of The Legendary Green Ranger from BOOM! Studios
The Future of Tommy Oliver is Revealed in December 2018
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2018) – BOOM! Studios and Hasbro today unveiled a first look at SABAN'S POWER RANGERS: SOUL OF THE DRAGON, the all-new original graphic novel in stores December 2018 from acclaimed writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Nightwing), artist Giuseppe Cafaro (Justice League vs Suicide Squad) and special consultant Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series) celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise and revealing a powerful, untold chapter in the life of the legendary original Green Ranger.
It’s been a long time since Tommy Oliver has served as a Power Ranger. He’s defeated space witches, brought down evil armies, protected the galaxy, but now Tommy leaves protecting the world to the Power Rangers at Space Patrol Delta. But when his son goes missing, it’s up to Tommy to discover a secret in his past, in order to save his future. Now Tommy will call on all his training, his friends, and maybe even some of his enemies as he sets out on his most important mission: find his son and bring him home.
SABAN'S POWER RANGERS: SOUL OF THE DRAGON features a stunning new cover by fan-favorite artist Nick Robles (Euthanauts).
“We were really excited to dig into what really makes Tommy tick, beyond being a Ranger, but what he will do to protect the people in his life that he loves—and the lengths he’ll go to keep them safe, even if it means returning to a life that you thought was in the past,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “SABAN'S POWER RANGERS: SOUL OF THE DRAGON is all about the difficulty of determining the right thing—and the fight to make it a reality, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Luckily for Tommy, he’s no ordinary man—and this is no ordinary adventure!”
“SABAN'S POWER RANGERS: SOUL OF THE DRAGON continues to exemplify the exciting ways we are working with BOOM! Studios to develop new Power Rangers stories that both expand and deepen our lore,” said Brian Casentini, SVP Power Rangers Franchise Development and Production. “It’s been a pleasure collaborating with Kyle, Giuseppe, Jason David Frank, and the entire team at BOOM! Studios to help bring to life a story that both honors the rich 25 year history of a character as iconic as Tommy Oliver while also moving his story forward in bold, exciting, and surprising new ways.”
Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon will hit comic shops December 5 and other retailers on December 11.