Media Release — BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announced the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWERS RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, an all-new oversized comic celebrating 25 years of Saban’s Power Rangers. Superstar creators Magdalene Visaggio (Kim & Kim), Joe Quinones (America), Sina Grace (Iceman), Marcus To (Guardians of the Galaxy), and more pay homage to the global phenomenon with original standalone stories set throughout the Power Rangers universe, including the original Ranger team from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which premiered on August 28, 1993, as well as other fan-favorite Ranger teams.
“The MIGHTY MORPHIN POWERS RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is a love letter to the characters and teams that have deeply affected so many lives around the world,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “From the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic book event to gorgeous variant covers to all-new collections, we’re celebrating this historic anniversary all year long with our friends at Saban Brands!”
“25 years ago, Saban’s Power Rangers burst onto the scene and instantly resonated with fans of all ages across the globe,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Franchise. “In addition to the show, we’ve been able to continue to create incredible, fresh experiences for fans, like this anniversary comic book special with amazing writers and the great team at BOOM Studios, to celebrate these aspirational yet relatable teen heroes who really inspire people.”
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWERS RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 features a main cover by Steve Morris (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), along with variant covers by Rahzzah (WWE) and Joe Quinones.
Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWERS RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
For continuing news on MIGHTY MORPHIN POWERS RANGERS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
For more on Saban’s Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on http://rangernation.com/, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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. The feature film with Lionsgate premiered worldwide in March 2017 and the franchise will celebrate its 25th Anniversary year in 2018. 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 word-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 Junior – Luna Petunia, La Banda 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, 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, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.