Following the news of the sell out of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, which is the kick off to the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid event, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announced today that Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8, a prequel to POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, has also sold out at a distributor level. This issue features the debut of the new Power Ranger known as the “Ranger Slayer,” a servant of Lord Drakkon…and a dark, alternate-reality version of Kimberly Hart (the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger). To meet the overwhelming demand from fans, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 Second Printing Variant, featuring the art of Dan Mora, will hit stands on May 2, along with Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9.
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID unfolds in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.
“Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora and the whole team on Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers have been weaving an intimate story about the early, fragile days of Power Rangers – and the arrival of the Ranger Slayer will affect this team in ways no one expects,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Arriving in stores on the same day as the next issue of the series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8’s Second Printing Variant will allow every fan to discover the origin of the newest – and perhaps deadliest – Power Ranger.”
“We are so excited to see the amazing fan reaction to POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID and hope that the huge demand for this first issue will continue with every issue of this incredible event,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Franchise. “With every step in this creative process, we were determined to deliver to fans an epic experience and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8’s Second Printing Variant is a must-read in the Shattered Grid saga.”
Print copies of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 may still be available 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.
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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 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, currently in its 25th season, 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 acquires, develops and manages a world-class portfolio of entertainment properties. Saban Brands applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, digital, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail in markets worldwide. Saban Brands’ growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, Paul Frank, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia and La Banda, amongst many others. Saban Brands is headquartered in Los Angeles with a global network of offices. 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.