BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands offer tie-in to major Power Rangers event
for free on May 5, 2018
BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announce the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL. Arriving in comic shops worldwide on Free Comic Book Day (May 5th, 2018), this FREE comic is a tie-in to the hotly anticipated POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID comic book event and features the story of how Zordon turns to the Morphin Masters for help in the Power Rangers’ darkest hour as the Rangers battle Lord Drakkon—an evil version of Tommy, the Green Ranger, from an alternate reality. The issue will be written by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Ryan Parrott (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) and illustrated by Diego Galindo (Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Dog Men).
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID is the first comic book event story in the 25-year history of the pop-culture phenomenon. The epic event begins on March 21, 2018 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo, featuring events so shocking that the issue will be sealed in a black polybag to prevent early spoilers. Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers by Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora join POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID starting in issue #9, and MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL will add an exciting angle to the storyline.
“Ever since I started working on the Power Rangers comics with BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands, I’ve been leading up to this SHATTERED GRID event, and this FCBD book is an essential part of that storyline,” said Kyle Higgins. “This issue will have something for everyone, and best of all, it’s free!”
“FCBD is a golden opportunity to give someone a free comic that can ultimately become their gateway book into more comics,” said Ryan Parrott. “This Power Rangers issue is our way of introducing the comics to new readers while advancing the SHATTERED GRID storyline at the same time.”
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 2018 FREE COMIC BOOK DAY SPECIAL will feature a cover illustrated by regular Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cover artist, Jamal Campbell. Print copies will be available for free while supplies last at participating local comic book shops (use freecomicbookday.com to find the nearest one) on Free Comic Book Day, May 5, 2018.
“Current fans of our Power Rangers comics are going be ecstatic to get an original story that ties into our major event next year,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But the casual fan can also pick it up and get a taste of the great Power Rangers comics they’re missing!”
“The Saban Brands team is so excited to be a part of Free Comic Book Day and to offer a cool, fresh Mighty Morphin Power Ranger adventure for our current readers to enjoy while giving new readers an opportunity to discover this award-winning comic book series, which we are all so incredibly proud of,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Content.
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