Tuesday, January 07, 2020

'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1' First Printing Sells Out; Second Printing Announced


BOOM! Studios Announces Second Printing of Premiere Issue with Multiple Covers in February 2020

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. and in partnership with IDW and Nickelodeon, announced today that the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 main cover by Dan Mora has sold out at the distributor level! The all-new five-issue limited series event is written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil), illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), colored by Walter Baiamonte (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and lettered by Ed Dukeshire (The Red Mother).

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 SECOND PRINTING to arrive in comic shops on February 5, 2020, with three new covers by Dan Mora (Once & Future) and Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).

But that’s not all! A special black and white edition, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 BLACK AND WHITE LIMITED EDITION will be available on January 29, 2020, featuring cover art by Dan Mora.

The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver – AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger – but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted by another (fr)enemy – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!

“Seeing the Power Rangers meet the Ninja Turtles for the first time is one of the most exciting pop culture events of the year so we want to make sure everyone has a chance to get their copy,” said Filip Sablik, President, Sales and Marketing, BOOM! Studios. “The anticipation for this event has been thrilling and with several new covers, including a couple featuring Shredder, and a brand new black and white edition of the issue itself, fans everywhere will have the chance to celebrate this historic series from the very start. And it’s only getting bigger from here!”

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; and Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #1 FIRST PRINTING are available for sale now exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios, including original graphic novels such as the upcoming Saban’s Power Rangers: The Psycho Path, are available everywhere books are sold.

IDW’s extensive library of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphic novels – new stories tied into the Rise of the TMNT cartoon, remastered Eastman & Laird classics, IDW’s critically-acclaimed ongoing saga (now approaching its landmark 100th issue and available as the TMNT: The IDW Collection), and more – are available now at comic book shops and booksellers everywhere.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 was first released on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, and will be followed by Part 2 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Part 3 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and Part 4 on Wednesday, March, 2020. Part 5, the final issue of the mini-series, is expected to arrive in April 2020.

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Hasbro Expected to Select Dino-Themed 'Ryusoulger' as the Basis of the 28th Season of 'Power Rangers'

Rumors suggest Hasbro is choosing the dinosaur-themed Ryusoulger as the basis for 2021's Power Rangers season, drawing on the series' past success.

Next year’s season of Power Rangers may be returning to the world of dinosaurs. Rumor has it that the long-running superhero series will be adapting the dino-centric Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger in 2021, after this year’s second season of Power Rangers Beast Morphers concludes its run.

Hasbro has a lot to choose from as far as themes go. They could go with trains by adapting ToQger, space and the constellations with Kyuranger, wild animals with Zyuohger, or even cops and robbers with Patranger vs Lupinranger. However, it looks like Hasbro may be returning Power Rangers to their roots with another dino season by going with Ryusoulger.

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, or Knight Dragon Squadron Ryusoulger, is the 43rd season of Super Sentai, the long-running Japanese series from which Power Rangers takes its concept and battle footage. It features a team of knights who draw on the power of dinosaurs, as well as giant battle machines called Mecha (or “Zords,” as Power Rangers names them), to battle ancient monsters, as well as a mysterious armored warrior named Gaisoulg. The series began its run last year and is likely to air its final episode in the coming months.

According to The Illuminerdi, Hasbro, the owner of the long-running Power Rangers franchise is looking at Ryusoulger to serve as the inspiration for its upcoming 2021 season. The article cites the franchise’s past success with the dinosaur theme as a motivation for picking Ryusoulger among the slate of previously-unadapted Sentai seasons and explains that Hasbro passed on the space-themed Uchu Sentai Kyuranger (or Space Squadron Nine Ranger, the season fans have been expecting to be chosen) due to the overload of Rangers and concerns that the Yellow Ranger’s protruding visor would pose a safety hazard for kids, which they felt that would be too hard to get around.

As mentioned before, this wouldn’t be the first time Power Rangers featured dinosaurs as its motif. The very first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would showcase the Rangers operating prehistoric Zords back in 1993, and the aesthetic would be utilized again in both 2004’s Dino Thunder and 2015’s two-year Dino Charge. In addition, this year’s second season of Beast Morphers will contain a special episode reuniting all three of these dinosaur themed teams, with original Red Ranger Austin St. John reprising his role as Jason.

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger could also open the door to referencing or even bringing back more original Rangers by tying this series directly back to the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, though that is just speculation at this point.

While the writer breaking the story on The Illuminerdi has made several correct predictions in the past (including St. John’s return), it’s important to keep in mind that Ryusoulger being adapted is just an unconfirmed rumor at this point. Still, while fans may be wary of another dinosaur-based season so soon after Dino Charge, there’s no arguing that the theme is popular with Power Rangers’ target audience of kids. Additionally, the seasons featuring prehistoric creatures tend to be well-regarded, giving one more reason for Hasbro to return to the well for 2021. It's also worth noting that Jurassic World 3 is also set to hit theaters in 2021, which is when the Ryusoulger season would debut. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers debuted back in 1993, which was the same year as the first Jurassic Park film. In 2015, Power Rangers Dino Charge debuted the same year as Jurassic World. Merchandise wise, Power Rangers dino toys have always been best sellers.

There will likely be a more official confirmation of next year’s Power Rangers season in the coming months, but in the meantime, fans will be able to tune in to the second season of Power Rangers Beast Morphers when it returns to Nickelodeon some time this year.

It's currently unknown whether the next series of Power Rangers will air on Nickelodeon, as the network currently only has the rights up until 2021.

The official announcement on the next series of Power Rangers is expected to be next month. There’s a chance this could change between now and then but a slim chance seeing as we’re a month away.

The 2021 season of Power Rangers is set to be the 28th season of the iconic franchise.

What do you think of Ryusoulger being the next season of Power Rangers? Leave a message in the comments below.

Update (1/7) - It has been revealed that Simon Bennett, director of 16 total episodes of Power Rangers across Power Rangers Ninja Steel and Power Rangers Beast Morphers is now an executive producer of the Power Rangers television series.

Fans know that long-time Power Rangers crew member Judd “Chip” Lynn has previously held the title executive producer for the show – returning to the franchise with Power Rangers Dino Charge and staying through Power Rangers Beast Morphers – after the sudden departure of Jonathan Tzachor, who was the executive producer of the TV series since Haim Saban bought the franchise back in 2010. The news of the sudden switch of executive producer from Tzachor to Lynn came to the shock and delight of many fans.

Bennett has previously described working on Power Rangers as providing him with challenges like “how to make people explode and disappear into the pits of Doom.” In New Zealand, Bennett is also known for his work producing and directing the soap Shortland Street, and it’s musical incarnation; The Almighty Johnsons, and Outrageous Fortunes to name a few of his credits.

Some of the episodes Benett has directed are “My Friend Redbot,” “The Royal Rival,” “The Royal Rumble,” and “Dimensions in Danger” from Power Rangers Ninja Steel and “Beasts Unleashed,” “Target Tower,” and the Beast Morphers season one finale, “Evox: Upgraded.” Bennett has gotten praise for his work on Power Rangers as a director, so it’s exciting to see how he’ll fair as the head of a whole season from start to finish as the executive producer.

There is currently no word at this time in regards to whether Chip Lynn is still working with Power Rangers and to what capacity.

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Original source: ScreenRant; Special thanks to @TheAGames10 for the update!

Originally published: Sunday, January 05, 2020.
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Nickelodeon Comics: December 2019 Solicitations

Here are all the action-packed comics and graphic novels inspired by hit Nickelodeon shows coming your way in December 2019 (and beyond)!

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