It’ s mor­phin’ time!

The Power Rangers re­turn to comics with this new on­go­ing se­ries from Boom!

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More than 20 years ago a group of brightly coloured teens took over the world with the de­but of Mighty Mor­phin’ Power Rangers, the TV se­ries that spawned a $ 6 bil­lion mer­chan­dise em­pire. Now the Rangers are leap­ing back into ac­tion with Boom! Studios’ new se­ries by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Hendry Prase­tyo.

Their tale be­gins just after Tommy, the Green Ranger, has es­caped the con­trol of Rangers’ neme­sis Rita Repulsa. “Even as a kid, there was some­thing a bit tragic about his story,” says Higgins about Tommy. “He was the out­sider, the new kid who was hand­picked by the bad guys to be an agent of de­struc­tion, given pow­ers against his will and turned into a weapon.”

While the plot be­gins in sea­son one of the show, the comic is set in the present. “The se­ries is de­signed to be a bit more grounded and con­tem­po­rary,” says Higgins. “Hendry and I aren’t look­ing to do a ’ 90s nos­tal­gia book or great­est hits al­bum. We’re look­ing to cap­ture the spirit of the orig­i­nal se­ries, adapted for a new era and a new medium. We’re also ex­plor­ing a lot of the in­ner work­ings of be­ing a Power Ranger that the show was never re­ally able to get into. Things like Ranger train­ing and threats that take them out­side of An­gel Grove.”

And ex­plor­ing the Rangers’ lives when not fight­ing mon­sters: “For all the big ac­tion and the world- end­ing- stakes, Power Rangers is a story about peo­ple,” says Higgins. “These are nor­mal kids… with the weight of the world on their shoul­ders. How do you man­age that, plus hold onto any sem­blance of a nor­mal life? High school is a tough road to nav­i­gate even with­out the pres­sures of be­ing a su­per­hero.”

Mighty Mor­phin’ Power Rangers is out now from Boom! Studios.

Go Go Power Rangers…

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