In 2016, Boom! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series gave the “teenagers with attitude” a higher comic book profile than they’ve had in decades. Next year, the Power Rangers will get an even bigger push as they encounter the legendary heroes of DC’s Justice League.
DC and Boom! are co-producing a six-issue miniseries called Justice League/Power Rangers, which will be written by Tom Taylor and illustrated by Stephen Byrne. The story was initially reported by Power Rangers Now, which apparently broke an embargo on the announcement. But the news is out there now, and it’s spreading like one of Rita Repulsa’s monsters.
As for the story, we know that Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger, will find himself thrust into the DC Universe after an incident at the Power Rangers Command Center. Presumably the rest of the Power Rangers will also travel to the DCU to save their friend before discovering that it’s a world that may be even more insane than their own. Note that there is no “vs.” in the title of this story, so the Rangers are more likely to team up with the Justice League than fight them. Then again, this is comics. A hero vs. hero fight is almost always on the menu.
For the series, DC and Boom! have signed six well-known artists for the variant covers, with Chris Sprouse tackling Green Ranger and Superman, Dan Hipp portraying Batman and Pink Ranger, while Dustin Nguyen brings Cyborg and Blue Ranger together. Additionally, Marcus To is handling the Wonder Woman and Red Ranger cover, with Marguerite Sauvage pairing up John Stewart’s Green Lantern and Yellow Ranger, and Yasmine Putri is depicting the Flash and Black Ranger.
Justice League/Power Rangers #1 will be released in January 2017. A formal announcement is expected to drop later today.
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