With Saban’s “Power Rangers” coming out in theaters this week, and the teenage superhero team’s resurgence in popularity, you can expect to plenty of morphin action in the days to come.
BOOM! Studios, the creative team responsible for publishing the popular “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” comic series, are now releasing the “Power Rangers: Aftershock” original graphic novel. Written by Ryan Parrott (“Batman: Gates of Gotham,” “Star Trek: Starfleet Academy”) and featuring art by Lucas Werneck, the OGN features a movie photo cover and comic shop exclusive cover by Greg Smallwood.
According to the official synopsis, the graphic novel’s the story is not only set in the same universe as the upcoming movie, but will be an original story as well. “Aftershock” will feature a brand new side story that picks up immediately after the events of “Power Rangers.” Furthermore, the team of heroes are going to encounter a dangerous new foe, along with a character who’s allegiance is as yet unknown. For all the Rangers know, this new individual could be friend, foe, or even both.
Check out the preview, which features the Rangers’ next super-powered foes, in the preview below courtesy of Screen Rant.
Directed by Dean Israelite, the film follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of obliteration by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, they quickly discover they’re the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers.
Opening this week on March 24, the film stars Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Becky Gomez as the Yellow Ranger, Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa
With a retail price of $14.99, “Power Rangers: Aftershock” hits store shelves 3/28/17 as a full color, 96 page book.