Reader Willie sent me in the following...
I have a question for Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed that may seem a little stupid but i've been curious about it for a while now. I used to be a big fan of The Exiles comic that Marvel puts out. I am also a fan of Godzilla movies, which is why I was very excited whenever I saw an Exiles story coming out called "Destroy All Monsters" In this story the Exiles fought Giant Monsters in a giant robot. The solicitations for one of the issues originally read that it would be the return of a marvel license, then at the end of one issue there is a red Power Ranger clearly drawn. I thought that because that had been a classic marvel license maybe they actually intended to use Power Rangers in the next issue for some strange reason. Then the next issue rolls around and the character is nowhere left to be scene with no explanation, fans are left to assume it was Morph who had been on the last page. So my question is was this a purposeful red herring or did they actually believe they could, and intend to, use the Power Rangers license at some point?
I asked Tony Bedard about it, and he had the following to say:
There was no attempt or intention to use the Power Rangers. I don't even much like the Power Rangers. But I do LOOOVE Godzilla, the Thunderbirds and especially Ultraman. That story was a little love note to those old faves from my youth. I was a grownup before the Power Rangers happened along. And, yeah, that "ranger" was just Morph doing a sight-gag.
So sorry, Willie!!
Thanks to Willie for the question and to Tony Bedard for the information!
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