With both Justice League and the Power Rangers movies set to release in 2017, it’s no wonder that DC Comics and Saban Brands are partnering with BOOM! Studios to release what it sure to be a highly anticipated crossover comic book to promote both movies: Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
The embargo on the project was broken yesterday as several sources emerged with details surrounding the project, which had prior been kept quiet and top secret. The book will be written by Injustice: Gods Among Us writer Tom Taylor, whilst artwork for the series will be done by Stephen Byrne, known for his work on Justice League of America Rebirth: The Ray.
It has been confirmed that the crossover title won’t simply be an adaptation of either upcoming movie and is instead intended to bring the characters back to their roots in an all new story, with the Power Rangers characters to be based on their 1990’s TV series interpretations.
Check out the official press release for some of the more nitty-gritty details on this exciting project:
DC, BOOM! STUDIOS AND SABAN BRANDS ANNOUNCE JUSTICE LEAGUE/MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS!
Angel Grove’s Teenagers with Attitude Encounter DC’s Most Popular Super Heroes in January Crossover Miniseries Variant Cover Program to Pair Power Rangers with Different Justice League Members
BURBANK, CA (October 14, 2016) – On January 11, two of comics’ greatest teams will combine their powers and abilities for the first time! The Justice League—Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern John Stewart, the Flash and Cyborg—meet Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a six-issue monthly miniseries from New York Timesbest-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EDGE OF OBLIVION) and artist Stephen Byrne (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH: THE RAY).
Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove when the Power Rangers’ Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged! Zack the Black Ranger is flung into an alternate universe full of citizens possessing outrageous powers and wearing strange costumes. Will Jason the Red Ranger, Trini the Yellow Ranger, Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Billy the Blue Ranger and Tommy the Green Ranger be able to get to Zack in time to save him from Batman?
In addition to the standard covers drawn by Karl Kerschl (GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER), each issue will feature a variant cover drawn by one of comics’ most popular artists, pairing each member of the League with a different Power Ranger:
- Batman/Pink Ranger by Dan Hipp
- Cyborg/Blue Ranger by Dustin Nguyen
- The Flash/Black Ranger by Yasmine Putri
- Green Lantern John Stewart/Yellow Ranger by Marguerite Sauvage
- Superman/Green Ranger by Chris Sprouse
- Wonder Woman/Red Ranger by Marcus To
Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 is available to pick up at your local comic book store as of January 11 2017. Let us know what you think about the crossover project in the comments below, or on your favourite social media platform, we’d love to hear from you!