You may recall Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, the big comic book event from Boom! Studios last year. The event that had fans crying at WonderCon with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, that also sold 800 copies in 15 minutes at one retailer and led to a ton of interest from speculators?
Well, I'm told that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40, the beginning of the big "Necessary Evil" event, is a tad bigger than Shattered Grid.
I don't want to totally spoil it for you here, but Boom! Studios has already said this issue features the first appearance of a team that answers of the biggest mysteries in Power Rangers history. And, remember – this series is canon, much like Marvel's Star Wars. And this first appearance is intended to make you think of Tales of the Teen Titans #44, when when a franchise character like Robin went to the next level and it became the first appearance of Nightwing- it'll be that big for Power Rangers fans (and retailers).
First appearances in Boom!'s Power Rangers are big business – the first appearance of Lord Drakkon in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 still commands a pretty penny. But this first appearance is so big – and in canon – that it will fundamentally change what you think you know about the Mighty Morphin era of Power Rangers. And it involves three iconic characters.
That cover to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #41 is also a big hint that has Power Rangers fans talking. Boom! isn't knowing for hiding a lot on their covers – but I can tell you this isn't the final cover. And when Power Rangers fans see who's actually on this cover, they'll lose their minds…and wish they'd picked up issue #40.
Fans had a sense that Tommy's death in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 might be reversed – but the revelation on the last page of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 is 100% for real. There's no takebacks. No fake outs.
"Necessary Evil" will explain the circumstances around this new team between the issues of MMPR and Go Go Power Rangers, but this First Appearance of the team is going to be the hot issue that fans are chasing down because this team is going to be around for the long term.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #40 MAIN
(W) Marguerite Bennett (A) Simone Di Meo (CA) Jamal Campbell
Last year, Shattered Grid made comic book history-this year NECESSARY EVIL changes what you think you know about the Power Rangers with a reveal that will have everyone talking!
The Power Rangers comic book event of 2019 begins here with the first appearance of the Power Ranger everyone's been asking about-the fan favorite White Ranger!
The all-new team of creators from record breaking Power Rangers; Shattered Grid; Ryan Parrot and Daniele Di Nicuolo present the return of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers-but what happened to the universe after the defeat of Lord Drakkon, and what do our Rangers remember?In Shops: Jun 26, 2019
Final Orders Due: May 06, 2019