A comic crossover event sold big this week, and no, it didn’t involve any characters from DC or Marvel. It featured five teens with attitude and morphin’ powers.
BOOM! Studios, publisher of the Power Rangers comics, announced on its website Friday that both issue #25 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers issue #8 have sold out in stores. Both comics are part of the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid crossover with the latter acting as a prelude. The event commemorates the 25th anniversary of the franchise and will include all the Power Rangers in history.
“We are so excited to see the amazing fan reaction to Power Rangers: Shattered Grid and hope that the huge demand for this first issue will continue with every issue of this incredible event,” said Brian Casentini, executive producer of the Power Rangers franchise.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic started in 2016 by BOOM! Studios as a reboot of the franchise. It has the same premise at the original TV series, where five teens from Angel Grove are chosen by space wizard Zordon to fight against Rita Repulsa. The comic series starts with the introduction of Tommy, the Green Ranger. Shattered Grid creates an alternate-reality Tommy as the bad guy called Lord Drakkon, who seeks to destroy the Morphin Grid, the cosmic energy grid that gives the Rangers their powers. Jason David Frank, who played Tommy in the TV series, starred in a trailer for the event and told ComicBook.com how he feels about being the “ultimate Power Ranger god.”
BOOM! Studios said it’s in the process of printing more copies of the two sold-out comics. The Shattered Grid storyline continues in April with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers issue #26 and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Annual issue #1.
Those interested in the Shattered Grid storyline can read Inverse’s guide on what you need to know to catch up.