The end is nigh for the Power Rangers. In August, BOOM! Studios will publish the final chapters of Kyle Higgins’s epic crossover, Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, which has staged all-out war between the surviving Power Rangers and the evil Lord Drakkon. As the biggest crossover in the franchise’s 25-year history, the ambitions are sky-high, and Shattered Grid promises to rewrite the playbook on comic book event crossovers.
On Monday, BOOM! Studios announced the final chapters of Shattered Grid, which will hit comic book shelves in August. Go Go Power Rangers #12 by Ryan Parrot, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #30 by Kyle Higgins, and the one-shot special Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Finale #1, which caps off the story more than two years in the making.
In a statement, BOOM! promises that the ending of Shattered Grid is so big, it will change how comic book crossovers are done. “No matter what you do, don’t let anyone spoil the final page of Power Rangers: Shattered Grid for you,” said editor Dafna Pleban in a statement. “Everyone at BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands have worked hard to create a conclusion that breaks all the rules of comic book events and will leaves fans shocked. Everything changes here!”
For decades, Marvel and DC, have dominated comics for decades with big event crossovers, from Secret Wars to Crisis on Infinite Earths, from House of M to Blackest Night, from Avengers vs. X-Men to Dark Knights: Metal. All of them have defined the word “epic,” and they have, but Higgins — whose credits also include DC books like Nightwing — has proven with Shattered Grid that ambition isn’t exclusive to the Big Two.
In the arena of comic book crossovers, Power Rangers: Shattered Grid is a bonafide heavyweight that comes packed with all the tropes good crossovers have: Dimensional travel, unlikely alliances, surprise deaths, and shocking cameos from the most obscure corners of lore.
But it’s also surprisingly accessible, especially for those who haven’t thought about Angel Grove and Megazords since the early ‘90s. Though Higgins is about to blow up everything we know about the Power Rangers (maybe), it’s never been a better time to follow the adventures of these teenagers with attitude.
Power Rangers: Shattered Grid will conclude in August with Go Go Power Rangers #12, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #30, and Shattered Grid Special #1.