In celebration of the franchise’s 25th anniversary, BOOM! Studios has announced the first major comic book event for its Saban’s Power Rangers titles – Power Rangers: Shattered Grid, a crossover event that will include some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise’s history.
Power Rangers: Shattered Grid will unfold in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (AKA the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever.
Power Rangers: Shattered Grid will begin in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 – on sale on March 21, 2018.
Inspired by the Greek myth of Demeter and her daughter, Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky’s graphic novel Persephone follows a young girl whose search for the truth about her identity leads her on a journey deep into the Underworld.
Persephone will published under BOOM! Studios’ Archaia imprint and will be in stores in May 2018.
Nuclear Winter is a humorous, slice-of-life original graphic novel from cartoonist Cab about a young woman just trying to survive her twenties in Montreal—albeit a Montreal that’s been plunged into an eternal winter with radioactive snow, thanks to an accident at the local nuclear power plant that occurred nine years ago.
Volume 1 of Nuclear Winter will be in stores in May, 2018.
20th Century Fox has obtained the rights to develop BOOM! Studios girl detective series Goldie Vance as a film.
Set at a historical Miami resort, Goldie Vance—16, mixed race, precocious and highly detail-oriented—has ambitions of becoming the hotel’s in-house detective, but getting embroiled in uncovering an international crime ring will challenge her in ways she never imagined.
Goldie Vance will be adapted and directed by Rashida Jones.
The fourteenth issue of BOOM! Studios’ hit comic WWE will the beginning of two important arcs – the Women’s Evolution arc and a four part chronicle of the rise of Japanese wrestling star Asuka, from her days at NXT to her current prominence with WWE RAW.
Written by Tini Howard and illustrated by Hyeonjin Kim, WWE #14 will be in comics shops and the BOOM! Studios webstore in February, 2018.
WWE Superstar Samoa Joe makes his comics debut in WWE #13 – where he teams up with writer Michael Kingston and artist Michel Mulipola to tell the behind the scenes story of how he first joined Monday Night RAW.
Covers will be created by Dan Mora (main), with variant covers by Adam Riches, Brent Schoonover and Adam X Vass
Imagine Carl Kolchak as a female reporter of color – covering the crime beat in 1972 Detroit – and you’d have Elena Abbott.
Abbott’s investigation of a series of grisly crimes (that the police have ignored – sound familiar?) leads to a dark magical force that was responsible for the death of her husband a decade earlier.
Written by Saladin Ahmed (Marvel’s Black Bolt, The Crescent Moon Kingdoms novels) and artist Sami Kivelä (Black Mask’s Beautiful Canvas), Abbott #1 will be available in print and digital, in January, 2018.
Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute, an oversized, commemorative hardcover from BOOM! Studios collects more than 60 pieces of original artwork featuring Power Ranger teams across all 25 years of the franchise, from Mighty Morphin to RPM to Ninja Steel.
Debuting in March 2018, Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute features some of the most dynamic talents in comics, including Kris Anka (Runaways), Adam Gorham (Black Panther), Marcus To (Joyride), Dan Mora (Klaus), and more.
Saban’s Power Rangers Artist Tribute features an Introduction written by iconic Mighty Morphin Power Rangers actor Paul Schrier (“Bulk”), an Afterword by Brian Casentini (Executive Producer, Power Rangers content), and a cover illustrated by Felipe Massafera (Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern).
The saga that began with a boy with a jet pack falling into the Taylor family farm will conclude early next year – Rust Vol. 4: Soul in the Machine brings the story of Jet Jones to an end.
“Rust is about loss, loyalty, love, and courage,” says series creator Royden Lepp. “This final volume takes place entirely in the course of one final night on the farm as each member of the family must fight for their lives and choose what they truly believe.”
Rust Vol. 4: Soul in the Machine will be released in February 2018 – in both hardcover and softcover editions by BOOM! Studios under its Archaia imprint.
BOOM! Studios has put together a set of five panels on a wide range of topics for New York Comic Con 2017.
Panels for Saban’s Power Rangers and Lumberjanes are the most specific panels, title-wise. There will be a panel that highlights The Future is LBGTQ (in association with GLAAD); one that will help you discover the BOOM! Studios title that is just right for you, and a panel geared for librarians and educators that will be held at the New York Public Library.
New York Comic-Con 2017 runs the weekend of October 5th-8th at the Javits Center.