Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is the best Comic Book that you are not reading. Issues one through three are already on the shelves with more covers than you can shake a stick at. No really, I can not event tell you how many different covers there are and I tried to look it up. IDW and Boom! love to shotgun blast comic book covers and there is no way to track them all down. There have been several crossovers now with both Power Rangers and TMNT in different combos but never together in Comics till now. Power Rangers in Space did crossover with Turtles the next mutation once both owned by Saban but we dont talk about that. Now after this true crossover we never will again.
I am not going to walk through each issue– simply put, you need to read it. It’s the best thing both Comic Franchises have done in sometime. I would seriously buy this book every month if they made it a regular series. Boom! and IDW, are you listening?!
I want these two working together and against each other all the time. if you think about it the success of TMNT made MMPR what it was in many ways. Most importantly acronyms then the success of MMPR spawned even more teams of super powered kids. They just complement each other in so many ways. The book so far has the best points of both teams. fighting bad guys then fighting each other realizing its a common foes teaming up. There is a very nice formula here and they do it great.
Some spoilers here at the end of issue three. Shredder gets Tommys Power Morpher and powers so basically super shedder with access to the Dragonzord. At the same time the rangers get locked out of their powers and have to fight on there own. Team switch time! Oh yeah, we get the Mighty Morphin Teenage Turtles and Teenage not so Mutant Ninjas. This is at the end of issue three people. We got so more issues on this mini series. You really need to get out there and get these while you can issue one has already went to second print with a black and white cover. Here is some of the amazing art already and the way cool team changes.
If you have not got on this bandwagon you still have time talk to your local Comic Book shop. The fourth issue of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will release on 18 March 2020.
New York Times bestselling author Ryan Parrott was one of the key architects of the landmark Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic book event and currently writes both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers at BOOM! Studios, along with creator-owned projects Volition and Oberon for Aftershock Comics.
“Honestly, I’m pretty certain keeping this project a secret has taken years off my life. These two iconic franchises were my TV parents, each teaching me valuable life lessons thirty minutes at a time. The Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles are too insanely awesome not to bring together. I mean, they’re both color-coded teenage martial artists who fight monsters! It just makes too much sense!” said writer Ryan Parrott. “A huge thank you to Hasbro and Nickelodeon for letting me play with so many of their wonderful toys, as it is truly an honor to be a part of such an exciting crossover. I’m the luckiest kid in the world, and I cannot wait for you all to see what we’ve been putting together.”
Simone di Meo is a comic book artist from Italy. He has recently worked as the artist on Mighty Morphin Power Rangersfor BOOM! Studios and Venom Annual #1, Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense, and Old Man Logan Annual for Marvel Entertainment.
“It’s an honor to be able to work on this amazing project. I’m very happy to be a part of this, one of the crossovers I’ve been waiting for since I was a kid,” said artist Simone di Meo. “Drawing these two teams together is a dream come true!”
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 26 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 26th season, Power Rangers Beast Morphers currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
“No one could possibly love the Power Rangers or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than the creative team at the helm of this epic event! Which means they’ve got every dream team up scenario you can think of jam-packed into the pages of every issue.” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Monsters will grow. Shells will get kicked. And that thing you’re really hoping we’ll do? Yeah, that’s in here, too.”