BOOM! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic issue #53 releasing on August 26th!
“Lord Zedd has released his greatest creation yet-the ALL NEW DARK RANGERS; Baboo, Goldar, Squatt, Finster and Rita Repulsa, powered by the Green Chaos Crystal, against the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! What is the full extent of Lord Zedd’s master plan?”
BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced a brand new three-issue limited series POWER RANGERS: DRAKKON NEW DAWN, from writer Anthony Burch (Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack) and artist Simone Ragazzoni (Odessa). This all-new series, scheduled to arrive in stores August 2020, finds Ranger Slayer – Kimberly Hart, Drakkon’s mightiest warrior – fighting against the deadly secrets of her former master’s legacy.
After the shocking events of Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1, Kimberly is determined to purge the terrifying hold that Drakkon has had over her world, starting with Deadlock; the prison tower where Drakkon held all those who opposed him. But even the Ranger Slayer has no clue of the true power kept in Deadlock—and what unlocking the doors will set into motion. As Kimberly investigates the worst of Drakkon’s secrets, she sets in motion Drakkon’s final plan—one that will pit her against a fan-favorite Power Rangers villain like you’ve never seen them before!
Anthony Burch is a comic book, video game, web series, and television writer. He is best known for his work on the Borderlands 2 video game from K2 Games and his web series Hey Ash, Watcha Playin’? Burch also co-wrote the comic book series Big Trouble in Little China: Old Man Jack with Jack Carpenter and wrote Rocko’s Modern Afterlifefor BOOM! Studios.
“I’m extremely excited to spend time in the Power Rangers universe, especially in the Coinless timeline of Lord Drakkon!” said Burch. “I hope fans are excited about this slightly darker, more apocalyptic tale starring some of our favorite new characters…and maybe a few returning old ones.”
Simone Ragazzoni is an artist based in Italy. After attending the Milan Comics School, he collaborated with 7Gold TV channel and Edizioni BD, working as a freelance comic artist and illustrator. Since 2017, Ragazzoni has been a regular artist and colorist on Sergio Bonelli Editore’s sci-fi monthly series Odessa.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am for DRAKKON NEW DAWN! When I was a child, watching Power Rangers was the highlight of every Sunday morning so being the one who will bring them to life in this series is a huge honor,” said Ragazzoni. “Action, fights, monsters, heroes in costumes, and an extremely talented team: what else could I ask for?”
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 27 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 27th season, “Power Rangers Beast Morphers” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
“Kimberly must return home to face the fallout from her Ranger Slayer days but even she couldn’t have been prepared for the consequences of digging into Drakkon’s darkest secrets,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “In DRAKKON NEW DAWN, Anthony and Simone place our heroine in a situation where she’ll have to face enemies new and old, as well as a heartbreaking choice when confronted with the unthinkable!”
Print copies of POWER RANGERS: DRAKKON NEW DAWN #1 is scheduled to be available in August 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. Due to the ongoing impact of the current global health crisis, the final release schedule of this series is subject to change.
Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.
Dear PMC Members,
Like nearly everyone around the world right now, we have been following the COVID-19 crisis very carefully. As you are aware, it has caused many restrictions in how large events can (or cannot) be conducted. Because of these restrictions and the impact of COVID-19 in the state of California, we are not able to hold our event this year. It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the postponement of Power Morphicon 2020.
We are, however, pleased to announce that we do have a new date for next year. Power Morphicon Convention will be held June 18-20 2021 at the Pasadena Convention Center. All memberships will be automatically transferred to this new event date. If you are unable to come to the June 2021 show, we would be happy to transfer your membership to Non-Attending at no extra cost. This applies only to memberships purchased before April 29th, 2020. PMC will relaunch new memberships later this year.
In addition to the COVID-19 crisis placing limitations on large gatherings in California, it caused production delays all over the world. We became unsure if any of our exclusive items (and yes, there will be exclusives!) would be ready in time for the September 2020 show. We have been working diligently with Hasbro and Super7, who will be supplying the next round of PMC Exclusive items! With PMC postponed to June 2021, we have our exclusives confirmed and they will be ready for members and attendees to buy without issue. We will have a new system in place for members to pre-purchase exclusives and pick them up at the event. Non-Attending members will have exclusives shipped to them after the convention.
At this time, PMC is working with out hotel partners for new blocks and rooms that will be ready for you as soon as possible. Once that is available we will post it. This process may take a week or two as they are short handed. You can also contact the hotel of your choice for new block information. They will let you know the process of whether your current reservation is already canceled, or if it can be transferred.
PMC is also working with our incredible guests to reconfirm their availability to come to the show and meet you! As always, we want Power Morphicon to be a wonderful experience for its attendees. We are working around the clock to make the next one unforgettable.
Dear PMC Members,
We are keeping on top of the COVID-19 Crisis and how it relates to Power Morphicon Convention in the state of California. We will be making an official statement on how this situation will affect our show. Please keep your eyes on our website and official social media in the upcoming weeks.
Thank you for your patience while we all figure this out together.
We are moving the Convention to the Moon. We asked Rita Repulsa if that was ok, and she is totally on board with it. Travel will be by the Astro Megazord express launching from Long Beach California. More details to follow. 04/01/2020