Power Rangers: Shattered Grid Gets Free Comic Book Day Tie-In
by James Ferguson
Last week we received our first glimpse at some of the titles that will be available on Free Comic Book Day 2018. Among those books is the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 FCBD Special from BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands. This is a tie-in to Shattered Grid, the huge event that promises to shake the Power Rangers to their core. It features a story of how Zordon turns to the Morphin Masters for help as the Power Rangers battle Lord Drakkon (aka an evil version of Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger, from an alternate reality).
The comic will be written by Kyle Higgins and Ryan Parrott (the writers of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers, respectively) and illustrated by Diego Galindo. It will feature a cover by Jamal Campbell.
Power Rangers: Shattered Grid is the first comic book event story in the 25 year history of the franchise. It begins on March 21st, 2018 with a special polybagged edition of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo. Go Go Power Rangers #9 joins the event with Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora. The FCBD Special adds an additional angle to the storyline.
Writer Kyle Higgins said:
Ever since I started working on the Power Rangers comics with BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands, I’ve been leading up to this Shattered Grid event, and this FCBD book is an essential part of that storyline. This issue will have something for everyone, and best of all, it’s free!
Writer Ryan Parrott explains:
FCBD is a golden opportunity to give someone a free comic that can ultimately become their gateway book into more comics. This Power Rangers issue is our way of introducing the comics to new readers while advancing the Shattered Grid storyline at the same time.
Dafna Pelban, Editor, BOOM! Studios says:
Current fans of our Power Rangers comics are going be ecstatic to get an original story that ties into our major event next year. But the casual fan can also pick it up and get a taste of the great Power Rangers comics they’re missing!
Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Content adds:
The Saban Brands team is so excited to be a part of Free Comic Book Day and to offer a cool, fresh Mighty Morphin Power Ranger adventure for our current readers to enjoy while giving new readers an opportunity to discover this award-winning comic book series, which we are all so incredibly proud of.
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2018 Free Comic Book Day Special will be available at participating local comic book shops on May 5th, 2018. While the books are free for you, they do costs the retailers to order, so while you’re picking up your free comics, please also consider buying some other books to help out the shop.