The Secret History Of The Power Rangers Is Revealed In Necessary Evil
by James Ferguson
Boom! Studios, under license by Hasbro has already teased the next big Power Rangers event, “Necessary Evil” kicking off in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40. The publisher has announced that this storyline will extend into Go Go Power Rangers with July’s issue #21 from writers Ryan Parrott & Sina Grace and artist Francesco Mortarino. They intend to dig into the secret history behind the team with all new characters, new alliances, and answers to some of the biggest questions from fans.
After surviving a war with Lord Drakkon that shook both time and space, reality has been reset, but has the danger really passed? The Power Rangers don’t remember the events of the incredible Shattered Grid event. In searching for answers, one of them will embark on a path that will reveal an explosive, previously untold story in the Power Rangers mythos that will change everything we thought we knew.
Writer Ryan Parrott says:
Two years ago, I started on Go Go Power Rangers with the goal of crafting a series that placed an emphasis on character and focused as much on teenage relationships as it did on giant monsters. Naturally, when I was offered the chance to write Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, I assumed my time exploring the personal lives of the ‘Teenagers with Attitude’ was over. Thankfully… I was wrong. Now, while the current iteration of Go Go Power Rangers is about to draw to a close, an exciting new chapter awaits. I’m thrilled to have the incredible talents of Sina Grace and Francesco Mortarino coming onboard and I promise that Go Go’s style and sensibilities will remain constant, even as we introduce new and familiar characters, recontextualize iconic series moments and explore bold new areas of the Power Ranger mythology. I really hope you all come along for the journey.
Go Go Power Rangers #21 will feature a main cover by Amelia Vidal and variant covers by Miguel Mercado and Gleb Melnikov. More will be announced soon.
Writer Sina Grace adds:
As a lifelong Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan, and I’m thrilled to work beside Ryan on one of the most exciting chapters in the Rangers’ history. Mom, if you’re reading this: thanks for waiting in line before work to get me that Megazord.
After Shattered Grid, I am all in for Necessary Evil. With Ryan Parrott involved in both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers, I’m excited to see how this storyline shapes up as he’s done some great work with these characters so far.
Artist Francesco Mortarino says:
Till I started on my first page, working on Go Go Power Rangers sounded incredible. Now that I’m on board it’s even better than I ever imagined, so it’s time to wake up from this dream and give 100% to draw these issues.
Go Go Power Rangers #21 is set for release on July 10th, 2019.
Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios adds:
Necessary Evil is the biggest Power Rangers story we’ve ever told and we knew that Go Go Power Rangers would play a key role– with epic introductions and revelations, along with the big emotions you’ve come to love, from the series. Fans can read Go Go Power Rangers independent of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but those who pick up both series will see just how we’re crafting our most ambitious and most shocking Power Rangers comic book epic yet. The events in Go Go Power Rangers directly inform the debut of the White Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but Ryan, Sina and Francesco have also made sure this story stands on its own as well.