BOOM! Studios’ Free Comic Book Summer Features Power Rangers & Lumberjanes
by James Ferguson
Free Comic Book Day has changed into Free Comic Book Summer, spreading out the titles across a few months. BOOM! Studios has revealed the new release dates for its two titles, Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer and Lumberjanes: Farewell to Summer. Both comics serve as launching points for the next events for both series.
First up, on July 15th, 2020 is Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer, digging into the full origin story of the fan-favorite character, Kimberly Hart, the Pink Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from the alternate universe ruled by Lord Drakkon. This is the first time this story has been collected, featuring content from Go Go Power Rangers #9-12 and the exclusive short story from the sold-out Shattered Grid Deluxe Edition. The final page features a surprise appearance that leads into the next big moment in Power Rangers history. This is also conveniently timed, coming one week before the release of Power Rangers: Ranger Slayer #1.
Next, on August 5th, 2020, we’ve got Lumberjanes: Farewell to Summer, an all-new special written and illustrated by Aubrey Aiese, Dozerdraws, Maarta Laiho, Casey Nowak, polterink, Sarah Stern, and Brooklyn Allen, with a special preview of the Lumberjanes event, The End of Summer, which will launch in Lumberjanes #73 in September.
Filip Sablik, President of Publishing & Marketing, BOOM! Studios says:
Get ready for the launch of not one but TWO brand new exciting new events from BOOM! Studios with free issues of Power Rangers and Lumberjanes to kick each storyline off in momentous fashion. We’re thrilled to bring the magic of Free Comic Book Day to comic shops throughout this summer with two of our biggest franchises, perfect to draw in new readers and in support of comic shops everywhere.
Remember, while these comics are free to you, they are not free to the comic book shops, so please consider buying some other items when you go pick these up. It’s even more important now after stores start opening up in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.