IDW And BOOM! Studios Announce ‘Godzilla Vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Comic Book Crossover
by Olly MacNamee
IDW Publishing under license by Toho International, Inc., and in partnership with BOOM! Studios and Hasbro (phew, that’s quite the list of partners, isn’t it?) have jointly announced an all-new five-issue comic book event, Godzilla Vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, coming in 2022.
Launching in March 2022, this monthly mini-series will be written by Cullen Bunn (Deadpool, Green Lantern, Godzilla: Cataclysm) with art by Freddie Williams II (Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, He-Man/ThunderCats).
“When Rita Repulsa uses an ancient artifact to transport herself to a universe without Power Rangers, she finds herself in a world with aliens, kaiju, and… Godzilla! Hoping to annihilate this new foe, Rita hurls her own terrible creatures into battle. But she never expects that the Rangers have followed her to this alternate reality, pitting the Dinozords themselves head-to-head with the King of the Monsters!”
Bunn, waxes lyrical about the new series:
“I am honored to bring two iconic franchises like Godzilla and the Power Rangers together. I’ve been a massive Godzilla fan since before I could read, and my love for the King of Monsters has never faded in all those years. Likewise, I’ve always loved Tokusatsu superheroics, and vividly remember watching the first episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers when it came out. This is a crossover that I suspect will take readers by surprise—but it makes complete sense! Writing for these characters is a dream come true for this giant monster-loving kid-at-heart, and when readers pick up this book, I want them to feel that sense of awe and wonder that these characters have inspired for decades!”
“This will be the biggest, most stratospheric crossover I’ve ever drawn! It’s the combination of so many big genres: Giant Monsters vs. Mechs, martial arts vs. science and magic, with lots of collateral destruction! I’ve been watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers episodes and Godzilla films to submerge my brain space, and have been reminded how fantastic and charming these designs are and how much fun prior creators had with their designs. I’m excited to contribute to the long legacies of these franchises!”
Godzilla Vs. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #1 will be available with a variety of variantt covers, including Cover A by series artist Freddie Williams II, Cover B by E.J. Su (Transformers), and a special connecting Retailer Incentive edition by Williams II which combines with the RI covers for issues #2-5 to make a glorious panorama of kaiju and Zord conflict! Out March, 2022.