Their audiences may not believe it, but two of the most powerful brands of the 1990s are finally joining forces. When Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 arrives in December, seeing Leonardo and Jason unite against Tommy and Shredder is only the beginning.
Thanks to a new partnership between BOOM! Studios, IDW, and Nickelodeon have announced an all-new, five-issue limited series event. The series will be written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) with art from Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), bringing the forces of the Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles together for the first time. But will they meet as enemies... or allies? That's the question fans never dared to ask, but will finally have answered when the series begins this December.
Fans of the Power Rangers comics will already be familiar with Parrot's work, most notably in the successful Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic book event, as well as currently writing both the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers at BOOM! Studios. And if any fan of either TV series doubts Parrot's investment in the book, his comments (via official press release) confirm that he is just as excited as the audience:
Honestly, I’m pretty certain keeping this project a secret has taken years off my life. These two iconic franchises were my TV parents, each teaching me valuable life lessons thirty minutes at a time. The Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles are too insanely awesome not to bring together. I mean, they’re both color-coded teenage martial artists who fight monsters! It just makes too much sense! A huge thank you to Hasbro and Nickelodeon for letting me play with so many of their wonderful toys, as it is truly an honor to be a part of such an exciting crossover. I’m the luckiest kid in the world, and I cannot wait for you all to see what we’ve been putting together.
As if the premise alone isn't enough to get fans on board, they can feast their eyes on the first plot synopsis (betrayal!) and credits below. In addition to the official cover art by Dan Mora, there are also a range of variants by Goni Montes to collect, featuring each of the Ninja Turtles holding the helmet of the Red Ranger. Good luck choosing a favorite.
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Release Date: December 4th, 2019
- Written by: Ryan Parrott
- Art by: Simone Di Meo
- Cover Art by: Dan Mora
- Variant Cover Art by: Goni Montes
- THE MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS AND THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME! The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger) but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they ‘re confronted by another (fr)enemy… the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?! Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and maybe team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 will be available at your local comic book shop on December 4th, 2019, or via the BOOM! Studios webstore.