Following the news of the sell out of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25, which is the kick off to the Power Rangers: Shattered Grid event, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands announced today that Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8, a prequel to POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID, has also sold out at a distributor level. This issue features the debut of the new Power Ranger known as the “Ranger Slayer,” a servant of Lord Drakkon…and a dark, alternate-reality version of Kimberly Hart (the Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger). To meet the overwhelming demand from fans, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 Second Printing Variant, featuring the art of Dan Mora, will hit stands on May 2, along with Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #9.
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID unfolds in issues from both Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers and include two special one-shots. Lord Drakkon—a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger)—and his newly reformed deadly army will cross dimensions in order to execute on a plan that threatens the very existence of every Power Ranger ever. For the first time in comic book history, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will join forces with some of the most popular Power Rangers teams in the franchise to face the threat.
“Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora and the whole team on Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers have been weaving an intimate story about the early, fragile days of Power Rangers – and the arrival of the Ranger Slayer will affect this team in ways no one expects,” said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Arriving in stores on the same day as the next issue of the series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8’s Second Printing Variant will allow every fan to discover the origin of the newest – and perhaps deadliest – Power Ranger.”
“We are so excited to see the amazing fan reaction to POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID and hope that the huge demand for this first issue will continue with every issue of this incredible event,” said Brian Casentini, Executive Producer, Power Rangers Franchise. “With every step in this creative process, we were determined to deliver to fans an epic experience and Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8’s Second Printing Variant is a must-read in the Shattered Grid saga.”
Print copies of Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers #8 may still be available at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.