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Wait, What Just Happened in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9!? Spoilers Within!

new-rangerUsually, I like to stay away from spoilers, but this one is sanctioned by the publisher and it’s something that’s probably being missed by fans of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It also explains why the comic was sold out at two comic stores I visited today (likely under ordered so expect a new printing).

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9 introduces a brand new mysterious Power Ranger with shocking origins. The comic from BOOM! Studios is out today in print and digitally.

This marks the first time a new Power Ranger has been created in “Mighty Morphin” continuity since the series debuted over 23 years ago. The mysterious new Ranger is a key architect behind the chaos that has plagued the Mighty Morphin team since the launch of the comic book series. This reveal is part of a long-term story with far-reaching effects and consequences.

The new Ranger, featuring an all-new costume, was developed by series writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Hadrian’s Wall), main cover artist Jamal Campbell, Saban Brands, and BOOM! Studios. Check out the appearance of the mysterious new Ranger in the art below from the issue by artist Hendry Prasetya.

The identity of this new Power Ranger will be revealed in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #11 by Higgins and Prasetya, on sale in January. December’s issue #10 will feature a “break in the action” story featuring a solo adventure centered on the Blue Ranger, Billy Cranston.

February’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #12 (also by Higgins and Prasetya) will reveal the origin of this mysterious new Ranger.

Expect both of those issues to sell out so make sure to pre-order through your local comic shop (or buy it digitally).


Preview: Rowans Ruin TP

Rowans Ruin TP

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Mike Carey
Artist: Mike Perkins
Cover Artist: Mike Perkins
Price: $19.99

From bestselling novelist Mike Carey (The Girl with All The Gifts, Lucifer) and artist Mike Perkins (Deathlok), Rowans Ruin will keep readers guessing right up to the harrowing conclusion.

Katie has always had a fascination with history. So when she’s offered a house swap with a girl from Britain, she jumps at the chance to summer at Rowans Rise—a house older than her entire home country. But something about the place feels wrong. And then the nightmares begin, which spurs Katie to investigate the history of this house. It doesn’t take long for her to learn that sometimes the past is best left alone.

Collects the complete limited series.


Preview: Munchkin #23

Munchkin #23

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Nicole Andelfinger, Sam Sykes
Artist: Len Peralta, Maddi Gonzalez
Cover Artist: Mike Luckas
Price: $3.99

Spyke and Flower head down the rabbit hole for a Wonderland-themed adventure!


Preview: Adventure Time: Islands OGN

Adventure Time: Islands OGN

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ashly Burch
Artist: Diigii Daguna
Cover Artists: Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline
Price: $9.99

Written by Adventure Time show writer Ashly Burch and illustrated by Diigii Daguna, this original graphic novel stars Bunny Girl (a.k.a. Jo) and is set roughly a thousand years before the current Adventure Time timeline with Finn and Jake.

In the wake of the Great Mushroom War and the vampire infestation, the remaining humans of Ooo have set sail for safer shores. Disaster strikes, and Bunny Girl (aka Jo), Marceline’s precocious young friend, must brave the dangers of the wild to get back to her tribe, and maybe gain a sense of self-reliance along the way.

Features a cover illustrated by the artist team of Braden Lamb & Shelli Paroline, who were the original artists on KaBOOM!’s Adventure Time comics for the first 36 issues.


Preview: Lucas Stand #6 (of 6)

Lucas Stand #6 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Kurt Sutter & Caitlin Kittredge
Artist: Jesús Hervás
Cover Artist: Chris Visions
Price: $3.99

Final issue! Lucas jumps into the future for the first time and discovers what the influencer demon’s plans will lead to.


Preview: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #9

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Hendry Prasetya
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jamal Campbell
Incentive Cover 1: Goñi Montes
Incentive Cover 2: Julio Cesar
Unlockable Action Figure Variant: Telmos Santos & David Ryan Robinson
Unlockable Villain Variant: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Price: $3.99

While Tommy and Jason face off against Black Dragon on the Moon, the rest of the Rangers seek a means to jump-start their powers and save their Zords from his influence! With Billy’s life on the line, will the Rangers overcome their greatest challenge or find defeat in the claws of this familiar foe?


Preview: Regular Show Vol. 7 TP

Regular Show Vol. 7 TP

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Mad Rupert
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artist: Derek Charm
Price: $14.99

Muscle Man and Starla may not seem like the next big literary talents, but when their supernatural love story finds a big audience, they start attracting a pair of agents, and the battle for their hearts—er, manuscript—begins! Can Mordecai and Rigby help Muscle Man and Starla choose the right destiny, or will their own manuscript take center stage? Collects issues #25-28.


Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter Announces Sisters of Sorrow from BOOM! Studios

Kurt Sutter has announced the creation of a new series, Sisters of Sorrow, with comic book publisher BOOM! Studios. The prolific creator of television shows (Sons of Anarchy, The Bastard Executioner, upcoming Mayans MC) and feature films (Southpaw) is originating new content in the world of comic books first.

This new concept is the latest in a line of comic books and graphic novels from the top-rated Sutter at BOOM! Studios. Previously, Sutter supervised new, original stories in BOOM!’s hit Sons of Anarchy comic book series and launched an original miniseries, Lucas Stand, with the best-selling award-winning publisher.

Sisters of Sorrow is the story of four women, all victims of violent crimes, who unite to exact revenge on their perpetrators. By day, they are peaceful community activists in downtown LA. By night, they don bulletproof black leather under crisp white habits, strapped with state-of-the art weapons and the skills to use them.

Yep, nuns with guns, baby.

Sisters of Sorrow is set to debut in July 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Kurt Sutter. Photo: FX Networks

Kurt Sutter. Photo: FX Networks

Preview: Over the Garden Wall #8

Over the Garden Wall #8

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: George Mager
Artists: George Mager
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: F Choo
Subscription Cover: Gang Yi
Price: $3.99

It’s a miserably hot day at Miss Langtree’s school, so three varmints sneak off to play in the river!


Preview: Lumberjanes #32

Lumberjanes #32

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Artist: Carey Pietsch
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Kat Leyh
Incentive Cover: Feifei Ruan
Price: $3.99

Diane knows how to fix everything, but it might be too much to ask. Will the Lumberjanes be able to help her before everyone is turned into stone?


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