New York, NY — Papercutz and Saban Brands have announced that the much anticipated first POWER RANGERS graphic novel in the blockbuster franchise’s 20-year history will see an early premiere at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI #1: “Memory Short,” which will be widely available on July 17, 2012, is based on the number one kids’ action series on television.
“We couldn’t think of a better place to sneak preview the first Power Rangers graphic novel than at Comic-Con International,” said Papercutz Publisher Terry Nantier. “Fans have been clamoring for this for a long time and we really can’t wait to hear what they think in person in San Diego.”
Papercutz will host special surprise appearances by the Power Rangers at Booth #2546 throughout the weekend.
“As the popularity of the Power Rangers continues to grow, we’re excited to partner with Papercutz on this series of graphic novels,” said Elie Dekel, president of Saban Brands. “Power Rangers fans everywhere have a new and exciting way to be entertained by their favorite heroes.”
POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI #1: “Memory Short” (64pp | Paperback ISBN: 9781597073318 / $6.99 | Hardcover ISBN: 9781597073325 / $10.99) is written by Stefan Petrucha (NANCY DREW, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, Donald Duck) and illustrated by Paulo Henrique (THE HARDY BOYS, LEGO NINJAGO, Myth Warriors). Papercutz graphic novels are available at all major retailers, bookstores, comic book stores, and digitally on comiXology.com.
Popular with reluctant readers and gifted readers alike, Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres, including humor, action adventure, mystery, horror, and favorite characters. Papercutz hits include THE SMURFS, LEGO® NINJAGO, POWER RANGERS, NANCY DREW, and more. Papercutz is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels.
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