Papercutz, the industry’s leading children’s graphic novel publisher, has announced plans to publish an ongoing series of graphic novels featuring the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the heroic “teenagers with attitude” who kick-started the global phenomenon 20 years ago. Today, Power Rangers is the #1 live-action television series for boys, airing in 150 markets. With new a new iteration every season, longtime fans haven’t seen new adventures of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers since 1995.
“Ever since we began publishing POWER RANGERS comics, it’s been my dream to bring back the Mighty Morphin team,” said series editor Michael Petranek. “I grew up with the TV show, which makes this all the more special. I want to see Rita Repulsa again. I want to see stories that take place between the original episodes. We’ve been waiting over 15 years for new stories with these characters! With the 20th anniversary of the show’s debut this year, it just made too much sense not to do this.”
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS will be a companion series to the main POWER RANGERS graphic novel series, which is aligned with the current television season airing on Nickelodeon, Power Rangers Megaforce. Both will be written and illustrated by fan-favorite creative team Stefan Petrucha and PH Marcondes. The first volume of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS releases in May 2014.