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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Usagi Yojimbo’ one-shot coming September 2024

During a routine Rita Repulsa attack, the Rangers’ morphers do something unexpected…by hurling them back to the Edo era of Japan!

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BOOM! Studios has revealed a new crossover one-shot celebrating Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo is on the way via Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Usagi Yojimbo! Written by Ryan Parrott with art by Shawn Daley and colors by James Fenner, the crossover between the Ronin Rabbit and everyone’s favorite teenagers with attitude hits shelves September 2024.

“I’m really excited with Usagi’s crossover with the Power Rangers,” said comics legend Stan Sakai. “This is the first time Usagi has teamed up with real superheroes (that do not have shells)!  It’s a great story with fantastic art!”

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So what’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Usagi Yojimbo about?

During a routine Rita Repulsa attack, the Rangers’ morphers do something unexpected…by hurling them back to the Edo era of Japan!

Upon arriving at their historic destination, the mysterious Ogasawara begs the Rangers for their help. But the enemy they face isn’t what they were expecting…and our band of heroes will have to face a painful revelation if they want to save the day and return home.

“I think one of the most exciting elements of comics is the unexpected crossover, so when BOOM! Studios asked me if I was interested in pairing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with Usagi Yojimbo, I didn’t hesitate,” said veteran Power Rangers scribe Ryan Parrott. “I’ve been a fan of Stan Sakai’s work and the epic story he’s been telling my whole life, so it was a true honor to get to step into that world and play with those characters. Plus, the moment I saw Shawn Daley’s artwork, I knew this had the potential to be an insanely fun, one of a kind ride that hopefully both Ranger and Samurai fans will enjoy.”

This epic, oversized issue will feature a main cover by Taurin Clarke (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), along with variant covers by the incomparable Stan Sakai with colors by Emi Fujii, Jared Cullum (Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow), Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return), and Takeshi Miyazawa (Mech Cadets)!

“Some characters feel destined to cross paths, and I hadn’t realized how much I needed this team-up until I was asked to help bring it to life,” said artist Shawn Daley. “Stan Sakai’s legendary work was a formative introduction to comics for me, and as a lifelong fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the combination hits hard. That’s in no small part to Ryan’s incredibly fun script, which has been a privilege to draw. I also got to use my original Power Rangers figures for reference material–an artist’s dream come true!”

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LOS ANGELES, CA (June 20, 2024) – In celebration of the monumental 40th anniversary of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo, BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Hasbro invite fans to discover the match made in crossover heaven with the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/USAGI YOJIMBO one-shot! Written by veteran Power Rangers scribe Ryan Parrott, illustrated by Shawn Daley (Ogre), and colored by James Fenner (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Shapeshifters), the crossover between the Ronin Rabbit and everyone’s favorite teenagers with attitude hits shelves September 2024.

During a routine Rita Repulsa attack, the Rangers’ morphers do something unexpected…by hurling them back to the Edo era of Japan!

Upon arriving at their historic destination, the mysterious Ogasawara begs the Rangers for their help. But the enemy they face isn’t what they were expecting…and our band of heroes will have to face a painful revelation if they want to save the day and return home.

“I’m really excited with Usagi’s crossover with the Power Rangers,” said comics legend Stan Sakai. “This is the first time Usagi has teamed up with real superheroes (that do not have shells)!  It’s a great story with fantastic art!”

“I think one of the most exciting elements of comics is the unexpected crossover, so when BOOM! Studios asked me if I was interested in pairing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with Usagi Yojimbo, I didn’t hesitate,” said veteran Power Rangers scribe Ryan Parrott. “I’ve been a fan of Stan Sakai’s work and the epic story he’s been telling my whole life, so it was a true honor to get to step into that world and play with those characters. Plus, the moment I saw Shawn Daley’s artwork, I knew this had the potential to be an insanely fun, one of a kind ride that hopefully both Ranger and Samurai fans will enjoy.”

This epic, oversized issue will feature a main cover by Taurin Clarke (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), along with variant covers by the incomparable Stan Sakai with colors by Emi Fujii, Jared Cullum (Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow), Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return), and Takeshi Miyazawa (Mech Cadets)!

“Some characters feel destined to cross paths, and I hadn’t realized how much I needed this team-up until I was asked to help bring it to life,” said artist Shawn Daley. “Stan Sakai’s legendary work was a formative introduction to comics for me, and as a lifelong fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the combination hits hard. That’s in no small part to Ryan’s incredibly fun script, which has been a privilege to draw. I also got to use my original Power Rangers figures for reference material–an artist’s dream come true!”

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/USAGI YOJIMBO #1 will be available in comic shops September 25, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.

Fans can look forward to many exciting POWER RANGERS announcements from BOOM! Studios in the coming months, including exciting plans for San Diego Comic-Con.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/USAGI YOJIMBO #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Underheist by David and Maria Lapham; and Animal Pound by Tom King and Peter Gross. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Corrino from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Simone Ragazzoni; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle, Rubine, and Francesco Pisa.

For continuing news on POWER RANGERS comics and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on X.

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