BOOM! Studios' Power Rangers titles are crossing over in 2018 under the banner "Shattered Grid." Coinciding with the twenty-fifth anniversary of the franchise, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Go Go Power Rangers will crossover, as well as spawn two one-shots.
"Lord Drakkon - a twisted alternate-reality version of Tommy Oliver (a.k.a. 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."
The event will begin with March 21's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo, then follow to Go Go Power Rangers #9 in April.
"Call me sentimental, but I love anniversaries. Over the last two years, I've been weaving threads in the pages of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, all leading to the 25th anniversary of the franchise," says Higgins. "'Shattered Grid' is a massive Power Rangers event that's both a celebration of the property and also the largest comics story I've ever tackled. Lord Drakkon's plan is so much bigger than our Rangers, our world, and even our universe. The Grid is shattering, every Power Ranger in all of existence is at risk, and it's going to take more than just the Mighty Morphin team to stand against Drakkon's armies."
In a rare move for the publisher, BOOM! Studios is polybagging Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25 to prevent spoilers.
“The key to incorporating Go Go Power Rangers into 'Shattered Grid' was making the story integral to the event while never losing the personal stakes of the series -and we are doing that in a really exciting way,” says Go Go Power Rangers' writer Ryan Parrott. “A fan-favorite Ranger from the future is going to arrive, searching for Drakkon - and end up dividing our team in a very personal way. Thematically, Go Go has always been about examining the past in order to understand the future - and there's no clearer way of doing that than smashing them into one another in real time.”
'Shattered Grid' will have an extensive variant campaign, with six covers to MMPR #25 by Goñi Montes, randomly assorted in equal quantities, featuring Drakkon holding one of the Mighty Morphin Power Ranger helmets. A seventh 'chase variant' by Montes will also be mixed in, with the subject matter unknown. Additional variants - un-polybagged - will feature art by Humberto Ramos, Jordan Gibson, and Scott Koblish.
''Shattered Grid' has been something we’ve been planning from issue #0, with the singular goal of delivering the biggest Power Rangers story we could tell at BOOM! Studios,” says Dafna Pleban, BOOM! editor. “If you think you know where this story is going, think again—we’re making sure each issue of 'Shattered Grid' shows you something that no Ranger fan has seen before!”