The Rangers’ DARKEST HOUR Goes BACK TO PRINT September 2023
Los Angeles, CA (August 15, 2023) — BOOM! Studios, under license by leading toy and game company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), announced today MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #111, the beginning of the DARKEST HOUR event, taking place after the bold and greatly anticipated Reunited, Recharged era of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with a superstar creative lineup of writer Melissa Flores (Power Rangers, The Dead Lucky), artist Simona Di Gianfelice (Firefly), colorist Raúl Angulo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (The Woods, Irredeemable) in the kickoff of this monumental 12-month event, has sold out at the distributor level!
Mistress Vile has won, or so it seems, with control of the Grid and Dark Specter’s infections spreading through the universe! The Rangers are presented with the impossible choice of saving either their friend or the universe from Dark Specter, and find themselves separated and stranded until they receive help from the last team they’d expect, but not be the help they were hoping for.
In the tradition of Shattered Grid and perfectly timed with the 30th anniversary of Power Rangers, writer Melissa Flores and artist Simona Di Gianfelice kick off the event they’ve been building toward for the last year that will forever change the Power Rangers universe.
In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #111 SECOND PRINTING, featuring brand new cover art by legendary artist Dan Mora (Once & Future), available in stores September 13, 2023.
“The DARKEST HOUR has already set the bar incredibly high for the Power Rangers,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “Melissa, Simona, Raúl, and Ed have truly created the biggest event to date in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS history and we’re committed to ensuring every fan is able to jump on board with the first chapter!”
Celebrating 30 continuous years on the air, Power Rangers has become one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with more than 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the series celebrates its 30th year with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, an anniversary special streaming exclusively on Netflix. The 30th overall season of Power Rangers, “Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury,” premieres Fall 2023 exclusively on Netflix.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS 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; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; 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; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; and Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #111 FIRST PRINTING will be available August 23, 2023 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.