The Power Rangers movie won't be out until the end of March 2017, but Saban is already betting big on the film. Today, they announced on IGN that a sequel to Power Rangers will hit just five days after the movie's release - in comic book stores. Power Rangers: Aftershock will be an in-canon graphic novel that follows up on the film's story.
The movie hits theaters March 24, and the graphic novel, from BOOM! Studios, hits stores March 29. A movie-image cover will sell the book in bookstores, and a comic-illustrated cover will be sold in comic shops. Writer Ryan Parrott and artist Lucas Werneck are handling the book, with Greg Smallwood on the illustrated cover.
So what's the comic book sequel about? Well, the synopsis isn't really saying much, to be expected since the movie has been secretive as well. The title, "Aftershock," implies that there's a seismic shift (sorry) in the lives of the Rangers after the events of the film, and they need to pick up the pieces a bit.
"From the publisher of the critically acclaimed Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic series comes an original story set in the universe of the upcoming Power Rangers feature film. This explosive, all-new tale picks up immediately after the events of Lionsgate's highly anticipated movie, in theaters March 24, 2017. See the film, then deep dive into the continued adventures of Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack, and Billy! Written by Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Batman: Gates of Gotham) and illustrated by artist Lucas Werneck. Features an exclusive Previews cover edition by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight) available only through your local comic book shop!"
The graphic novel runs 96 pages and $14.99, and can be pre-ordered at comic shops and book stores. Check out the full covers below.
"Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove - and the world - is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it's too late, band together as the Power Rangers."
Power Rangers stars Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), David Denman (Sam Scott), Becky G. (Trini/Yellow Ranger), Sarah Grey (Amanda), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger), Emily Maddison (Rebecca), Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/Black Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger).
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Power Rangers is set to land in theaters on March 24, 2017.