When it comes to crossovers, we have been pretty fortunate as fans. Still, there was one in particular that I was surprised hasn’t happened yet. Thanks to a team up between Boom! Studios and IDW Publishing, it’s finally going to happen.
Just before SDCC 2019 we got the news that a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover will become a reality in December. The five issue series will be written by Power Rangers scribe Ryan Parrott, with art from Rangers illustrator Simone di Meo and covers by Dan Mora (seen above.) In a statement Parrott said, “Honestly, I’m pretty certain keeping this project a secret has taken years off my life. These two iconic franchises were my TV parents, each teaching me valuable life lessons thirty minutes at a time. The Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles are too insanely awesome not to bring together. I mean, they’re both color-coded teenage martial artists who fight monsters! It just makes too much sense!” said writer Ryan Parrott. “A huge thank you to Hasbro and Nickelodeon for letting me play with so many of their wonderful toys, as it is truly an honor to be a part of such an exciting crossover. I’m the luckiest kid in the world, and I cannot wait for you all to see what we’ve been putting together.”
We do have a short synopsis as well: The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver – AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger – but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted by another (fr)enemy – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!
Morphin Mutant time for the first issue is December 4, 2019.
Photo Credit: Boom! Studios