Monday, January 13, 2020

Green Ranger Shredder to Make Debut in 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3'

FIRST APPEARANCE OF GREEN RANGER SHREDDER IN MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3

Discover a First Look at the Ninja Turtles’ Greatest Nemesis with Morphin Power in February 2020


BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. and in partnership with IDW and Nickelodeon, revealed today artist Simone di Meo’s character design for a brand new villain, the Green Ranger Shredder, who makes his first full appearance in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3, the latest issue of the highly acclaimed all-new five-issue limited series event!

Update (1/13) - BOOM! Studios announced today their presence at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Conference and Exhibition from January 24-28, 2020 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, will host panels and signings throughout the weekend. The award-winning publisher will return with a curated booth (#1633) environment and an exclusive limited edition Lumberjanes-themed tote bag, as well as special advance readers copies and chapbooks of hotly anticipated graphic novels including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Ryan Parrott and Simone di Meo! For BOOM! Studios' full 2020 ALA Midwinter Conference and Exhibition program line-up, visit http://www.boom-studios.com/archives/boom-studios-announces-presence-at-the-2020-ala-midwinter-conference/.

Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil), illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), colored by Walter Baiamonte (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and lettered by Ed Dukeshire (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must find a way to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new allies in an unexpected way.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 (OF 5) features a main cover by Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once & Future), with Turtle Ranger Helmet variant covers by Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and more!

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 will be available on February 5, 2020 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 Madefire.

Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios, including original graphic novels such as Saban’s Power Rangers: The Psycho Path, are available everywhere books are sold.

IDW’s extensive library of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphic novels – new stories tied into the Rise of the TMNT cartoon, remastered Eastman & Laird classics, IDW’s critically-acclaimed ongoing saga (now approaching its landmark 100th issue and available as the TMNT: The IDW Collection), and more – are available now at comic book shops and booksellers everywhere.


From ScreenRant:

Ninja Turtles' SHREDDER is The New Green Power Ranger

The Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles have joined forces in a comic crossover, but Shredder will be taking on both - as the NEW Green Ranger!

Warning: SPOILERS for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2

If any fans have been missing out on the comic book crossover Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it is officially time to jump on board. Because Tommy Oliver has finally given up the role of the most powerful Green Ranger... to Shredder. Yes, really.

The five-issue limited series event is the result of an alliance between IDW, BOOM! and Nickelodeon, specifically intended to give fans of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a crossover for the ages. One which has seen both teams of martial artists compare fighting styles -- first as enemies, and now as allies. The story so far has centered on Tommy Oliver joining the Foot Clan without informing his friends, but the true bombshells have now been dropped. Not only why Tommy attempted to infiltrate and manipulate Shredder, but how the dark villain hatched his own plan to strip Tommy of his power.

The creative team of Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) has delivered on expectations from the first issue, giving fans of both teams more than they could've hoped for. But as the heroes have put aside their weapons to uncover the real dangers taking shape, the villains have met, as well. And proving he's as dangerous for his mind as his muscles and martial arts, Shredder has unlocked the secret of Tommy's Power Coin. With Rita Repulsa knocking on his door, Shredder's timing (and appearance) couldn't be better.


The miniseries began innocently enough, following the Turtles as they responded to what seemed like an ordinary attack by the Foot Clan. The only thing different was the masked, long-haired, incredibly dangerous ninja leading them on their mission to steal a cutting-edge power cell. That ninja would eventually be ambushed by the Turtles, forcing him to reveal himself as Tommy Oliver, and activate his Power Coin to morph into his Green Ranger form. The other Rangers weren't far behind, but Tommy refused to fill anyone in on his mission. Thankfully, the readers soon learn the truth: Tommy has gone undercover among the Foot, seeking to save a boy named Tyler, who has been indoctrinated. The bad news? Tyler is so indoctrinated, he knocks Tommy unconscious to prove his own loyalty to Master Shredder.

Waking up in a cage -- and failing to realize that Shredder is hoping he will demonstrate how to activate his Power Coin -- Tommy transforms, before being blasted back into unconsciousness. Taking the Power Coin, presumably adding the Power Cell now in his possession, and facing a new, arrogant enemy in Rita Repulsa, Shredder does the only thing that makes sense. Tommy Oliver may need to find a new calling when (or if) Shredder sets him free. Because as of today, there is a new Green Ranger in town:


How will the Ninja Turtles and the Power Rangers take on the combined forces of Shredder, the Foot Clan, and Rita Repulsa? Will her hunger for power mean Rita sets his armies upon Shredder, as opposed to the heroes? Which option has a better chance to preventing the end of the world? These questions and more will be answered when Issue #3 arrives. But for now fans won't want to waste another minute before catching up, in which case the credits and plot synopsis for the next issue can be found below:

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
Release Date: February 5th, 2020
Written by: Ryan Parrott
Art by: Simone Di Meo
Cover Art by: Dan Mora
Variant Cover Art by: Goni Montes
Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must find a way to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new allies in an unexpected way.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #2 is available now at your local comic book shop. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 will arrive in stores on February 5th, 2020.

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Originally published: Thursday, January 09, 2020.

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