The Justice League is about to meet another super team.
Today, it was revealed DC’s legendary team of heroes will be introduced to the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers in an epic six-issue crossover series. DC, Saban Brands and BOOM! Studios are teaming up to make this miniseries happen. The first issue in the monthly series is set to hit your LCS in January.
So does this mean Angel Grove is now part of the DC Universe? Not quite. The hook for the story is that, when the Power Rangers’ Command Center in Angel Grove is infiltrated, the teleports are damaged and Zack the Black Ranger is sent to a parallel universe filled with superheroes. The other Power Rangers have to scramble to find Zack and save him from Batman.
In addition to the Caped Crusader, the other Justice Leaguers will include: Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern John Stewart, the Flash and Cyborg. The series is written by Tom Taylor (Injustice: Gods Among Us) and drawn by Stephen Byrne (Justice League of America Rebirth: The Ray). In addition to the regular covers drawn by Gotham Academy artist Karl Kerschel, there will also be variant covers featuring one member of the JL facing against one of the Power Rangers.
This is far from the first time DC’s superheroes have met heroes from a different universe. DC’s history of cross-universe undertakings began to 1976, with the historic Superman vs. The Amazing Spider-Man issue. Along the way, Batman has met up with The Predator and Grendel in separate adventures, and most recently even tag-teamed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The crew of Star Trek also met up with, at different times, the Legion of Superheroes and Green Lantern.
What do you think of this latest crossover? Are you excited about it? Planning to check it out? Let us know in the comments below!
Here's the full press release announcing the series:
DC, BOOM! STUDIOS AND SABAN BRANDS ANNOUNCE
JUSTICE LEAGUE/MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS!
Angel Grove’s Teenagers with Attitude Encounter DC’s Most Popular
Super Heroes in January Crossover Miniseries
Variant Cover Program to Pair Power Rangers with Different Justice League Members
BURBANK, CA (October 14, 2016) – On January 11, two of comics’ greatest teams will combine their powers and abilities for the first time! The Justice League—Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern John Stewart, the Flash and Cyborg—meet Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in a six-issue monthly miniseries from New York Times best-selling writer Tom Taylor (INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US, GREEN LANTERN CORPS: EDGE OF OBLIVION) and artist Stephen Byrne (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA REBIRTH: THE RAY).
“DC and BOOM! Studios teaming up on this crossover is a dream come true for fans of Saban’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Justice League,” said Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President, Editorial Strategy and Administration, DC Entertainment. “Stories like this are a great way to have that ‘what if’ itch scratched, combining favorite characters from different publishers in epic adventures.”
Something terrible has happened in Angel Grove when the Power Rangers’ Command Center is breached and the teleporters are damaged! Zack the Black Ranger is flung into an alternate universe full of citizens possessing outrageous powers and wearing strange costumes. Will Jason the Red Ranger, Trini the Yellow Ranger, Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Billy the Blue Ranger and Tommy the Green Ranger be able to get to Zack in time to save him from Batman?
"Everyone at BOOM! is thrilled to be part of an event of this magnitude,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “We have iconic characters meeting for the first time that are beloved the world over! Our imaginations have been racing since the moment this kicked off with our friends at DC and Saban Brands. Get ready...this is one event that's not to be missed."
In addition to the standard covers drawn by Karl Kerschl (GOTHAM ACADEMY: SECOND SEMESTER), each issue will feature a variant cover drawn by one of comics’ most popular artists, pairing each member of the League with a different Power Ranger:
- Batman/Pink Ranger by Dan Hipp
- Cyborg/Blue Ranger by Dustin Nguyen
- The Flash/Black Ranger by Yasmine Putri
- Green Lantern John Stewart/Yellow Ranger by Marguerite Sauvage
- Superman/Green Ranger by Chris Sprouse
- Wonder Woman/Red Ranger by Marcus To
“With their talented roster of writers and artists, DC and BOOM! Studios bring to life the world’s greatest superheroes, including the iconic Power Rangers,“ said Janet Hsu, CEO at Saban Brands. “With DC, BOOM! Studios and Saban Brands partnering, we will bring fans a legendary crossover that will stand the test of time, just as these historical superheroes have done individually for decades.”