The POWER RANGERS Team Up with USAGI YOJIMBO in BOOM! Studios’ Crossover Comic One-Shot — GeekTyrant

BOOM! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, and Hasbro have revealed a new crossover comic book one-shot that will see the Power Rangers team up with Usagi Yojimbo.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Usagi Yojimbo is coming in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Stan Sakai’s Usagi Yojimbo.

The comic was written by veteran Power Rangers scribe Ryan Parrott, illustrated by Shawn Daley (Ogre), and colored by James Fenner (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Shapeshifters), the crossover between the Ronin Rabbit and everyone’s favorite teenagers with attitude hits shelves September 2024. 

In the story, “During a routine Rita Repulsa attack, the Rangers’ morphers do something unexpected…by hurling them back to the Edo era of Japan!

“Upon arriving at their historic destination, the mysterious Ogasawara begs the Rangers for their help. But the enemy they face isn’t what they were expecting…and our band of heroes will have to face a painful revelation if they want to save the day and return home.”

Sakai said in a statement: “I’m really excited with Usagi’s crossover with the Power Rangers. This is the first time Usagi has teamed up with real superheroes (that do not have shells)!  It’s a great story with fantastic art!”

Parrott added: “I think one of the most exciting elements of comics is the unexpected crossover, so when BOOM! Studios asked me if I was interested in pairing the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with Usagi Yojimbo, I didn’t hesitate.

“I’ve been a fan of Stan Sakai’s work and the epic story he’s been telling my whole life, so it was a true honor to get to step into that world and play with those characters. Plus, the moment I saw Shawn Daley’s artwork, I knew this had the potential to be an insanely fun, one of a kind ride that hopefully both Ranger and Samurai fans will enjoy.”

This epic, oversized issue will feature a main cover by Taurin Clarke (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), along with variant covers by the incomparable Stan Sakai with colors by Emi Fujii, Jared Cullum (Usagi Yojimbo: Ice and Snow), Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Return), and Takeshi Miyazawa (Mech Cadets)!

Artist Shawn Daley said: “Some characters feel destined to cross paths, and I hadn’t realized how much I needed this team-up until I was asked to help bring it to life. Stan Sakai’s legendary work was a formative introduction to comics for me, and as a lifelong fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the combination hits hard.

“That’s in no small part to Ryan’s incredibly fun script, which has been a privilege to draw. I also got to use my original Power Rangers figures for reference material–an artist’s dream come true!”

The comic will be available on September 25, 2024.

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