US publisher BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc., has revealed a first look at a new oversized special issue, Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1, from rising star writer Frank Gogol (Dead End Kids), acclaimed artist Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn) colourist Igor Monti (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Once & Future) present the first full appearance of the Phantom Ranger in a story that will ripple through the Power Rangers franchise this month (June 2021).
Answering Zordon’s call, the Phantom Ranger investigates the aftermath of an Empyreal attack. Only to discover their connection to an ancient evil he encountered long ago… which may have finally returned to threaten the entire universe.
Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1 features main cover art by Dan Mora (Once & Future) and variant cover art by illustrators Junggeun Yoon (Spider-woman), Vincenzo Riccardi (Something is Killing the Children), and Derrick Chew (Harley Quinn).
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season with Power Rangers Dino Fury currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and now streaming on Netflix in the United States.
• Print copies of Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1 will be available on Wednesday 30th June 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops, including Forbidden Planet (Affiliate Link) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle
• Softcover and hardcover collections of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold (including AmazonUK – Affiliate Link)
This post was updated 6th July 2021 after previous posting problems
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Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.