12:48pm PT by Graeme McMillan
'Power Rangers' Movie Is Already Getting a Sequel — in Comic Book Form
Saban's Power Rangers is still three months away from release, but plans have already been announced for the Mighty Morphin' team's follow-up engagement — except that it won't be happening on the big screen. Or even the small one.
Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock will be a new graphic novel published by BOOM! Studios in association with Saban Brands, featuring Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zack and Billy in their first adventure together since the movie's conclusion. The 96-page title was announced Monday by BOOM!, which already published the ongoing Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers comic book series, based on the original TV incarnation of the property.
Aftershock will be written by Ryan Parrott, who handled IDW's Star Trek: Starfleet Academy series, with art by Lucas Werneck. Two different editions will be available: a mass-market edition with a cover featuring a photo of the movie characters and an illustrated edition — seen at the top of this post — available exclusively in comic book stores.
Saban's Power Rangers: Aftershock is set to be released March 29, five days after the release of the Power Rangers movie.