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he Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Return…with The White Ranger!

First Comics News - Sun, 02/17/2019 - 02:43

“Necessary Evil” Reveals The True Fate of Power Rangers in June 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2019) – BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc., announced today that the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will make their official return after the events of Shattered Grid in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40, arriving in stores June 2019.

The new series creative team of writer Ryan Parrott (Go Go Power Rangers) and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) begin a bold new era as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back in Angel Grove…with the White Ranger as their leader! But what happened to the team after they defeated Lord Drakkon? And what does the White Ranger’s first appearance mean for the future of the team? Those answers – and more – arrive in the first chapter of Power Rangers: Necessary Evil, as shocking secrets are revealed!

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40 features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Naomi), with variant covers by Goñi Montes (Sandman Universe) and Kris Anka (Runaways).

New York Times Bestselling author Ryan Parrott is a writer in multiple mediums. A graduate of Chapman University, Parrott has written on television series NBC’s Revolution and Hulu’s Chance. In comics, Ryan was a co-writer on DC’s Batman: Gates of Gotham, several of IDW’s Star Trek titles, including Starfleet Academy, Boldly Go and Manifest Destiny, as well as the NBC series finale Revolution: Endgame. Parrott was one of the key architects of the landmark Power Rangers: Shattered Grid comic book event and currently writes Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers at BOOM! Studios, along with creator-owned projects Volition and Oberon for Aftershock Comics, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.

“I’m writing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The reality of that statement hasn’t quite sunk in yet but I’m sure when it does, I’ll feel a mixture of exhilaration, disbelief and sheer panic,” said writer Ryan Parrott. “Working on the franchise for the last two years has been one of the most creatively rewarding experiences of my life, not only because of the incredibly talented people I get to collaborate with behind the scenes but also because of all the amazing fans I’ve encountered along the way. I’m not going to lie. Kyle Higgins set the bar unapologetically high with his work on the series so far, not to mention the biggest Power Ranger comic book event ever in Shattered Grid, but I’m looking forward to digging deep into these characters we all love and building off the stage that’s been set. May the power protect me.”

Born and raised in Milano, Daniele Di Nicuolo made his American comics debut with Mirror’s Edge at Dark Horse. He has since worked with numerous publishers like IDW Publishing on The Infinite Loop Vol. 2, distinguishing himself at BOOM! Studios on top-selling series including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink and as the main artist on Mighty Morphn Power Rangers during the record-breaking Shattered Grid event celebrating the franchise’s 25th anniversary.

“If with Shattered Grid we went big, now we’re going deep, straight to the core of what means to be Power Rangers and, most of all, what consequences come from choices made for a greater good,” said artist Daniele Di Nicuolo. “I couldn’t be happier to reunite with BOOM! Studios and the Rangers again. I’m super excited to explore the fallout of the adventures that we started with Kyle and honored to face this new journey with a great writer like Ryan, my pal Walter Baiamonte and so much of the crew from Shattered Grid. It’s Morphin time again!”

Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating over 25 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 milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, Power Rangers: Super Ninja Steel currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

“The first appearance of the White Ranger is only one of the big revelations in Necessary Evil, as we learn just what happened after the Mighty Morphin team disappeared after the events of Shattered Grid,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Ryan and Daniele, along with our partners at Hasbro, have crafted a Power Rangers epic with surprises around every turn and an ending that changes everything!”

Print copies of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #40  will be available on June 26th, 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 the BOOM! Studios app.

Softcover collections of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Go Go Power Rangers and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.

For continuing news on the MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

For more on Saban’s Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on http://rangernation.com/, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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Title: Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Three # 1

First Comics News - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 22:48

Title: Princeless: Raven The Pirate Princess: Year Three # 1
Publisher: Action Lab Comics
Written by: Jeremy Whitley
Pencils by: Xenia Pamfil
Inks by: Christine Hipp
Colors by: Lexillo
Lettered by: Justin Birch
Cover by: Sorah Suhng and Eddy Swan
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.actionlabcomics.com
Comments: Raven and Ximena make such a cute couple. It is wonderful to see Ximena standing up for herself. This relationship is based on love but it is also going to be one of equality. The art illustrates these two as beautiful young women.
The crew of women pirates has girls from all over the world and even some members that are not quite human. This does add a nice touch to the crew.
Who is Charan Mirga and how does Raven know her? What past relationship have they had? Will Ximena be jealous?
There is not a lot of action this issue yet there is excitement and a lot to keep you interested.
The characters are such a variety each one will draw you in and holds your interest. These pirate girls are gorgeous and done in a realistic way as to their attitude. These are women that other women will be able to identify with and others too.

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Valiant Entertainment Scores Three of the Top Five Best-selling Non-Premier Comics in 2018, Including the Launch of BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT at #1

First Comics News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 19:13

According to Diamond Comics Distributors, Valiant placed 34 titles in the top 100 best-selling comics of the year, the most of any non-premier publisher


BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Cover A by Felipe Massafera.
BRS was the top-selling non-premier comic in 2018.

New York, NY (February 15, 2018) – Valiant Entertainment is proud to share the news it placed 34 titles on Diamond Comics Distributors’ list of the 100 best-selling comics of 2018 by non-premier publishers, including three in the top five with BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 (1st position), LIVEWIRE #1 (3rd position), and SHADOWMAN (2018) #1 (5th position). Other titles on the list include HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (20th position), SHADOWMAN (2018) #2 (35th position), and X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 (43rd position).

Valiant’s 34 titles in the top 100 are the most by any non-premier publisher. “This is a remarkable achievement and it was due to a number of factors,” said Publisher Fred Pierce. “Credit goes to the Valiant Family staff, who is brilliant and works as hard as anyone in the industry; to our retail partners, who continue to have faith in us and we respect their work and all-important hand-selling on the front lines; to the press that consistently cover us and write reviews; to DMG, our new shield, for their support in so many ways; and MOST, MOST IMPORTANT, TO OUR AMAZING FANS, who are the most loyal in the industry. Everyone should look forward to our topping ourselves in 2019 with all the great projects on the drawing board.”

In 2018, Valiant worked with some of the industry’s top creators, including writers Jeff Lemire, Jody Houser, Matt Kindt, Christos Gage, Eric Heisserer, Peter Milligan, and Andy Diggle; and artists Trevor Hairsine, Doug Braithwaite, Tomás Giorello, Juan José Ryp, CAFU, and Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín.

“Day in and day out, Valiant is honored to work with some of the best creative minds in the world,” remarked Senior Editorial Director Robert Meyers. “Our creators live and breathe the Valiant Universe, giving us incredible stories, brilliant art, and highly entertaining comics.”

Valiant launched seven new titles in 2018 and carried over popular runs of X-O MANOWAR, BLOODSHOT SALVATION, QUANTUM AND WOODY!, and NINJA-K from the previous year.

Valiant is the publisher of the largest independent superhero universe in comics, featuring such iconic characters as X-O Manowar, Shadowman, Ninjak, Archer and Armstrong, Livewire, and Bloodshot, who is also starring in an upcoming film from Sony Pictures starring action superstar Vin Diesel.

In the coming months, Valiant will launch several new titles, including INCURSION by Andy Diggle, Alex Paknadel, and Doug Braithwaite and THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN by Tini Howard and Amilcar Pinna in February; THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TOYO HARADA by Joshua Dysart and CAFU in March; PUNK MAMBO by Cullen Bunn and Adam Gorham in April; FALLEN WORLD by Dan Abnett and Adam Pollina in May; and KILLERS by B. Clay Moore and Fernando Dagnino in July.

The publisher intends to announce five more new launches for 2019.

In addition, Valiant is one of 12 Gold publishers for Free Comic Book Day (May 4, 2019) with its offering of the VALIANT FCBD 2019 BLOODSHOT SPECIAL, featuring two brand-new stories exclusive to the issue.

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