News broke today that the Power Rangers comic book license is apparently up for grabs. Originally held by PaperCutZ, the publisher released books from Power Rangers Super Samurai and Power Rangers Megaforce, along with a hotly debated couple issues of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (hotly debated because many fans found them to be poorly written and riddled with errors – most notably the Free Comic Book Day issue). This news was broken by one of the artists on the book, Jolyon Yates, who shared on his personal website unpublished pages from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, stating that everything is in publishing limbo as the rights to publish the books are now up in the air.
With a movie coming out in 2017 and some concept images that leaked from said movie creating quite a stir, our thoughts are that Saban Brands would want to get Power Rangers back in to the comic world where comic book and comic book movies are now all the rage. Linked to this story is a poll where we ask you who should get the license to publish Power Rangers comic books/graphic novels, as well as our own thoughts on the likelihood of each company.
Our honest opinion? We’d like to see IDW Publishing take the helm. With their success record with Transformers, Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, My Little Pony (the list goes on) they could easily turn it in to a big hit. Imagine two comics – one starring Power Rangers Dino Charge for the kids and one for the more adult fan simply titled Power Rangers expanding the universe and bringing back fan-favorites. What are the Silver Guardians up to? What’s happening on Aquatar and Triforia? What about the Phantom Ranger and the Blue Senturion? The possibilities are endless – just like our imaginations.
If anything breaks on what happens with the license (whether PaperCutZ is able to renew or another company takes it) we will let you know. Join in our discussion and our poll!