The Power Rangers mythology is about to embark on a new chapter by introducing a new team of Rangers. Or you could say an old team, as an upcoming story line in the October issue (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #20) of the running series by Kyle Higgins will feature a story about a group of rangers in 1969. Given the time period of this story line, it will be no doubt focus on the Moon Landing and making sure Rita Repulsa isn’t released from her lunar prison. The official synopsis is:
An eye-opening new piece of Power Rangers history is revealed! Well before Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy, and Trini became Power Rangers, Zordon was forced to recruit Rangers to battle a foe who’s downright…psycho.
This is not the first time a Power Rangers story has focused on a group of rangers appearing in the past. An episode in the second season of the original Power Rangers TV series featured Kimberly being transported back in time to the Wild West era. There she got assistance from ancestors of her friends and had them transform into Cowboy Power Rangers. A clip of it can be found below.
Given how entertaining the stories have been from the Boom! Studios series, this will no doubt help to weave a greater tapestry of the history surrounding the Power Rangers. Also, considering how entertaining the first arc of Kyle Higgins’ run on the series has been, he has earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to telling stories in the Power Rangers universe. Expect a full review of this issue from Monkeys Fighting Robots when its released in October.
Are you excited for more Power Rangers through history? Or do you feel like the series should go in a different direction? Leave a comment below and let us know.