Published on April 20th, 2023 | by Andrew Bistak
More Rangers from Across the Morphin Grid Rise Up this Summer at BOOM! Studios in POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HYPERFORCE #1
BOOM! Studios continues to celebrate the Rangers’ 30th Anniversary as prolific Power Rangers storyteller Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Radiant Pink) and acclaimed writer, media personality and voice of the HyperForce Pink Ranger in the HyperForce RPG, Meghan Camarena (Radiant Pink, Radiant Black), along with artist Federico Sabbatini (Moon Knight, The Dead Lucky) and colorist Bryan Valenza (Witchblade, Ghost Rider), bring the fan-favorite HyperForce Rangers from the beloved TTRPG web-series to the page–for their first dedicated full-length story since their morphinominal first season in the POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HYPERFORCE one-shot!
Mistress Vile, formerly known as Rita Repulsa, and Dark Specter have invaded the Morphin Grid! As the dark contagion spreads and puts the Rangers in their most vulnerable state yet, the HyperForce Rangers will have to scour the multiverse for as many unexpected allies as they can, while they’re pushed to their limits…
A writer/producer based in Los Angeles, Melissa worked as a creative executive for the Power Rangers brand for nearly a decade before transitioning to becoming a full-time writer. Her Image Comics series The Dead Lucky, a Massive-Verse title, released this year. She co-writes the Massive-Verse comic book miniseries Radiant Pink, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for BOOM! Studios and has also written for Marvel and Oni Press.
“HYPERFOOORCE! It’s nearly impossible to put into words how excited I am to be revisiting the special group of chaotic misfits that is the HyperForce team with Meghan, Federico and BOOM! Studios,” said co-writer Melissa Flores. “I’ve never forgotten the incredible amount of love the TTRPG series received from the fans, and I’m so thankful to be able to pay back just a little bit of that with a new adventure for them in this medium.”
Meghan Camarena is a writer, host, and professional gamer based in Los Angeles. Her most recent works include co-creating and co-writing Radiant Pink, a Massive Verse title for Image Comics, as well as starring as the 25th Anniversary Pink Power Ranger, voicing Kimberly Hart in the Battle for the Grid video game, and working as a celebrated Internet personality, helping to shape the face of modern digital entertainment for the last 16 years. Meghan is set to release a series of new projects this year and is excited about her new endeavor with BOOM! Studios.
“WE DID IT! Hyperforce lives thanks to the incredible Melissa Flores, Frederico Sabbatini, and BOOM! Studios,” said co-writer Meghan Camarena. “Together, we’re telling the Hyperforce tale right where it left off and you’re never going to guess where it takes us. Thank you to the fans for always believing in these characters and waiting for us to finish the story. It’s meant so much to me to bring Chloe back to life and I can hardly wait for you to read what she’s been up to!”
Federico Sabbatini is a comic book artist living in Rome. He has worked for several publishing houses such as Marvel Comics (Moon Knight, Star Wars, The Amazing Spider-Man), Archie Comics, Aspen Comics, and recently for BOOM! Studios. He has illustrated several covers for Image Comics including Radiant Black, The Dead Lucky, and No/One.
“Working on Power Rangers is a dream come true! I’ve been a huge fan of the series since when I was a child and I wish I could tell the Federico of twenty years ago that this day was going to come,” said artist Federico Sabbatini. “Working with Melissa and Meghan was amazing, we are a great team!”
POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HYPERFORCE #1 features a standard cover by Keyla Valerio (Power Rangers Unlimited: The Death Ranger), with variants by fan-favorite artists Goñi Montes and InHyuk Lee.
“Power Rangers Unlimited is such a fun title to work on, since we get to bring in beloved Power Rangers characters from across time and space… and from across different media!” said editor Allyson Gronowitz. “With HyperForce, I’m especially excited to spotlight a Rangers team that has as much wit and personality as their creators — who just so happen to be the enthusiastic writing duo on this monumental one-shot as well.”
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 30 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with over 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the series celebrates its 30th year with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always, an anniversary special exclusively available on Netflix now. The 30th overall season of Power Rangers, “Power Rangers: Cosmic Fury,” will premiere this Fall 2023 also exclusively on Netflix.
POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HYPERFORCE is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; and The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HYPERFORCE #1 will be available in comic shops July 19, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
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