Dreams apparently do come true, as it's been announced that the Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to meet one another in a brand new, official crossover event. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a five-issue limited comic book series, has been announced by Boom! Studios. They're working in partnership with IDW, Hasbro and Nickelodeon to make this happen.
"No one could possibly love the Power Rangers or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than the creative team at the helm of this epic event! Which means they've got every dream team up scenario you can think of jam-packed into the pages of every issue." said Dafna Pleban, Editor, BOOM! Studios. "Monsters will grow. Shells will get kicked. And that thing you're really hoping we'll do? Yeah, that's in here, too."
The book is written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil) and illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual). This will serve as the first time that the Power Rangers and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have ever shared the page with one another in comic book history.
“Honestly, I’m pretty certain keeping this project a secret has taken years off my life. These two iconic franchises were my TV parents, each teaching me valuable life lessons thirty minutes at a time. The Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles are too insanely awesome not to bring together. I mean, they’re both color-coded teenage martial artists who fight monsters! It just makes too much sense!” said writer Ryan Parrott. “A huge thank you to Hasbro and Nickelodeon for letting me play with so many of their wonderful toys, as it is truly an honor to be a part of such an exciting crossover. I’m the luckiest kid in the world, and I cannot wait for you all to see what we’ve been putting together.”
“It's an honor to be able to work on this amazing project. I’m very happy to be a part of this, one of the crossovers I’ve been waiting for since I was a kid," said artist Simone di Meo. "Drawing these two teams together is a dream come true!”
This is far from the first time that Boom! Studios has managed to bring an epic crossover to the pages of one of their comics. Previously, they published the ambitious Kong on the Planet of the Apes, as well as Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York, just to name a couple, not to mention the upcoming Buffy/Angel crossover comic coming down the pipeline.
Here is the official synopsis for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1
"The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver – AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger – but soon discover he’s joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they’re confronted by another (fr)enemy – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!"
To go along with the announcement, Boom! has released the cover art for the first issue of the book, which we've included for you to check out below. It features both sets of heroes leaping into action on the crowded and colorful streets of New York City in epic fashion. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 is set to arrive in comic shops and via digital retailers on December 4.
So what do you think? Is this the crossover we've all been waiting for? Will you be picking up Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles later this year? Sound off in the comments!