Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Writer & Editor Talk About Their Take (Emerald City Comic Con)

ECCC 2018: Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers comic creatives discuss event Shattered Grid

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Mar 4, 2018

A franchise that has seen more nostalgic revitalization than most, the Power Rangers simply aren't going away. Figuring out a new take on the multi-colored heroes isn't always easy, however.

Speaking with SYFY WIRE's Andre Meadows at Emerald City Comic Con, the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers comic book's writer Kyle Higgins and editor Dafna Pleban discussed how they approach the team and bring a freshness to the series after a quarter of a century.

Higgins, while writing Batman for DC, kicked around the idea of a more sophisticated take on the Power Rangers - a take that was "not Power Rangers as they existed and not Power Rangers as I remember them, but Power Rangers as I remember them making me feel." Larger than life, epic scale ethical conundrums and emotional fallout were all taken into consideration when telling the story of how power comes from friendships.

Pleban described capturing the feel of a superhero blockbuster from a kid's perspective while simultaneously understanding complex emotions. The pair's large-scale event, Shattered Grid, which drops on March 28, is like "Lord of the Rings and Crisis on Infinite Earths for Power Rangers." An epic villain that takes the Power Rangers' inspiration and power when creating an army of stormtroopers is the largest threat the Rangers have ever faced - and it all sounds awesome.

For more con action, our live stream will go until the very end, broadcasting all of the final ECCC panels and live stage talks until the fat lady sings.

 

Additional material by Jacob Oller.