The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers helped launch the Fox Kids entertainment schedule in 1993 so let’s launch National Power Rangers Day with issue one.
This Japanese import is based on the Super Sentai franchise. Super Sentai is a television series based on a band of heroes and produced by the Toei Company and Bandai.
The Americanized version premiered Aug. 28, 1993. The afternoon airings spawned a merchandising juggernaut with toy sales alone totaling $6 billion by 2001.
Hamilton Comics was the first to pick up the rights. Three separate series were published from 1994 to 1995 totaling 13 issues.
Marvel Comics pumped out an adaptation of the movie along with two series equaling another 13 issues in 1995.
Image Comics acquired the rights in 1996 and released Power Rangers Zeo. Four issues were released.
Acclaim Comics was the next publishing company to produce material. In 1997 three issues of a magazine, Power Rangers Turbo, were released. One was a crossover with Bettleborgs Metallix.
As the new millennium began, Tokyopop took over and for a year produced several photo-comic books of episodes. These included Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
Disney Publishing Worldwide were next with a strip in the Disney Adventures magazine.
Future Publishing also featured the Power Rangers in a strip format in its existing United Kingdom Jetix magazine from 2004 to 2009.
Egmont Group published a Power Rangers magazine from 2004 to 2010. The UK-based company focused on Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Power Rangers S.P.D., Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Power Rangers Jungle Fury and Power Rangers RPM.
Bandai was responsible for a mini-comic book based on Power Ranges Jungle Fury that came with figures in 2008.
Panini Comics was responsible for publication from 2012 to 2015 with two issues based on Power Rangers Samurai, Power Rangers Super Samurai, Power Rangers Megaforce and Power Rangers Super Megaforce.
Papercutz published three issues in 2014.
Currently Boom! Studios has the contract.
Hasbro established National Power Rangers Day on Aug. 28, 2018 for the 25th anniversary of the franchise.Read More