Amy Jo Johnson's "Power Rangers" comic book series for BOOM! Studios will debut next year, Variety reports.
Johnson got the idea for the series in 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and let slip in 2021 that she was working on it with her boyfriend, director Matt Hotson.
Yippee!! I can finally share that I’m writing a MMPR comic book series with @boomstudios #PowerRangers30 It’s been so hard keeping this secret. 🤣 I love my #mmpr fans and friend. This is my gesture and my thank you. 🦋 more to come! https://t.co/DNsrvVhj05— Amy Jo Johnson (@_amyjojohnson) March 31, 2023
Johnson told Variety that the idea sprang to mind without any thought of the franchise's impending 30th anniversary.
She said her comics would be "different" from the original show "in the sense that it's my version."
To prepare, when went back and watched the original episodes of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" for the first time since shooting them.
This isn't Johnson's first time working with BOOM! Studios. In 2017, she wrote the foreword to the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink" miniseries. She also isn't the only ranger actor to work with the publisher. The late Jason David Frank consulted on the story for the graphic novel "Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon."
Johnson will not be in the Netflix special "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always," which is set to be released April 19. This week, in a since-deleted tweet, she refuted claims she turned it down over money. She told Variety a multitude of factors played into her decision, including schedule conflicts and family obligations.
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