BOOM! Studios is planning to celebrate Power Rangers Day (August 18th, apparently), along with the looming collapse of the comic book industry due to abuse of the speculator market, with the most powerful comic book marketing device ever created: the holofoil variant. The company announced plans in a press release Monday to release two Trevor Hairsine variants for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Shattered Grid #1, the oversized finale to the super-mega-crossover event Shattered Grid. One of those variants will be a “Shattered Holofoil” variant, which is pretty much guaranteed to be worth a zillion dollars, so make sure to buy 10 copies.
The press release explains further:
These two new variant covers are part of the special comic shop midnight release of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID #1 on Tuesday, August 28th to celebrate Power Rangers Day, honoring the twenty-five year legacy of the landmark franchise. The “Shattered Holofoil” cover will feature Lord Drakkon in battle against the Power Rangers (open to order by all comic shop retailers before July 23) and the rare “Unmasked” virgin variant will be available in limited quantities (Retailers: please contact Diamond for more information).
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID #1 is the blockbuster finale to the Shattered Grid event, drawing Power Rangers from across time and space for a final showdown against one of their own. Brought to you by writer Kyle Higgins and artist Daniele Di Nicuolo, this issue also features a main cover by Jamal Campbell (Green Arrow), with variants covers by Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated) and Christian Ward (Black Bolt).
And BOOM! Senior Editor Dafna Pleban says:
Everything changes for the Power Rangers and the Power Rangers universe in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID #1 so we wanted to celebrate this special issue with variant covers unlike anything we’ve ever done. Everything is on the line in this issue, and we wanted a cover to showed just how much fans have to look forward to. You won’t want to miss out by not getting to your local comic shop at midnight on August 28th!
Bask in the glory of these variants below: