It may not be a #1 issue, but explosive publisher BOOM! Studios still wants you to know that the upcoming Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3 is worth picking up, storing in a hermetically sealed plastic bag, and holding onto for twenty years so you can become a billionaire. That’s right, an important new character will make their debut in what’s sure to be a valuable key issue. And that character is none other than… Green Power Ranger Shredder?
Er… nothing against Green Rangers or Shredders, but is that really that big of a deal? BOOM! seems to think so, according to their press release:
First Appearance of Green Ranger Shredder in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #3
Discover a First Look at the Ninja Turtles’ Greatest Nemesis with Morphin Power in February 2020
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 9, 2020) – BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. and in partnership with IDW and Nickelodeon, revealed today artist Simone di Meo’s character design for a brand new villain, the Green Ranger Shredder, who makes his first full appearance in MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3, the latest issue of the highly acclaimed all-new five-issue limited series event!
Written by Ryan Parrott (Power Rangers: Necessary Evil), illustrated by Simone di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Venom Annual), colored by Walter Baiamonte (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and lettered by Ed Dukeshire (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fight – and team up with – the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Rita Repulsa faces off against Shredder for control of the weapon that will change the Power Rangers forever! No matter who wins, the world will never be the same! As the two villains battle, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers must find a way to storm the Foot Clan base to save Tommy, as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles step up to help their new allies in an unexpected way.
MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 (OF 5) features a main cover by Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Once & Future), with Turtle Ranger Helmet variant covers by Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and more!
Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #3 will be available on February 5, 2020 at local comic book shops.
To be safe, you should probably buy one of each of the very similar-looking variant covers.