BOOM! Studios has had great success with their line of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers tie-in comics. The ongoing series continuing the stories of the original Rangers is nearing its 50th issue, and the series and its companion title, Go Go Power Rangers, have introduced new characters and concepts to the mythos of the Power Rangers. For the most part BOOM! has focused on the original Rangers, though back-up stories, larger storylines within the MMPR ongoing series, and a standalone graphic novel have featured later iterations of the team. A new graphic novel will continue the stories of characters from another team of Rangers, as BOOM! has announced Power Rangers: Sins of the Future, which will serve as a sequel to Power Rangers Time Force, the eighth overall iteration of the Power Rangers franchise.
Written by Matthew Erman from a story by Trey Moore, illustrated by Giuseppe Cafaro, and lettered by Ed Dukeshire, Power Rangers: Sins of the Future spotlights the romance between Pink Ranger Jen Scotts and Red Ranger Wes Collins (played by Erin Cahill and Jason Faunt, respectively, on the TV series), as they try to make a relationship work despite being from vastly different time periods. Here’s how BOOM! describes the forthcoming book:
After defeating the villainous Ransik alongside their allies in the time-traveling Time Force, Pink Ranger Jen Scotts and Red Ranger Wes Collins want to try for a real relationship. But without sacrificing their commitments to the Silver Guardians and Time Force, can the two actually make the ultimate long-distance relationship work?
When Jen returns from the future, she and Wes are attacked by a mysterious stranger who has dire news – if these two stay together, they’ll disrupt the timeline and change the destiny of humanity! The shocking identity of their accuser sets them on a collision course with an enemy they never expected.
I fully admit I’ve never seen an episode of Power Rangers Time Force (I dropped out of the Power Rangers when they traded in their giant robot dinosaurs for cars), but just the premise of a long-distance relationship that crosses a thousand years is wildly intriguing. I’m also a sucker for a time travel story, so this book sounds like a lot of fun.
Check out the cover to the first issue by artist Diego Galindo below. Power Rangers: Sins of the Future is set for release in comic shops in October 2020.