Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of The Dragon, an upcoming original graphic novel, will explore Green Ranger Tommy Oliver’s life after the Power Rangers while he searches for his lost son.
Revealed by comicbook.com, Soul of the Dragon looks to break from the tradition of most Power Rangers stories. The graphic novel will follow Tommy after his time as the Black Dino Ranger in Dino Thunder and long after his stint as the original Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. While leaving the world in the hands of the S.P.D. Rangers, Tommy’s as-of-yet-unnamed son goes missing. It’s up to Tommy to find his son and bring him home safely.
Soul of the Dragon is written by Kyle Higgins, who has worked on various Power Ranger stories, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Annual #1, while the drawing is being handled by Giuseppe Cafaro, whose previous work includes the Justice League Vs. Suicide Squad series. Jason David Frank, the famed actor who has portrayed Tommy Oliver since 1993, has been brought on the project as a special consultant.
Soul of the Dragon will be published by Boom! Studios like all Power Rangers comics and graphic novels released since they acquired the publishing rights in 2016.
According to Jason David Frank, Soul of the Dragon will give fans “an in-depth story of the life of Tommy Oliver as a Power Ranger and person. We go deeper into the multiple Rangers Tommy has become throughout time – I’m excited for all of you to see how Tommy evolves into the Legendary Power Ranger he is and the legacy he will leave behind forever.”
Tommy Oliver has previously donned the suits of the Green and White Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Zeo and Turbo, and the Black Dino Ranger in Dino Thunder. It’s clear that his past as these previous Rangers will come into play during Soul of the Dragon, though it’s unconfirmed if he will don any particular suit over the course of this graphic novel.
Here is the official description of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon:
“It’s been a long time since Tommy Oliver has served as a Power Ranger. He’s defeated space witches, brought down evil armies, protected the galaxy, but now Tommy leaves protecting the world to the Power Rangers at Space Patrol Delta. But when his son goes missing, it’s up to Tommy to discover a secret in his past, in order to save his future. Now Tommy will call on all his training, his friends, and maybe even some of his enemies as he sets out on his most important mission: find his son and bring him home.”
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Soul of The Dragon is set to hit comic stores sometime in December.
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