First look - Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II cover art
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II cover art (Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Go go Power Rangers - heroes in a half-shell!

OK, maybe our attempt at a combined catchphrase needs some work, but what's already pitch-perfect is the combination of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, who are coming back together for a second crossover limited series published through Boom! Studios.

Also returning in the sequel are long-running Power Rangers writer Ryan Parrot and artist Dan Mora, recently of DC's World's Finest title. The new limited series, titled simply Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, is published in partnership with IDW Publishing, home of the current TMNT comic book license.

Though BOOM! Is quick to recount the many thrills of the original MMPR/TMNT crossover - including Ninja Rangers, the Turtlezord, and Green Ranger Shredder - a statement from Boom! senior editor Dafna Pleban teases only "familiar faces and unexpected villains in an adventure full of new shocking twists and turns!" for the sequel.

Here's a first look at pages from the debut issue:

As for what the MMPR and TMNT may be up against, Boom! calls the sequel's villain "a rising danger that threatens to bring both teams to the brink!".

"Several months have passed since the Teenagers With Attitude and the Heroes In A Half Shell teamed up to defeat the unholy alliance of Rita Repulsa and Shredder, but a new threat will force them to reunite in the crossover YOU demanded!" reads Boom!'s official description.

"Between an invasion from beyond, old enemies teaming up with unlikely accomplices, and a threat to the Rangers’ powers themselves, will the two teams survive the onslaught from a terrifying new foe?"

In recent years, both the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers have had their share of intercompany crossovers, including a crossover between the TMNT and Batman, and one between the MMPR and the entire Justice League.

Still, there's something particularly fitting about the two beloved '90s toy and TV darlings, both teen teams focused on martial arts who square off with a host of colorful, thematic villains.

(Image credit: IDW Publishing)

Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 goes on sale in December. Issue #1 features a slew of covers, including the main cover by Dan Mora and variant covers by Bon Bernardo, Miguel Mercado, Goñi Montes, Simone Di Meo, Ejikure, Taurin Clarke, Jenny Frison, Bjorn Barends, InHyuk Lee, and more. 

Mora's connecting main covers to the entire series will also be available in a double gatefold variant, and each issue of the series will also feature a variant cover
by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman and a Freddie Williams II, and a "Deluxe Edition" variant cover by Williams II will include 1 of 10 evenly intermixed trading cards and an exclusive print.

Finally, a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II #1 pack includes the variant covers by Eastman, Frison, and Bernardo, a blank sketch edition variant, and a rare variant cover by Mike Del Mundo.

Take a look at a gallery of covers below:

Should the original MMPR/TMNT crossover join the ranks of the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stories ever?

George Marston

I've been Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. I've also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)