GQ Magazine has uploaded an interview with Kyle Higgins, head writer of the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic from BOOM!. Their piece examines the endurance of the brand, and how Kyle and his team of co-writers (including Steve Orlando and Mairghread Scott) hope to deepen the storytelling in some regard.
It’s 2015. It’s 2015 Angel Grove, It’s a 2015 version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and it focuses on the Green Ranger. As far as modernizing it goes, [it's] the aesthetic, and really being able to dive into the characters in a way that the show wasn’t able to, because we’re telling a big serialized story. I don’t want to say it’s going to make them cool, but it’s going to make them feel like more well-rounded people. It won’t feel like 1994.
According to a corresponding report from Entertainment Weekly, the Issue #0 one-shot will be released on January 13, 2016. Issue #1, beginning their Green Ranger serial, comes out in March with eight variant covers on sale. Every issue afterward will have a “Villain Variant” cover, availability determined by the amount your retailer orders, a high enough number earning the variant cover and the store’s pick of how many issues they receive sporting it. Each cover will be illustrated by different artists. And news from IGN states there will also be a “Zord Variant” cover for every issue as well, all presumed to be drawn by Goñi Montes, who famously illustrated the Issue #0 covers.