If there are two emblematic series that delighted all children raised in the nineties, those are Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Summed up as Power Rangers and Ninja Turtles in Spain, they were two franchises that delighted youngsters at a time when superhero teams, anthropomorphic animals and giant robots were the order of the day.
Now, on the cover of an upcoming comic book that mixes both series, they have imagined what would have been the perfect video game of the time. Artist Diego Sanches has drawn a cover showing the Power Rangers in action, but using pixel art, reimagining them as if they were a classic Ninja Turtles video game.
Sanches’ cover is based on Konami’s arcade video game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time. It was released in 1991 and was the sequel to an already successful series, but soon became one of the most remembered games of the time. What Sanches has done is to replace the original characters with the Power Rangers, and the truth is that they have been very well integrated.
The illustration is the alternate cover for issue 3 of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II series, a comic book series featuring the creative team of Ryan Parrott, Dan Mora, Raul Angulo and Ed Dukeshire.
It is a comic series based entirely on nostalgia, mixing iconic elements of both franchises and playing with alternative visions of their worlds. It is a very interesting way of combining both sagas, which when you read the comic you see that they come together much better than it might seem at first.