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Wook Jin Clark Henshins His Love Of Tokusatsu And Atlanta Into ‘Megagogo’ Vol. 001 [Interview+Preview]

Megagogo Vol 001 Wook Jin Clark Interview

This Wednesday Wook Jin Clark destroys much of downtown Atlanta with Megagogo Vol. 001, the debut chapter of his new ongoing graphic novel series from Oni Press. The destruction's a matter of love, though, and it's the kind you could only get from a native -- a native who also happens to love live action Japanese superhero shows. Clark's new story takes the conventions of his favorite tokusatsu and drops them into the city he grew up loving for a compelling original work that moves at the speed of cosmic-powered kicks. ComicsAlliance got ahold of Clark to see what went into launching the new series and to otherwise get to the heart of its mecha-minded action. You can read the full interview, plus a preview of Megagogo Vol. 001, after the jump.

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Toy Fair 2014: The Loyal Subjects ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Miniatures

Toy Fair 2014 The Loyal Subjects MAIN

Following the successes of its G.I. Joe and Transformers 3" blindbox minifigure series, The Loyal Subjects hit Toy Fair 2014 with morphenomenal 3D-printed Mighty Moprhin Power Rangers figures and corresponding removable helmet prototypes.

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Don’t Say No, Just Eat More: Toei Hero World Introduces Kamen Rider Buns And Other Edibles

Kamen Rider Buns from Toei Hero World

On the off chance that there just weren't enough reasons for us to hop on a transcontinental flight to Japan and visit Toei's Hero World, the new indoor theme park and museum based around the history of tokusatsu, they've given us a new one, and it is edible. It was pretty inevitable that they'd have a few Kamen Rider and Super Sentai themed menu items to snack on while you were browsing a collection of props or waiting for the bumper motorcycles to open up, but I assumed it would be limited to plastic "Collector Cups" and, I don't know, the Gorenger-themed "Big One" Burger. They are not.

They have, instead, given us delicious looking buns shaped like Kamen Riders' heads. And, you know, also collector cups. Check 'em out below!

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Saban Skipping ‘Go-Busters’ For ‘Kyoryuger’ Localization, ‘Power Rangers Dino Charge’ In 2015

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger Dino Charge
Toei

Following its Power Rangers Super Megaforce localization of Toei's Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger series, Saban will return to the dinosaur motif that made Mighty Morphin Power Rangers a huge hit in America back in 1993. According to USA Today, in 2015 Power Rangers Dino Charge will debut on Nickelodeon, meaning that Saban will skip the spy-themed 36th Japanese Sentai Series known as Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters in favor of a show with more humor, more rangers and a lot more dinos.

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Awesome ’90s ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Comics Pop Up On Facebook

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Cuckoo Clockster
Saban

Before Papercutz started telling new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book stories (in addition to its recent Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Megaforce offerings), the franchise spent most of the past two decades bouncing between Hamilton Comics, Marvel Comics, Disney and even -- in a glorious style lampooned by the official Super Sentai parody series Hikonin Sentai Akibaranger -- at Image Comics. Depending on how much nostalgia you can muster, your enjoyment of these various 1990s releases as pure comics will... vary, to say the least. However, thanks to the official Official Power Rangers Facebook page, you can read some particularly wild short stories from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Magazine circa 1994-1996 by Paul Kirchner and others.

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Yellow Ranger To Join ‘Mighty Morpin Power Rangers’ S.H. Figuarts Series

S.H. Figuarts Yellow Ranger
Bandai

Fans will finally be able to assemble the full Mighty Morphin Power Rangers team in S.H. Figuarts form this summer with the official arrival of the Yellow Ranger. Previously showcased (alongside her male counterpart from Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger) at conventions through 2013, the Yellow Ranger will sport all kinds of articulation and stand roughly 6" tall.

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Bandai Announces ‘Kamen Rider Gaim’ S.H. Figuarts Releases

Kamen Rider Gaim SH Figuarts
Bandai

Toei's current fruit-based Kamen Rider series has been represented on toy shelves in its native Japan with a feature-focused "Arms Change" action figure series for several months, but in May Bandai will officially roll out hyper-articulated S.H. Figuarts versions of the titular hero of Kamen Rider Gaim and his rival Kamen Rider Baron.

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Get A Crash Course In The History Of The Power Rangers And Super Sentai With ‘It’s Henshin Time!’

Himitsu Sentai Gorenger, the first Super Sentai

As you might already know from the constant chatter about the Power Rangers and Kamen Rider, we here at ComicsAlliance are pretty big fans of Japanese tokusatsu. Something about those live-action shows where teenagers with attitude transform to kick monsters and summon giant robots just speak to us on a fundamental level. That said, the actual behind-the-scenes origins of the franchises is even more interesting than the stuff that makes it on the screen.

It's a complicated story, but thankfully, the folks at ToyBountyHunters have decided to break it down for us. In the first two parts of It's Henshin Time, their multi-part examination of the history of Super Sentai and its American counterpart, they get into the origins of the franchise, starting with creator and CA favorite Shotaro Ishinomori and a look at Kamen Rider and the first two (and a half) installments of the Sentai franchise. It's interesting stuff, so check out the videos below!

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S.H. Figuarts Tricera Ranger Morphing In May

SH Figuarts MMPR Blue Ranger Main
Bandai

The blue-est Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger will be joining several of his action figure teammates in May. The Blue/Tricera Ranger that's been teased at conventions for the better part of the past year is now available for preorder through the Bandai Premium shop in Japan for 3,780 Yen (about $37 USD) and should surely follow suit through Bluefin Tamashii Nations before long.

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Meet Japan’s New Train-Themed Super Sentai Team, ‘Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger’

Ressha Sentai Tokkyūger
Bandai/Toei

Following the current season of the dance/gun/dinosaur-themed Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, Toei will launch its 38th Super Sentai series, Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger. It's all about trains! Train track helmets, railroad crossing chest motifs, a giant combined train mech known as the TokkyuOh, electronic train ticket device morphers called Tokkyu Chargers  -- this show looks like it's going to be the right kind off the rails.

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