Ryan Buell announced on Facebook on Friday that he has a new comic book coming out. The former star of A&E’s “Paranormal State” said yesterday that he co-wrote the back-story for the Green Ranger on Papercutz’s version of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Ryan Buell is best known for appearing on the hit A&E paranormal reality show “Paranormal State” with his paranormal research team, the Paranormal Research Society from December 2007 to May 2011. He founded the group when he was a 19-year-old student at Pennsylvania State University.
Buell was busy with announcements this past week. The celebrity ghost hunter attempted to reconnect to fans and update them on his health and what is going in his life with a long rant on Thursday. He even announced that he had a new comic book coming out.
My first comic book hits stores next week. I love Power Rangers so I jumped at the chance to help add to the canon. This issue tells the back story of the green ranger. We all, as kids, wanted to know more about him. So, Saban Entertainment, Stefan and Papercutz allowed me to play God and create his back story. Oddly enough he looks more and more like me. Mwahahahhaaha! Just kidding. If you’re a Power Rangers nerd, give me a shout out! And please buy the issue. I tried to make it funny as hell. And some inside jokes also!!!
Buell has been a fan of the Power Rangers since he was a kid. He revealed that his favorite Power Ranger is the Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver, who is played by actor Jason David Frank.
Ok, I just did something that I’ve always wanted to do but been too nervous to do. I wrote to Tommy aka the Green Ranger aka JASON DAVID FRANK. Since I announced that my first comic book comes out (and it happens to be a Power Rangers graphic novel), many of you have suggested that I reach out to him on his fan page. So, I sucked it up and wrote to him. Told him my first movies that I directed were called ‘Jordan Ranger’ (I basically made my brother, Jordan, do whatever I needed to make my own version of the Power Rangers. Sadly, I had no budget so it was practically child enslavement, but oh well!) and that it was an honor to get to contribute to his character and create answers to his back story that many of us geeks have often wondered about him. It’s funny cause I’ve at times been assigned to sign autographs right next to him but I would never approach him out of respect, but I hope he reads it and knows that a true fan wrote it with love, loyalty and respect for what he and the Rangers have done. I felt like an 11-year-old again! If he does respond, well, hell yes! But I wrote to him with the expectation that I wouldn’t hear back, because that wasn’t the purpose. I just wanted him to know he and that show actually inspired me to film and hence I discovered my love for filmmaking and writing. But more importantly, I hope all you ‘Power Rangers’ fans enjoy the comic! Comes out next week. It’s refreshing to be talking about something different. And I’m excited to be doing a few, limited interviews with other ‘Power Rangers’ and comic geeks! So, if you wanna talk Power Rangers, all this week I’ll make some time to do it. It’s Morphin Time, dawg!
Buell’s new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book “Going Green” comes out today. He co-wrote the book with author Stefan Petrucha and illustrator PH Marcondes.
“This is the story Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fans have been waiting over 20 years for—the untold story of the origins of Tommy—the Green Ranger! How did Rita Repulsa choose this teen over others to wage war against the Rangers? This is the only place to find out,” reads the description for the book on Papercutz’s website.
“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Vol. 2: Going Green” can be purchased in paperback for $7.99 and hardback for $12.99