Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes #1 Is A Hit!
Official Press Release
“The Apes comic I’ve always wanted.”
— Ed Brubaker
November 16, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – The critics have spoken: BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is a commercial and critical hit! THE INCREDIBLE HULK and AGENTS OF ATLAS’ Gabriel Hardman teams with FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT’s Corinna Bechko on one of the most critically-lauded miniseries launches of the year. The first of four issues, issue #1 has started the miniseries off with a bang.
“We do a fair amount of comics here at BOOM!,” says BOOM! Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon, “And we’ve been pretty blown away by the excitement that this one is causing. Daryl Gregory, Carlos Magno and crew have been tearing it up for fans on the PLANET OF THE APES ongoing series, so it’s kind of an embarrassment of riches to have Hardman and Bechko come in and really deliver on a new miniseries. ”
While the main, ongoing PLANET OF THE APES series takes place hundreds of years before the original movie, BETRAYAL starts just twenty years before the arrival of Colonel Taylor in the first film. Taking place during the continuity of the original, seminal fan-favorite film, the feared and respected General Aleron finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that could transform ape and human relations. Along the way, his journey puts him face to face with…Dr. Zaius!
The first issue is already available at your local comic shop and BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #2 ships on December 7th, 2011.
Here’s what critics have had to say about the first issue:
“Get your damn hands on Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes… I’ll definitely be getting my damn dirty hands on issue two.” — MTV Geek
“Science fiction at its smartest… 5 out of 5 stars” — iFanboy
“I suspect it will be a worthy — and possibly shining — installment in a legendary brand by its completion because the creative team’s passion for the world bleeds through. Do not miss out on this.” — Comics Bulletin
“I liked it so much I read it three times in one day” — Comic Impact
“Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes should be added to your pull list immediately.” — Direct Geek
“An irresistible story that’s not just for Apes fans.” — Pop Culture Network
“if you’re not a fan, this will make you one! 9/10” — Paradox Comics
“4 / 5 Stars” — Fandomania
“Hardman’s art is spectacular.” — My Comic Blog
“[a] fast-moving, smart thriller. It manages to pack more into a single issue than I’ve seen from complete story arcs from other publishers.” — Horror Talk.com
“Gabriel Hardman’s art with Jordie Bellaire’s colors are a sight to be seen… a welcome surprise” — Comic Vine
“What makes this book so great is that it’s a logical predecessor to the original film.” — Primary Ignition
“Another intriguing ride for PLANET OF THE APES fans” — The Scoop
“the story is great and worthy of the original movies” — Pendragon’s Post
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010’s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios, an Eisner and Harvey Award-winner, generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.