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Preview: Planet Of The Apes: Before The Fall Omnibus SC

Planet Of The Apes: Before The Fall Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Artist: Gabriel Hardman, Marc Laming, Damian Couceiro
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire, Darrin Moore, Matthew Wilson
Letterer: Ed Duekshire
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
Price: $39.99

Twenty years before a man named Taylor fell from the stars…

Ape society is in flux. The rigid caste system is breaking down. When an Ape general named Aleron discovers that the Lawgiver’s most sacred commandment—Ape Does Not Kill Ape—has been broken, he unwittingly unlocks a vast conspiracy deep in Ape City that will upend society, and all of history!

Collects Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm for the first time in one prestigious omnibus.

Planet Of The Apes: Before The Fall Omnibus SC

Preview: Planet Of The Apes Artist Tribute HC

Planet Of The Apes Artist Tribute HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  n/a
Artist: Alex Ross, Paolo Rivera, Bob Larkin, Michael Allred, Gabriel Hardman, Jay Shaw, Declan Shalvey and more.
Cover Artist: Alex Ross
Price: $24.99

Since its original release in 1968, the Planet of the Apes franchisehas shocked and captivated authors, artists, filmmakers, and fans across the world with its incredible effects and brilliant narrative. Now, return to the worlds of Planet of the Apes, both old and new, realized by a collection of classic and modern artistic voices in celebration of one of cinema’s most celebrated works.

The Planet of the Apes Artist Tribute features illustrations from renowned artists and bold new voices alike, including Alex Ross, Paolo Rivera, Michael Allred, Gabriel Hardman, Joe Quinones, and more.

Planet Of The Apes Artist Tribute HC

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: When Worlds Collide SC

Planet Of The Apes: When Worlds Collide SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt, Jeff Jensen, Dan Abnett, David Walker, Ryan Ferrier, Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Matt Smith, Jared Cullum, Carlos Magno, George Schall, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Morgan Beem
Colorists: Gabriel Cassata, Joana Lafuente
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Fay Dalton with John Keaveney
Price: $14.99

In celebration of the original film’s 50th anniversary, stories from both eras of the Planet of the Apes franchise are featured together in one collection for the first time ever.

These all-new stories include the reveal of the ape who calls the remains of the Statue of Liberty home, and the first look at the world left behind following the events of War for the Planet of the Apes.

Featuring bestselling authors Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer), and Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), Planet of the Apes: When Worlds Collide is an unprecedented examination of the iconic franchise that fans of the original and new series will not want to miss.

Planet Of The Apes: When Worlds Collide SC

Preview: Planet Of The Apes Omnibus SC

Planet Of The Apes Omnibus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Daryl Gregory
Artists: Carlos Magno, Diego Barreto
Colorist: Juan Manuel Tumburús, Nolan Woodard, Darrin Moore
Letterer: Travis Lanham, Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Carlos Magno
Price: $39.99

Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long. Ripples of dissent are spreading in both the Ape and Human ranks and when a mysterious assassin guns down the beloved Lawgiver, tensions will reach a boiling point! Can one human solve the mystery of the Lawgiver’s murder before war engulfs all of society? Or is this the beginning of the end for Apes and Humans alike?

Set over 1,000 years before the  arrival of Colonel George Taylor, award winning novelist Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders, Pandemonium) and critically acclaimed artists Carlos Magno and Diego Barreto present the story of the rise of the original Planet of the Apes!

Collects the sixteen-issue series, plus Planet Of The Apes Special #1, Planet Of The Apes Spectacular #1, Planet Of The Apes Giant #1, and Planet Of The Apes Annual #1

Preview: Planet Of The Apes: The Simian Age #1

Planet Of The Apes: The Simian Age #1

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Matt Kindt, Jeff Jensen, Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matt Smith, Jared Cullum, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Colorists: Joana Lafuente, Gabriel Cassata
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Fay Dalton & John Keaveney
Variant Cover: Michael Allred with colors by Laura Allred
Price: $7.99

Celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most influential franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the simian citizens of the world of Planet of the Apes!

Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the life of an Ape Soldier in General Ursus’s army, and a story set before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, revealing Koba’s early struggles to remain loyal to Caesar.

Your First Look at Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1, an all-new special on sale December 12. Celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, this over-sized comic is packed with new stories highlighting the beginnings of the dominant simian civilization in Planet of the Apes!

Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1 assembles acclaimed creators including writers Jeff Jensen, Matt Kindt, and Ryan Ferrier; artists Jared Cullum, Matt Smith, and artist Lalit Kumar Sharma. This celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises features a main cover by Fay Dalton and John Keaveney, and a variant cover by Michael and Laura Allred.

Preview: Planet of the Apes: Ursus SC

Planet of the Apes: Ursus SC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  David F. Walker
Artist: Chris Mooneyham, Lalit Kumar Sharma
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera & Joe Rivera
Price: $19.99

General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Forbidden Zone.

Set in the world of the classic Planet of the Apes films, discover what drives the fiercest enemy of man: General Ursus.

Written by the critically acclaimed David Walker (Luke Cage) and illustrated by Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) and Lalit Kumar Sharma (Witchblade) discover the truth hidden deep in the Forbidden Zone, and in Ursus’ past!

Collects the complete 6-issue series

Your First Look at Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1

BOOM! Studios has unveiled a first look at Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1, an all-new special on-sale in October and celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, with new stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! This historic one-shot features stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 assembles fan-favorite creators including writers Dan Abnett, David F. Walker, and Phillip Kennedy Johnson; artists Carlos Magno, George Schall, and Morgan Beem; and features covers by Fay Dalton and John Keaveney, and Michael Allred in this celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises.

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 comes to shelves October 31st.

Preview: Planet of the Apes Archive Vol. 4: Evolution’s Nightmare HC

Planet of the Apes Archive Vol. 4: Evolution’s Nightmare HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Doug Moench, Paul Dehn
Artists: Vicente Alcazar, Sonny Trinidad, Alfredo P. Alcala, Yong Montano, Dino Castrillo, Virgil Redondo, Tom Sutton, Ed Hannigan, and Jim Mooney
Cover Artist: Bob Larkin
Price: $59.99

Experience the legendary 1970s Planet of the Apes originally published by Marvel Comics, collected for the first time ever, and remastered in prestigious hardcover.

The Planet of the Apes Archive includes the screenplay adaptations from acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter for Battle for the Planet of the Apes by Paul Dehn (Murder on the Orient Express).

Also collects Future History Chronicles and Evolution’s Nightmare.

Review: Planet of the Apes: Visionaries

The past few years has seen the re-imagining of different movies with different takes. It feels like a new take on the cinematic obsession with the “director’s cut,” as it can either improve on the original or is just an extended version that really no one asked for. Either way, popular culture has become obsessed with these different takes. In fact, we see this with the recent release of the Blu-ray of Deadpool 2, which gives fans an extra 14 minutes not seen in the movie theaters.

There are whole movies in which fans get to obsess over what could have been. Recent documentaries about Dune, Justice League, and Superman, lets fans explore a myriad of what-ifs. One of favorite “what ifs” was George Lucas’ original rough draft of Star Wars, which was turned into a graphic novel a few years back. It showed different versions of characters the world has come to love. One different take that is masterfully done is Rod Serling’s original screenplay for Planet of the Apes, which is finally realized in graphic form in Planet Of The Apes: Visionaries.

We are introduced to the crew a spaceship headed on their way to a planet named Terra, when they wake up from hibernation, they arrive with one fatality, not completely sure of what happened. As they set out exploring they find a planet much like Earth, in its vegetation and sustainability. They soon find some other humans, looking like primitive cave dwellers, where each of them starts to get picked off by an infantry of primates, who slaughter everyone in their line of sight, except for one. Thomas is the lone astronaut left, who finds himself in a cell, with a collar, being asked by a doctor who looks like an ape, if he can speak? While that may seems familiar, Serling’s take is so different from the film we’ve come to love.

Serling dives into politics of race and equality and how those in power tend to believe that they are inherently better and not in position because of societal hierarchy. This is best exemplified in how Thomas teaches Nova, a human, woman how to read and write in five weeks, compared to the 5000 years it took apes to walk upright according to this world’s anthropology.

Overall, the graphic novel is a searing mindbender of a story that only Serling could create. It features cunning and complexity. Gould’s adaptation is dense, intelligent, and exciting. The creative team’s art is gorgeous. Altogether, an equally engaging story as the story the public saw but one that would draw direct parallels that both entertain and stimulate.

Created: Pierre Boulle Story: Rod Serling and Dana Gould Art: Chad Lewis, David Wilson, Darrin Moore, Miquel Muerto, Marcelo Costa, Ed Dukeshire and Paolo Rivera
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

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