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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

Review: Planet of the Apes: Visionaries

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Rod Serling’s take on Planet of the Apes!

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries is by Dana Gould, Chad Lewis, Rod Serling, Darrin Moore, Miquel Muerto, Marcelo Costa, and Paolo Rivera.

Get your copy in comic shops today and in book stores on August 28. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Amazon/Kindle/comiXology

 

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Preview: Planet of the Apes: Visionaries OGN HC

Planet of the Apes: Visionaries OGN HC

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Dana Gould
Artist: Chad Lewis, with David Wilson
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera
Colorists: Darrin Moore, Miquel Muerto, Marcelo Costa
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $19.99

Experience the Planet of the Apes as it was first envisioned by Rod Serling. Based on the original script by Rod Serling and adapted by comedian and screenwriter Dana Gould (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) , this graphic novel presents an alternate vision of the classic film.

Taylor is Thomas, and Ape City isn’t a crude, primitive grouping of huts, it’s a bustling and urbane metropolis filled with cars and skyscrapers and a vibrant ape culture. Apes wear modern clothes and drive modern cars, they have talk shows and nightclubs and alcohol. How does a human fit into this world, and what will his presence mean to how Apes—and humans—view themselves.

Based on the original, never-before-realized Rod Serling screenplay!

Preview: Planet of the Apes: Ursus #6 (of 6)

Planet of the Apes: Ursus #6 (of 6)

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Lalit Kumar Sharma
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Paolo Rivera
Intermix Cover: Michael Allred
Subscription Cover: Becca Carey
Colorist: Jason Worde
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Price: $3.99

Ursus learns the truth of the talking human that fell from the sky, and what it will mean for the future of Planet of the Apes!

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