Wednesday, February 16, 2011
New Planet of the Apes comics!!
Woo hoo! Starting in April Boom Studios will begin publishing a new series of comic books based on the original PLANET OF THE APES films! Officially listed as a prequel, these stories will apparently take place before the events of the 1968 movie while the Ape society was at its height of strength and influence. The focus will be on tension between the human and apes races that lead to the friction seen between separate factions of ape scientists. Somehow I suspect that the nastiness of the war-loving gorillas will play a role in events as well, but that's just a guess. ;-)
Of course, this is happening because of the imminent release of the new Ape film RISE OF THE APES which is supposed to also be a prequel to the original films. I have high hopes for the film but even higher hopes for this series. Fingers crossed that both will be good!
I've got to eventually complete my collection of the old Marvel Apes magazine series.