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.


Kal said...

I love the 'Planet of the Apes' franchise in all it's incarnations from movies, to magazines to even the old 70s TV series. I too am looking forward to this comic series. Such rich storytelling potential.

Rod Barnett said...

I, of course, love the Apes franchise as well. I even like the much hated 2001 Tim Burton film. I still haven't gone through all the extras on the Blu-ray set! Its packed. If you haven't yet seen the original version of CONQUEST you should get your hands on it. Fascinating.

Kal said...

I have seen it and it forever taught me not to give matches to monkeys.

I even love the fan edit someone did to make the first movie look like an episode of the 'Twilight Zone' since Rod Serling has something to do with the first movie's screenplay, if I am not mistaken.