Witness the rise of “The Simian Age” in first look at new “Planet of the Apes” one-shot from BOOM! Studios

Witness the rise of “The Simian Age” in first look at new “Planet of the Apes” one-shot from BOOM! Studios

I’m sure I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: we love primates here at Comics Now.  We also love Mike and Laura Allred, so when those two loves come together?  Perfection.

BOOM! Studios have released a first look at the upcoming special Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1, which scratches the itches for both primate and Allred love.  I dig that the special has stories that tie into both the classic film series and the more modern takes, so there’s something for every Apes lover here.  Check out the preview below.

Per BOOM!: 

Your First Look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1

Discover Another Side of The War in Both The Original & New Film Franchises  in December 2019

 LOS ANGELES, CA (November 16, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1, an all-new special on sale in December. 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 (Green River Killer: A True Detective Story), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), and Ryan Ferrier (TMNT, D4VE); artists Jared Cullum (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants), Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), and artist Lalit Kumar Sharma (Planet of the Apes: Ursus). This celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises features a main cover by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and a variant cover by Michael and Laura Allred (Silver Surfer).

“Taking place in both the original series and new, the stories in PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 span from the birth of simian morality to ape’s peak as the dominant species of Earth,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, BOOM! Studios. “For fifty years, the Planet of the Apes franchise has held a mirror up to humanity, and THE SIMIAN AGEshows us what happens when a burgeoning civilization is given the choice to kill or to show mercy, and the fallout of that decision.”

 Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on December 12.

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