Get your paws on two brand new "Planet of the Apes" comics later this year

Get your paws on two brand new "Planet of the Apes" comics later this year

The original Planet of the Apes film turns 50 this year.  To celebrate, BOOM! Studios are releasing two brand new one-shot comics based on the legendary film franchise.  Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 will focus on the human characters, while Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1 will, naturally, take a look at the lives of the series' primates.  Each issue will be packed with talent, featuring stories from the likes of Mike Allred, Dan Abnett, Matt Kindt, Ryan Ferrier, and so many more. 

No word on whether they'll take cues from the musical adaptation, but hey, any chance to reference that scene and I'm gonna take it.

Per BOOM!:

Celebrate PLANET OF THE APES
50th Anniversary with BOOM! Studios

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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 12, 2018) – BOOM! Studios is proud to continue The Road to San Diego, a ten-day spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of Comic Con International in San Diego (July 18-22), with the announcement of two new PLANET OF THE APES specials celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products. 

First, in October 2018, PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1, celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most important franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! Featuring 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.

This one-shot features stories by writers Dan Abnett (Aquaman), David Walker (Luke Cage) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West); artists Carlos Magno (Kong of Skull Island), George Schall (Dark Horse Presents) and Morgan Beem (The Family Trade); and features covers by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes) and by Michael Allred (Silver Surfer).

Then, in December, PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1, the celebration continues with a one-shot collection of stories focused on the complex simian characters at the heart of this iconic franchise. Exploring the stories of Apes from both the original and new film series, including Koba’s earliest attempts to thwart Caesar and the untold story of the Ape living inside the remains of the Statue of Liberty.

This one-shot features stories by writers Matt Kindt (Black Badge), Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer), and Ryan Ferrier (Kong on the Planet of The Apes); artists Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), Jared Cullum (Fraggle Rock) and Lalit Kumar-Sharma (Planet of The Apes: Ursus); and features covers by Dalton and Keaveney and by Allred.

“Planet of the Apes is one of the most important science fiction franchises in pop culture and we’re honored to be a part of this celebration,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Some of the most exciting creators in comics will pay tribute to the classic and new series with new stories examining the many characters and eras that have contributed to the franchise’ enduring legacy.”

Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 will hit comic shops this October, Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1 will hit comic shops this December.

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