Marvel’s exciting new Planet of the Apes comic series is dropping this April with stories by David F. Walker (famous for Luke Cage, Bitter Root) and the artistic stylings of Dave Wachter (known for Iron Fist: Heart of the Dragon, Star Wars: The High Republic – Trail of Shadows)! The never-ending debate of man or ape, who is Earth’s superior species, continues in the all-new ongoing series.
“Devolution” starts the new apes series. Humanity isn’t doing so well after the ALZ-113 virus has done its world tour. On the one side, science is hard at work on a cure; on the other side, a fringe group of psychos thinks ape genocide is the best solution. Juliana Tobon does her best to play peacekeeper but things are heating up quickly, and it won’t be long before the apes see how dark human nature can really get…
“Not only is Planet of the Apes my favorite film franchise, it was my favorite series of comics from Marvel when I was a kid,” Walker said. “Both the films and the comics ignited my imagination and helped me fall in love with the art of storytelling. To be part of Marvel’s return to the Planet of the Apes is more than an honor, it is a childhood dream come true.”
At the beginning of the year, Marvel Comics announced the Planet of the Apes franchise would be making a comeback to Marvel with new stories, collections, and even a thrilling variant cover series. There is a rich history between Marvel Comics and Planet of the Apes spanning over 40 years. First published by Marvel in 1974, the Planet of the Apes stories led to Adventures on the Planet of the Apes the following year — a full-color adaptation of the pivotal films. Planet of the Apes has endured for over five decades, dipping its toes into all media, including comics, books, films, television shows, video games, and toys, and Marvel is proud to dive into the depths of this groundbreaking saga once more!
PLANET OF THE APES #1
Written by DAVID F. WALKER
Art by DAVE WACHTER
Cover by JOSHUA CASSARA – 75960620515800111
Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE – 75960620515800131
Variant Cover by LOGAN LUBERA – 75960620515800151
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