The Press Release:
Last week, Marvel Comics announced a brand-new era of PLANET OF THE APES comics storytelling! The groundbreaking science-fiction phenomenon will return to Marvel Comics with a new series next year and fans will also be able to enjoy Marvel’s previous PLANET OF THE APES stories in the upcoming PLANET OF THE APES ADVENTURES: THE ORIGINAL MARVEL YEARS OMNIBUS!
This rare collection will reprint all eleven issues of ADVENTURES ON THE PLANETS OF THE APES for the very first time! The beloved 1975 series adapted the first two iconic Planet of the Apes films and hold a special place in the hearts of Planet of the Apes and Marvel Comics fans alike!
When a crew of astronauts crash-lands on a strange and desolate world, they discover a society of apes with heightened intelligence and speech! And here, a race of mute humans are their slaves! Can the mission’s leader, Taylor, fight his way free and hold onto his humanity? What is the shocking secret of this Planet of the Apes? And what unfathomable danger lies beneath the surface? Find out when a second spaceship makes its way to this uncanny world and another astronaut faces a battle for survival, with the fate of the entire planet at stake!
It’s the simian sci-fi staple in the mighty Marvel manner! Relive Marvel’s take on the classic films Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes in one action-packed volume! Check out the covers of the omnibus below and stay tuned for more news about PLANET OF THE APES’ exciting future at Marvel Comics! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
PLANET OF THE APES OMNIBUS: Written by DOUG MOENCH; Art by GEORGE TUSKA & ALDREDO ALCALA; Cover by E.M. GIST; Direct Market Exclusive Cover by GIL KANE
On Sale March 2023
About Marvel Entertainment: Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though the “Planet Of The Apes” movies were favorites of mine growing up, and I had all the Mego action figures, I don’t recall being a reader of the comic book since it was in 1975. I’m for sure going to investigate this one but I need to clear up some shelf space since those omnibus editions are really sizable and yes heavy too. Closing up I wonder what you readers think about this one. Will you be adding it to your collection and maybe you are even one of those who had the original issues somewhere in their hidden long boxes. Chime in down below with your thoughts and I shall see you again the next time around. Please stay safe out there. The summer is officially started and that means lots and lots of people doing the things. Easy to get sick in that scenario and I want everyone to be okay. Alright, soapboxing done, ciao.