It’s a Planet… of Apes. Or at least it will be, in Marvel Comics’ new ongoing. The series will tell twin stores, both picking up from the recent films.
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A while in the offing, Marvel’s Planet of the Apes ongoing series is finally just about here. And along with the release date, the publisher has taken the wraps off of some cover art, and a few details.
From writer David F. Walker and artist Dave Wachter, the PotA book will be an ongoing series and debut this April. Fans of the modern Apes movies should be in heaven with it too, as it’ll delve into some of the film-universe’s key moments.
Part 1 of the series is titled Devolution, and will follow both the story of doctors trying to cure the virus wiping out humanity, and its flip-side: a mass-slaughter in the making.
This new era of apes kicks off with part 1 of “Devolution”. The ALZ-113 virus has rampaged across planet Earth, and humanity is crumbling. While well-meaning researchers hunt for a cure, a fanatical group of humans has their own solution: kill all apes. Peacekeeper Juliana Tobon is one of the few willing to stand against them, but the crisis is spreading, and soon apes will witness the true depths of human cruelty…
“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.”Marvel Comics press release
Planet of the Apes #1 hits the racks on April 5th.