Media Release — BOOM! Studios announced today that following this week’s dramatic pre-release sell out, PLANET OF THE APES #1 will be going to second print and is available to order now through Diamond Comic Distributors with the following Diamond Code: MAR118220, as well as through Haven Distributors. PLANET OF THE APES #1 second print features a don’t-miss all-new original cover by ROBERT E. HOWARD’S HAWKS OF OUTREMER’s Damian Couceiro.
Since mid-April, fans everywhere have been buzzing with Apes-mania since the recent unveiling of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie trailer! Fans going Ape lead comic book retailers to make a phenomenal amount of late-breaking advanced reorders for the first printing of BOOM! Studios’ PLANET OF THE APES #1 — creating an unprecedented pre-release sell out. Since this past Wednesday’s release of issue #1, demand for copies of the first printing have outstripped supply, leading BOOM! Studios to go to second print on issue #1.
All Apes fans should keep in mind, while Diamond Comic Distributor and Haven Distributors are completely sold out, first printings of PLANET OF THE APES #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Please use www.comicshoplocator.com.
Taking place before the original 1968 PLANET OF THE APES movie — but true to the continuity of the first five films — BOOM! Studios’ PLANET OF THE APES #1 begins in a time when Ape society reaches a new golden age. But there are ripples of dissent in both the ape and human ranks. Tensions will rise and soon all will be caught in chaos! Amidst all this uncertainty…what is the fate of The Lawgiver?
In just two days since release, PLANET OF THE APES #1 has garnered an avalanche of critical acclaim:
“This is an exciting and gripping story that grabbed me by the nape of the neck and locked me for an intensely uninterrupted read.”
— Comic Book Resources
“As a fan that takes PLANET OF THE APES seriously, I was pleased with the comic…the art is fitting for capturing the essence of the franchise while also taking it to a new level.” — Comic Vine
“Ape’s never looked so good…this issue is just stunning. I was really surprised of the dedication to it, and the re-building of a franchise.”
— Major Spoilers
“It’s a wonderful world, not just worthy of the PLANET OF THE APES name, but better than it.” — Robot 6
“…Gregory’s first issue holds promise for a well-written battle saga.”
“…a compelling drama about a brewing civil war and a clash between classes.” — Eye on Comics
“…you will be very pleased with the high quality that BOOM! has put into this licensed series. They’ve handled it with a lot of respect and it doesn’t come across as cashing in on the name.” — Player Affinity
“…a fantastic primer for what could be the next epic comic you can’t put down. It’s a good start, and there’s nowhere to go but up.” — Cool O Rama
“I definitely recommend checking this issue out.” — Comiclist
PLANET OF THE APES #1 second print (Diamond Code: MAR118220) ships with a fantastic all new cover by Damian Couceiro and contains the first installment of the epic ongoing sci-fi saga written by Daryl Gregory, and featuring sensational art by Carlos Magno.