Media Release — BOOM! Studios is excited to announce that PLANET OF THE APES #1 is sold out…days before release! Fans everywhere have been buzzing with Apes-mania since the recent unveiling of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie trailer, leading comic book retailers to make a phenomenal amount of late-breaking advanced reorders for BOOM! Studios’ PLANET OF THE APES #1 and creating this unprecedented pre-release sell out!
BOOM! Studios will be working closely this week with Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors in evaluating demand for a second printing.
While BOOM! Studios, Diamond Comic Distributors and Haven Distributors are sold out of PLANET OF THE APES #1, comic shops across the nation will have the first printing of PLANET OF THE APES #1 this Wednesday, April 27, 2011 available for sale. So make sure you get a copy before it’s gone! Don’t know where to find your nearest comic shop? Please use www.comicshoplocator.com.
“The support behind this series is astounding,” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “A sell out before the on-sale date is a huge feat that only goes to show how excited the people are for Apes in general, and this comic in particular. With such a fantastic creative team like Daryl Gregory and Carlos Magno on the series, fans can be sure to expect only the best Apes action issue after issue.”
“I’d like to personally thank the creative team behind PLANET OF THE APES for delivering a first issue that floored us from the first page,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “From the script, to the art to the colors and lettering, once all the pieces started coming together we knew this series was going to be huge. PLANET OF THE APES fans, prepare for a lot of surprises and thrills because this is just the beginning!”
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?
Written by Daryl Gregory with art by Carlos Magno, PLANET OF THE APES #1 ships with an A & B cover by Karl Richardson and Carlos Magno respectively, a special 1-in-10 “Damn Dirty Apes” incentive cover and a retailer variant for Larry’s Comics by Chad Hardin! This title ships April 27th, 2011 and carries a Diamond Code of FEB110852.