Media Release — This August BOOM! Studios makes sure there’s no reason not to get caught up with the sell-out smash hit PLANET OF THE APES comic series! Get your hands on the critically acclaimed first arc with PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 1 TPB for only $9.99! Then kick off the pulse-pounding new arc with PLANET OF THE APES #5 for only $1 – both titles shipping this August. $11 gets you caught up on the all new sci-fi smash hit written by award-winning novelist Daryl Gregory (DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS, and PANDEMONIUM) and drawn by the sensational Carlos Magno (TRANSFORMERS: TALES OF THE FALLEN). Both the trade paperback and the single issue will be on sale the same month as the highly anticipated RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES feature film!
Since mid-April, fans everywhere have been buzzing with the unveiling of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie trailer! The trailer’s premiere unleashed a wave of Apes-mania creating an unprecedented pre-release sell out for PLANET OF THE APES #1 and sending the first issue into second print!
With demand increasing each issue, fans should pre-order both PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 1 TPB and PLANET OF THE APES #5 at their local comic book shop (http://www.comicshoplocator.com) to ensure they get their copies in a timely manner!
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 comic series 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?
Since its debut, the PLANET OF THE APES comic series 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…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
“…holds promise for a well-written battle saga.” — Newsarama
“…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
PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 1 TPB features cover art by Karl Richardson and is written by Daryl Gregory with interior art by Carlos Magno. This title ships in August for only $9.99 and caries a Diamond Code of JUN110954 and an ISBN13 of 978-1-60886-660-1.
PLANET OF THE APES #5 ships with an A and B cover in a 50/50 split by Karl Richardson, and Carlos Magno respectively and a 1-in-10 incentive cover. This title Ships in August for only $1 and carries a Diamond Code of JUN110952.
About BOOM! Studios
Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid series IRREDEEMABLE, Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox’s PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE. BOOM!’s recently rebranded all-ages imprint, kaboom! will see publication of PEANUTS, SPACE WARPED, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED!, Scholastic’s WORDGIRL and DUCK TALES, as well as continuing to publish fan-favorite Disney Afternoon series DARKWING DUCK, CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS along with Disney standards MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.