Arriving in shops in October, Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 is part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apes film franchise (the original novel came out in 1963) and this special features a trio of stories about “the beast called man” set in the both the original and current film continuities.
Official PR follows and then a preview:
BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1, an all-new special on-sale in October and celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, with new stories highlighting the Planet of the Apes’ most dangerous enemy: the beast called man! This historic one-shot features stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the early years of Armando and Caesar before Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, and for the first time ever, a story set after the harrowing events of War for the Planet of the Apes, following a few of the remaining human survivors.
PLANET OF THE APES: THE TIME OF MAN #1 assembles fan-favorite creators including writers Dan Abnett (Aquaman), David F. Walker (Luke Cage) and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West); artists Carlos Magno (Kong of Skull Island), George Schall (Dark Horse Presents) and Morgan Beem (The Family Trade); and features covers by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and Michael Allred (Silver Surfer) in this celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises.
“Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 kicks off our 50th anniversary celebration with an incredible batch of writers and artists with a passion for the series,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, BOOM! Studios. “Featuring familiar faces and all new characters, this collection of stories from the human perspective is one fans will not want to miss.”
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