Thursday, June 16, 2011

Get Caught Up With These Damn Dirty Apes!

Over the past weekend I reread the first couple of issues of Boom! Studios new ongoing comic book series Planet of the Apes - I can't begin to explain just how much I'm enjoying this series: great storytelling and dialogue; imaginative and eye catching interior artwork with stunning covers.

Taking place before the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie — and 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?

Don't just take my word for it - since its debut, the Planet of the Apes comic series has received generous 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
... 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

If you're still not convinced (and why not?) then Boom! Studios are making an offer that I think will be very hard to turn down.

In August this year Boom! Studios are releasing the first full story-arc comprising the first four issues of the series as a trade paperback for just $9.99 (I've advanced ordered it from my shop for £5.44).

That same month a new story-arc launches with issue #5 - and Boom! Studios are offering this issue for just $1 (75p in real money). So for just $11 you'll be caught up on this fantastic new sci-fi series written by award-winning novelist Daryl Gregory and drawn by the sensational Carlos Magno.

The first volume trade paperback features cover art by the supremely talented Karl Richardson and carries 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 issue carries a Diamond Code of JUN110952.

More details, of course, from Boom! Studios and your local comic shop.