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Planet of the Apes Special #1 – I am an ape fan

Let me get straight to the point, it isn’t like I am getting paid by the word here. Actually I am not getting paid at all.
Buy. This. Book!
Let me tell you where I’m coming from.  I have been a big fan of Apes since childhood. I remember watching the 4:30 movie on WABC here in New York when they presented their week-long marathon of Apes movies and just having my adolescent mind blown at the sight of the Statue of Liberty half buried in the sand. (ummm…Spoilers? And hey, congrats on emerging from that cave after 40 years.)

Over the years since then, there have been adaptations of Planet of the Apes as TV series, Saturday morning cartoons and comic books published by Marvel and a few other companies.
With the film franchise recently getting a reboot with the release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the Apes are still as popular as ever. Boom Studios smartly started publishing a series of Planet of the Apes comics since April 2011 to deserved critical acclaim, but I regrettably missed out picking up these books. But I am a smart dude and I thought the Planet of the Apes Special #1 would be a great jumping on point for me.
This comic book is gorgeous from back to front. The storyline is engaging, Daryll Gregory has crafted a fascinating, epic tale of civil war and political intrigue. Artist Diego Barreto beautifully illustrates the comic, giving it the familiar look of the original films yet he adds his own vision of the Ape world. Tying it all together is the amazing color art of Darrin Moore, his palette and color choices adds to the atmosphere of the world and draws you right in. There is literally a planetful of directions for Boom Studios’ series to explore and I am willing to go along and explore it with this creative team.
I am an ape fan (wait, do we have a name? Ape-ites? Planeteers? Someone get back to me on this.) and it seems Boom and crew are also. I am adding their Planet of the Apes comics to my pull-list and I recommend you do too.
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Planet of the Apes Special #1
Written by Daryl Gregory
Drawn by Diego Barreto
SC, 32pgs, FC, SRP: $4.99
Diamond Code: DEC12 0909

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