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BOOM! Studios has announced that it has acquired the storied comic rights to the long-lasting Planet of the Apes franchise. With a new movie set for later this year, BOOM! has tapped sci-fi novelist Daryl Gregory (Dracula: The Company of Monsters) and artist Carlos Magno (Green Latnern Corps) to go into ape-infested territories… but not without a few surprises.
“In the new series, we’re taking our cues from the classic Apes movies, but we’re shaking it up with some major surprises of our own,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon in a press release. “This book is sure to make fans new and old cheer, rave and, dare I say, go Ape when they see what we have in store for them!”
Set for an April debut, the BOOM! comic series Planet of The Apes will serve as an informal prequel to the original 1968 movie, in a time where Ape society hasn’t yet reached its golden age as seen in the movie. With the upcoming movie reportedly set to show the apes initial rise against humankind, this comic series could be an integral part of the expanding mythos.