Final week Marvel Comics introduced that they’d regained the license to Planet of the Apes, the traditional sci-fi franchise the place, within the far future, clever apes have risen up and brought over the Earth. Right this moment the writer revealed their first new launch for the property, an omnibus assortment of the unique Marvel Comics Planet of the Apes comics from the ’70s. The omnibus is ready to reach early subsequent yr.
The omnibus assortment of tales initially launched between 1974-1977 and written by Doug Moench and illustrated by George Tuska and Alfredo Alcala will include a brand new cowl by artist E.M. Gist, and with a direct market-exclusive variant that includes a traditional cowl from the sequence by Gil Kane & Mike Esposito. Right here’s how Marvel describes the gathering:
This uncommon assortment will reprint all eleven problems with ADVENTURES ON THE PLANETS OF THE APES for the very first time! The beloved 1975 sequence tailored the primary two iconic Planet of the Apes movies and maintain a particular place within the hearts of Planet of the Apes and Marvel Comics followers alike!
When a crew of astronauts crash-lands on an odd and desolate world, they uncover a society of apes with heightened intelligence and speech! And right here, a race of mute people are their slaves! Can the mission’s chief, Taylor, combat his manner free and maintain onto his humanity? What’s the surprising secret of this Planet of the Apes? And what unfathomable hazard lies beneath the floor? Discover out when a second spaceship makes its technique to this uncanny world and one other astronaut faces a battle for survival, with the destiny of your complete planet at stake!
Based mostly on the 1963 novel of the identical identify, the unique Planet of the Apes movie was launched in 1968, and spawned 4 sequels, a live-action and an animated tv sequence, an early 2000s remake, and a trio of prequels launched in 2011, 2014, and 2017, respectively. Most significantly, although, it spawned a beloved musical episode of The Simpsons.
It’s unclear at this level what Marvel’s new choices for the property will entail – whether or not they’ll be set in the course of the authentic movies or the prequels, or every part suddenly – however a reprint of the unique materials is a logical place to start out. It follows the same mannequin that Marvel has taken with the Alien and Predator licenses, the place they reprinted earlier materials from different publishers, in addition to with Conan, a license they are going to lose on the finish of this yr to Titan Comics.
Search for the Planet of the Apes Adventures: The Authentic Marvel Years Omnibus to reach in shops in March of 2023.