BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1, an all-new special on sale in December. Celebrating the franchise’s historic 50th Anniversary in partnership with 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, this over-sized comic is packed with new stories highlighting the beginnings of the dominant simian civilization in Planet of the Apes!
PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 assembles acclaimed creators including writers Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer: A True Detective Story), Matt Kindt (Grass Kings, Black Badge), and Ryan Ferrier (TMNT, D4VE); artists Jared Cullum (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants), Matt Smith (Lake of Fire), and artist Lalit Kumar Sharma (Planet of the Apes: Ursus). This celebration of one of cinema’s most important franchises features a main cover by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and a variant cover by Michael and Laura Allred (Silver Surfer).
“Taking place in both the original series and new, the stories in PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 span from the birth of simian morality to ape’s peak as the dominant species of Earth,” said Cameron Chittock, editor, BOOM! Studios. “For fifty years, thePlanet of the Apes franchise has held a mirror up to humanity, and THE SIMIAN AGEshows us what happens when a burgeoning civilization is given the choice to kill or to show mercy, and the fallout of that decision.”
PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
Print copies of PLANET OF THE APES: THE SIMIAN AGE #1 will be available for sale on December 12th at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.