Monday, February 11, 2013

Planet of the Apes Special #1 in Stores Wednesday

BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the release of PLANET OF THE APES SPECIAL #1, a standalone tale written by sci-fi novelist Daryl Gregory (PLANET OF THE APES, DRACULA: THE COMPANY OF MONSTERS) and illustrated by Diego Barreto (IRREDEEMABLE), with 32 pages of story and art. The PLANET OF THE APES SPECIAL #1, the first of three over-sized issues that will conclude Gregory's Planet of the Apes opus, is available in comic shops this Wednesday, February 13th.
It’s the return of what Jason Aaron called: “The best PLANET OF THE APES comic ever. And one of my favorite comics of the year, period.” When the Lawgiver was assassinated by a human, Ape City fell into a vicious civil war. Ten years have passed since the horrific violence and a fragile peace is emerging. Voice Alaya has been deposed and awaits sentencing in Ape City’s prison. Meanwhile, Sully has begun to rally forces, both human and ape. Little do they know they’re both on a collision course towards an even greater danger...
“I've got mixed emotions: on one hand we're bringing to a close a storyline we've been working on for over two years. On the other, hand, we're bringing to a close a storyline we've  been working on for over two years! It's 90 pages of war, death, politics, and redemption that I think follows in the best POTA tradition. I'm grateful to the fans who've followed us this far. It's been a blast for me,” said Gregory.
PLANET OF THE APES SPECIAL #1 ships in January with a main cover by Marek Oleksicki (28 DAYS LATER) and a retailer incentive cover by Paul Azaceta (UNTHINKABLE, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN).

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