Posted by:
Byron Brewer

Advanced Review: Planet of the Apes #15

Writer: 
Daryl Gregory
Art: 
Carlos Magno
Colors: 
Darrin Moore
Letterer: 
Travis Lanham
Cover: 
Carlos Magno, Darrin Moore
Publisher: 
BOOM! Studios
Price: 
$3.99
Release Date: 
June 20, 2012

Body

Julian is at risk as two entities make their way toward him: Voice Alaya is forced to ally herself with the one person on the Planet of the Apes who wants her dead. Sully has turned her back against peace to the 10-year Human/Ape War and is trying to find her son’s abductor.

Meanwhile, beneath the surface, treachery is growing and may cost Alaya all she has ever known or loved.

Writer Daryl Gregory and artist Carlos Magno continue to send Planet of the Apes into orbit as BOOM’s best-ever series as the highly revered sci-fi franchise grows and begins to eclipse the films from which it is adapted.

This book is recommended reading for anyone who holds dear these great films as well as sci-fi connoisseurs all over fandom. Seldom have I seen a series take to the characters so well, as Gregory breathes life and distinct voices into Man and Ape in this shared world.

As with all types of episodic entertainment, history is very important to this book, and as they battle in the 10-Year War, characters live and die and make their marks on our hearts even as evil lurks, ever threatening, underneath.

Magno’s art is a text in bringing a film franchise to the printed page while Darrin Moore’s color palette has kept these adventures true to their roots.

I cannot think of a comic that is doing more for science fiction now than Planet of the Apes

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