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Byron Brewer

Review: Planet of the Apes #13


Society is changing, and so is the relationship between Human and Ape.

Against this dramatic backdrop, writer Daryl Gregory continues his fascinating and film-synced look at this most interesting and probable of sci-fi franchises.

In Planet of the Apes #13, times have changed as a decade has passed. Humans have -- well, have learned where they “belong” in society – mostly as mute beasts or servants – and that Utopia that had long escaped Alaya has seemingly arrived at last.

It is truly now a planet OF the Apes!

As our adventure on this mutated Earth continues, we find that Sully no longer believes that peace is the answer, and society is further than ever from the ways of the assassinated Lawgiver. It is sister vs. sister as Alaya raises Sully’s child as her own.

Meanwhile, there are hints of a revolution among the Apes -- and this time, it is not the humans!

Gregory can do no wrong as these characters seem to have taken on a life of their own. Artist Carlos Magno and colorist Darrin Moore continue their excellent and muted depiction of this world of adventure, involving us in rip-roarin’ action while keeping that historic and “dusty” look to the work as a whole. Magnificent!

The beginning of this arc, set 10 years apart from last issue, is an excellent jumping on place for this series. And once you caught it, you will never let go!