Planet of the Apes’ Marvel comic teases war in Beware the Planet of the Apes

‘Beware the Planet of the Apes’ is an ongoing comic series published by Marvel and is a prequel comic to the popular ‘Planet of the Apes’ trilogy of films.

The 4-issue comic takes characters from the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ film that was released in 1968 and uses them to tell a new story.


A comic series synopsis reads as follows “Once, the citizens of Ape City believed they were alone in this world, the only sentient creatures left. But Cornelius and Zira’s trip to the Forbidden Zone with the human Nova has revealed a world of violence beyond their borders. Now, an army of gorillas is on the march – and they aren’t the only factor vying for control. Don’t miss the series finale – where the connection to Taylor’s journey finally comes full circle!”

Marc Guggenheim writes the series, with Alvaro Lopez as the artist and Taurin Clarke as the cover artist.

Variant covers are done by Bjorn Barends and Ramon Rosanas.

The comics visit an area called the Forbidden Zone introduced in the 1968 movie, which is a section that no one is allowed into.

However, the first look at issue #4 hints that Cornelius and Zira will explore the Zone, and uncover its lost secrets.

The issue also teases a devastating conflict between Ape City and the Hominidae Empire, two factions within the ‘Planet of the Apes’ continuity.

Issue one of the comic is out right now for fans to purchase.

The second issue will be released on February 14, and the third issue will come out on March 27.

Issue four, the final issue, comes out on April 17.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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