Exile of the Planet of the Apes #1


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Exile of the Planet of the Apes #1


  • Words: Corinna Bechko, Gabriel Hardman
  • Art: Marc Laming
  • Colors: Jordie Bellaire
  • Publisher: BOOM! Studios
  • Price: $3.99
  • Release Date: Mar 14, 2012

Through sign language and suffering, humans are taught to revolt.

This premiere issue of Exile on the Planet of the Apes explodes with a late night raid on the village of Capua near Ape City where we witness the first of many strange sights to come –– strange for an ape, that is. Humans riding on horseback, communication happens through sign language, and the organization of a large-scale “assault” against apekind can only mean that these beasts have been tutored in the ways of rebellion by one of their own. Counselor Zaius points the finger at Prisca, who has a history of mixing science with an unsimian sympathy for the plight of man.

Exile on the Planet of the Apes #1 hearkens back to the original movies so much that a true Apes aficionado can actually hear the voices of Prisca and Counselor Zaius, and might even feel a hair or two stand on end in the “madhouse.” But it seems the writing team of Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman has their own plans for this four-issue mini, which could signal the demise of ape civilization as we know it. And don’t overlook artist Marc Laming who, with his beautifully evocative illustrations, remains faithful to the franchise that sparked this story.

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