Marvel isn’t gonna monkey around next spring.
The new Planet of the Apes series from Marvel Comics–first announced over the summer–will hit comic book shops in April 2023. Check out the promotional cover from artist Salvador Larroca on this page.
Marvel has also announced the writer-artist team chosen to adapt the iconic Planet of the Apes film franchise to the four-color world. David F. Walker (Luke Cage, Power Man) will script the series, with Dave Wachter (Blade: Vampire Nation) illustrating the comics.
These comics won’t be the first time Marvel has tackled the Apes franchise. The House of Ideas published Planet of the Apes comics back in 1974, and followed those up with Adventures on the Planet of the Apes books in 1975.
The original 1968 Planet of the Apes film–directed by Franklin J. Schaffner from a screenplay by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling–stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans. The landmark film follows an astronaut crew that crash-lands on a strange planet in the distant future where apes are the dominant species.
The original film series–which included four sequels–was followed by Tim Burton’s 2001 remake and a reboot series that began with Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Marvel’s take on Planet of the Apes.