Boom! Studios has gone bananas for Planet of the Apes ever since acquiring the licensing rights in 2011 and has produced a brilliant bunch of crossover mini-series, like Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm, Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek/Planet of the Apes, Kong on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern.
To further celebrate the sci-fi franchise's 50th anniversary this year, Boom! is delivering a primal pair of anthology one-shots to go ape over: October's Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 and December's Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age #1. The debut story collection set to swing for the trees this week is The Time of Man, and SYFY WIRE is happy to unleash 13 of its wild interior pages.
Boom!'s beastly story collection focuses on the Planet of the Apes Universe's most unpredictable enemy: the beast named man! The oversized issue features three individual tales from both vintage and modern movie timelines, including the early years of Armando and Caesar prior to the events of Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, humans defending a sacred mountain from intelligent simians, and a harrowing survival story chronicling the dire aftermath of War for the Planet of the Apes.
The talent lineup here offers up work by writers Dan Abnett (Aquaman), David Walker (Bitter Root), and Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Low Road West); artists Carlos Magno (Kong of Skull Island), George Schall (Dark Horse Presents), and Morgan Beem (The Family Trade); and memorable variant covers by Fay Dalton (Normandy Gold) and John Keaveney (Kong on the Planet of the Apes), and Mike Allred (Madman).
"Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 kicks off our celebration of the franchise's 50th anniversary with three stories exploring the world that left mankind behind from different angles," series editor Cameron Chittock told SYFY WIRE. "Whether it's the reveal of what happened to Alex from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, or an all-new look at Armando's past with Caesar from the classics, this issues spans all 50 years and has something for all POTA fans."
Pound your chest and plunge straight into our exclusive advance preview of Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man #1 in the gallery below, then let us know if you'll add this special issue to your pull shelf when it arrives on October 31.