An Ape Classic Returns
From 1974 to 1977, Marvel Comics (through their Curtis Magazine imprint) published a black & white tie-in comic for the Planet of the Apes movie and TV series. It featured not only adaptations of the five original movies, but also new adventures as well as background stories on the creation of the films. [Full disclosure: Your ever-lovin' ed-otter grabbed every issue he could get a hold of!] Many of the stories were written by Moonknight co-creator Doug Moench (as well as Gerry Conway) and illustrated by Ghost Rider co-creator Mike Ploog (as well as Mike Esposito and George Tuska). Now, BOOM! Studios have secured the rights to re-publish those 1970′s classics under the title Terror on the Planet of the Apes, coming this February.