Fans of the classic Planet of the Apes films have had a lot to be happy about since BOOM! Studios launched their retro comic book series exploring the post-apocalyptic world under simian rule. The series has enjoyed rave reviews and it looks like there’s more to come.
It’s interesting to see all of these classic properties (such as Bionic Man, Godzilla, and the Lone Ranger) getting dusted off and represented in ongoing comics. While ‘Hollywood’ has a spotty record with such projects, the comic book industry seems to have better luck with these concepts.
More as it comes…
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie, 2009 and 2010′s “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of Eisner and Harvey Award-winning, bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME, and GARFIELD. BOOM!’s lit comix-focused imprint, BOOM! Town, recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER.