Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1

Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes #1

Writer: Corinna Bechko Artist: Gabriel Hardman Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 2, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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Hot on the heels of BOOM!’s sold out, best selling PLANET OF THE APES ongoing series comes a brand new four issue mini co-written and drawn by Gabriel Hardman. Best known for his series-defining work on HULK and AGENTS OF ATLAS and his storyboard work on such hit films as Christopher Nolan’s INCEPTION, Hardman and writer Corinna Sara Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) bring you PLANET OF THE APES: BETRAYAL! Taking place during the continuity of the original seminal fan favorite film, the feared and respected General Aleron finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that could transform ape/human relations! Aleron’s journey puts him face to face with…Dr. Zaius! A not-to-be-missed mini-series with story and art that is sure to make you go… ape!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 11, 2011

    I loved this book, it's a great read and if you can find it pick it. It brought back me back tothe times of watching the Planet of The Ape marathons with my dad. I look forward toreading more and how this story progresses in the second issue. Read Full Review

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    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Nov 1, 2011

    The Apes have evolved. It was a wonderful if uneven franchise to start, but this team has more than restored the luster. Maintaining the perfect balance of camp and retro thrills with a perfectly modern legal suspense plot, it's science fiction at its smartest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 3, 2011

    Hardman's art is a spectacular match for the Ape world. There is character and motion to the faces of the apes and the world around them looks vibrant and lived in. The action sequences, in their skewed panels and frantic pacing, hold a cinematic splendor that guides the eye and delivers impact. The brilliant page layouts and amazing pencil work make this book a showcase of both awesome and storytelling technique. Read Full Review

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    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 2, 2011

    As a big fan of the original Planet of the Apes movies, this is, once again, a welcome treat. We know what society was like in those films and getting to see what it was like prior is nice. In the movies and comics, there is an emphasis on the caste system. Seeing it break down is almost like discovering the secret to a magic trick. This is the beginning of the end of life as they know it. Gabriel Hardman's art with Jordie Bellaire's colors are a sight to be seen. Compared to some Planet of the Apes comics I recall from the 80s, this interpretation is a welcomed surprise. We can assume the story won't have a happy ending but it's almost like reading about history. We know where the ape society ends up but now we get more information as to why it turned out the way it did. Read Full Review

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