War for the Planet of the Apes #1

Writer: David Walker Artist: Jonas Scharf Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: July 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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San Francisco lies in ruin, as the war for survival between man and ape rests on the shoulders of one solitary soul. Prequel to the upcoming Fox film!

  • 10
    ComiConverse - Darryll Robson Jul 13, 2017

    A brilliant start to a bridging story between two Ape movies. It is a standout comic as part of a franchise but also as a narrative all by itself. Get it now before War comes to the Planet. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Jul 12, 2017

    It's one of the better movie tie-in books you'll find. The entire creative team comes together to immerse the reader in the frightening Apes reality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Alex Henning Jul 17, 2017

    It's interesting to see things begin to move towards war so quickly, but Caesar may see a threat others don't. The big question this leaves us with is: Who will strike first? Will humans be the aggressors or will apes initiate the conflict? The writing and art are great, both lending themselves to the story well. The acts of attrition and the emotions displayed here are shown off well, and it feels like there really are stakes here. The characters feel like real people, and that can be a hard thing to portray. I'd recommend picking this up if you see it, it's worth the money, especially if you're a fan of the property. It's just an opening shot, but it makes promises for what's to come very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 12, 2017

    War for the Planet of the Apes #1 does exactly what you’d expect from a prequel comic book, by establishing a number of the changes that have taken place in the world without giving away too much of what we can expect from the film hitting cinemas this week. It would be great to see a little more of what is happening beyond North America, as a comic book like this has the power to do. However, even within the confines of the landscape that walker and his art team have laid out here, there is plenty of scope for a story worthy of the excellent films that it accompanies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SnapPow.com - John McCubbin Jul 11, 2017

    War for the Planet of the Apes #1 gets this comic book prequel off to a tremendous start, as despite jumping from one place to another a little too frequently, it sets up this narrative perfectly. It also starts to set the stage for the upcoming movie, teasing how certain developments in the movie came to be. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jul 14, 2017

    For a comic called "War for the Planet of the Apes", it is surprisingly boring and doesn't have nearly enough apes or war. Read Full Review

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