Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1

Writer: Ryan Ferrier Artist: Carlos Magno Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: November 8, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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The damn dirty crossover event you demanded! Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor's time among them. To their surprise, they discover... A KONG! Now they must venture to Skull Island with Cornelius and Zira to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Nov 8, 2017

    The splash pages and reveals are particularly effective and Magno shows great talent for framing the big moments. The last pages of this issue play like the end of the first chapter of a movie serial. Which perhaps summarizes the issue – Kong On The Planet Of The Apes is the movie serial that we can only dream of seeing. But thanks to the magic of comics, we can experience it. Don't miss the next exciting installment! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Nov 12, 2017

    A smart “must-read” story on how the discovery of a larger relation plunges the apes into seeking the forbidden and the dangerous. An engaging tale with incredibly detailed visuals. I'm going to be eagerly awaiting every issue of this series to see what happens next. Recommended reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 9, 2017

    Writer Ryan Ferrier crafts a tale that works very naturally as a follow-up to the original 1968 film. Normally, I';m not thrilled when crossovers take so long to actually maneuver their two worlds together, but the slow, methodical approach really works here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Nov 8, 2017

    For a concept that could have been played for laughs or simple thrills, Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1 is a surprisingly serious and compelling opening issue, tackling some big ideas even as it delivers some effective intrigue and action. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Nov 10, 2017

    A mash-up between King Kong and Planet of the Apes could easily have been a lazy cash-grab. But Ryan Ferrier clearly put a lot of thought into the social, political, and religious significance that such a mash-up might offer, and with Carlos Magno's solid art to bring all of that to life, I can safely say: this more, so much more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AiPT! - Haroon Mushtaq Nov 7, 2017

    Overall it's not a badly written or drawn book but it's not a particularly great one either. There's no real substance or charm which is a shame as I feel like with a few tweaks it could have easily ticked more boxes for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rich Nov 11, 2017

    Cornelius, Zira, Dr. Zaius investigate finding a giant ape hidden behind the Statue of Liberty. The apes decide where there is one there might be more and they set off to find them. The apes set sail and have a long hard journey. They finally reach Africa. They rest than set sail again. As they sail they are attacked by a monstrous creature from the depths. The illustrations of apes gives them a soft subdued appearance. The colors are soft as well. When King Kong is shown you can feel his power. He is the King of his jungle. He is drawn as a massive creature of muscles and savagery. The story does drag on some on the finding of the giant ape and on the journey to Skull Island. Seeing King Kong still alive and well in this future does create some interesting and thought provoking ideas. How is it possible? King Kong is drawn looking every bit the King he is. He rules Skull Island. *Richard Vasseur*

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