Planet of the Apes: Ursus #1

Writer: David Walker Artist: Chris Mooneyham Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
9.1Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

David F. Walker (Luke Cage) returns to the Planet of the Apes with artist Christopher Mooneyham (Five Ghosts) for a limited series about the franchise's most notorious villain!
General Ursus has always hated and feared mankind. Get a glimpse at his rise through the ranks to General and what experiences brought him to the Forbidden Zone.

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 7, 2018

    The shock and horrors of a planet ruled by apes returns as the focus goes to mankind's greatest enemy. Ursus is a rounded character in this tale and the visuals superb as the title character discovers his world is about to undergo its worst threat. This should be read by all humans…and apes. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Jan 3, 2018

    This series is going to take us on a journey with Ursus and his rise to and thirst for power. He has been portrayed as the vilest villain in all of Ape City and it's provinces, but I don't think we've seen anything yet. We'll see what made him into the ape that rules the army with an iron fist. Join us as we experience this bumpy ride"because they have no roads. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jan 14, 2018

    Planet of the Apes: Ursus #1 is a powerful opening salvo for this series. Walker, Mooneyham, and Wordie do some phenomenal work with this comic. Its emotional, has excellent pacing and tone control, and the art is damn good. This one gets a recommendation. Pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Roger Palmer Jan 6, 2018

    I got a huge kick of this comic book and it's sold me on reading through the rest of this series, it's good impressive artwork and the franchise offers a completely different backdrop than most comic books and for casual fans, it's a good jumping in point to have something different. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Jan 3, 2018

    There is one downside to how heavily covered this small bit of POTA continuity has been, and that is repetition. If you have not read many of the various tie-in comics and books, you will likely get much more out of this. Having devoured as much as I could find over the years, I will be on my third or fourth variation on the Landon story. I'm not docking any marks for that, of course. I think the storyline presents interesting new ideas so far and I very much look forward to the rest of the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jan 5, 2018

    A very good start to a character study of Apess most prominent villain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Gizmo Apr 1, 2018

    Wow, I wasn't expecting a short series about General Ursus to be this good! It adds complexity to his character and builds on the POTA mythology by tying in with both the first film and the excellent Boom POTA comics from a few years ago. I have to give props to the covers as well, I didn't get a hold of the sweet cover with Ursus's helmet rendered as a human cage, but I got another cover that evokes Ursus's face like a propaganda poster.

  • 9.5
    Snapfire Jan 17, 2018

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