Star Trek / Planet of the Apes #1

Star Trek / Planet of the Apes #1

Writer: Scott Tipton, David Tipton Artist: Rachael Stott Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 31, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

It's the crossover nobody ever expected! STAR TREK: The hope for the best of mankind's future! PLANET OF THE APES: A chilling look at the fall of humanity! How could these worlds possibly collide? What could possibly cause Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise to side with Dr. Zaius to protect Ape City? And what does Colonel George Taylor have to say about it? It's a madhouse! A madhouse!!

  • 9.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Marceline Hallows Jan 4, 2015

    When it comes to comic books, or books in general the most important thing I think is this; do you want to find out what happens? And the answer with this is yes. Yes I do. This has been done well, it does not take the universe of Star Trek and just throw random other sci-fi at it, there is reasoning behind it. It is a fun idea which has been created wonderfully. A good story and incredible artwork. Just what you want from a Star Trek comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Ford Jan 12, 2015

    Whether youre a Trekkie, or just a fan of monkeys like me; this premier edition is right up youre sci-fi jungle. It has all the earmarks of both classic series, with a few Apester eggs tossed in for the dedicated follower. The only thing to make it better would be an accompanying audio track featuring a remix of the Falco/Simpsons mashup: Rock Me Dr. Zaius. Cue the break-dancing chimps, with Uhura spinning on the ones and twos. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jan 3, 2015

    This looks to be a great crossover. Two franchises that have a large appeal colliding in a believable way. The issue is a great start. If you come across this issue you might want to pick this up. I definitely recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - RobertJCross Dec 31, 2014

    If you're a fan of either, pick this bad boy up! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Jan 6, 2015

    The art here is by Rachael Stott, with colours by Charlie Kirchoff and Tom B. Long. And the art is pretty fantastic by any measure. There's a certain cleanness to the artwork, with there being a lot of colour positivity to it. It lends well to the narrative feel since the story is set in the early years of The Original Series and is thus part of that setting when things were overall very positive and uplifting and grandiose. And the Klingons have their old designs too, without the whole head-ridge thing going on, so that's a nice nostalgia trip as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Corey 'Undeadpool' Schroeder Dec 31, 2014

    This idea is great on paper and has a solid execution. It evokes the source material, perhaps a bit too slavishly every now and then, while still telling an interesting story all its own within that framework. Plenty is left up in the air to discover, and with this as an example, I have ever confidence that itll be well worth looking into. Oh and the storyline is called The Primate Directive. That's...that's just the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Gaumer Jan 1, 2015

    Star Trek/Planet of the Apes #1 isn't quite the peanut butter and chocolate combination I was looking for, but it's certainly peanut butter and jelly. It's not quite as sophisticated, with one side almost entirely eclipsing the other, but is still a very enjoyable experience. This is not a Planet of the Apes book, however, at least not yet, and while longtime Trek fans will be pleased, Planet of the Apes fans will have to wait at least another issue to see a payoff. Another thing worth noting is the fact that two different publishers are cooperating to bring this series together, and I hope beyond hope that this precedent leads to more IDW/Boom! Studios crossovers in the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Dec 30, 2014

    Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive gets off to a great start, as though it fails to show it's crossover potential, plot wise it's heading in the right direction. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Dec 31, 2014

    It is my own hope that this series does take the time, in future issues, to comment on some larger humanitarian theme, since that was the very nature of both franchises. So far, it's a fun revisit with a classic Star Trek feel. For those looking for more General Marius and less Captain Kirk, you might be better off skipping ahead tothe next installment. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jan 1, 2015

    While this first issue is predominately set-up for things to come, it's a very telling set-up that indicates a lot of positives about the team making this book. For one, they clearly know Star Trek lore very well. Secondly, the teamknows of the issues with trying to combine these two franchises and formclear plan for how to approach this mash-up. Overall, a very good start that definitely makes me hungry for more in 2015. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jan 5, 2015

    An interesting notion, "Star Trek/Planet of the Apes: The Primate Directive" #1 promises readers a fun time with some entertaining adventures. The first issue does a decent job of setting things in motion, but it also establishes the situation that the crew of the Enterprise stumble into without prescribing a finish. While it may be a given that certain conclusions simply cannot come to pass, Tipton, Tipton, Stott, Kirchoff and Long certainly give readers the impression that almost anything can happen, especially as readers make the final page discovery alongside Kirk and Spock. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 2, 2015

    I went into the first issue with lots of skepticism, and came away wanting to see where it all goes. If you're a fan of campy sci-fi, or Star Trek of Planet of the Apes, do yourself a favor and check the series out. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jan 2, 2015

    Unfortunately, we were a little disappointed with “Star Trek/Planet of the Apes” #1. While the potential for greatness is there, from the creative team to the weird way in which the premise just works, there is yet to be enough commitment to make this comic truly entertaining beyond the “Primate Directive” subtitle. Of course, this is only the first issue of the series and it could finally indulge itself now that the Star Trek crew is on ape-torn Earth. In fact, the main reason why we believe this comic should be supported is the cover to next month's issue which features an aged, naked Charlton Heston holding a gun over a kneeling William Shatner. We try not to exaggerate on this site too much, but if the second issue of the series doesn't feature this scene to any degree then we may have to tearfully retract what we just said. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jan 4, 2015

    The voice and likeness of the Star Trek cast is captured perfectly here, it feel just like a Star Trek episode in many ways. There is a flip side to that though in that much of the comic descends into talking heads. When you are making a comic, that isn't limited to the budget and practicality of a television show, it helps to take advantage of the medium. That being said, there is certainly a well earned authenticity to this comic, any Star Trek fan will enjoy this and we'll find out soon enough if that can be said for POTA fans as well. Now that the premise has been established, I'm confident that the second issue will offer plenty of thrills take us to the next level.

  • 8.0
    Jason The Dude Jan 1, 2015

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