Planet of the Apes #2

Writer: David F. Walker Artist: Dave Wachter Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 17, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

Humanity slips ever closer to the brink of extinction as the Army of Man continues to target apes in a misguided attempt to end the spread of the ALZ-113 retrovirus. With groups of apes in Europe, Africa and Asia continuing to grow in intelligence and power, the threat of simian domination of Earth becomes increasingly possible. Meanwhile, the United Nations makes a bold move to the save the human race.
Rated T+

  • 8.7
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 17, 2023

    What Planet of the Apes #2 lacks in action it overcomes in unique plot threads and guiding questions. Sure, this story is moving slowly but the comic itself is incredibly informative helping to place the status quo in 2016. Furthermore, to all the fans wondering how the apes even began to learn some of the items we saw in the movies, look no further than this very issue which is steeped in authentic lore that should drive anyones curiosity. From questions pondering humanity's struggles with slavery down through to the quality of life itself, Walker will definitely cause fans of Planet of the Apes #2 to have some critical conversations about some heavy topics. So far, I highly recommend giving this issue and series a try. Even with the lack of action, I still found Planet of the Apes #2 quite enjoyable. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely May 17, 2023

    Planet of the Apes is taking the methodical approach to its story, but it's been excellent so far. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - mrgabehernandez May 19, 2023

    Planet of the Apes #2 is a respectable improvement over issue #1 as readers get more time with the rapidly evolving apes and little scenes tease how the simians become poised to take over. That said, too much time is spent building up an impossible-to-believe boogeyman in the Exercitus Viri, so the issue still falls short of the source material. Read Full Review

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