Boom! Studios has announced that a War for the Planet of the Apes comic series is coming, ahead of the release of the film by the same name. Written by David F. Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia), the War for the Planet of the Apes comic series debuts July 12, 2017 as a four-issue monthly limited series. The highly anticipated 20th Century Fox film opens two days later on July 14th.
David F, Walker says:
I’m a huge fan of the original Planet of the Apes films, and I really love what they’ve done with the new series. Working on War for the Planet of the Apes not only means that I get to play around in my favorite film franchise, it means I get to contribute to what may ultimately be the best Apes film since the first one in 1968.
Playing around with more realistic likenesses and locations from the movies and a more stylized approach in the context of the medium of comics is also going to be interesting. And let’s be honest here, drawing apes is also just a ton of fun.
The events of the comic will picking up on events where the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes film left off, and this series will bridge the time between the two films, overall a period of one year. According to Boom, the comic will follow various groups of characters throughout the country. We are also likely to learn more about how “apes and humans struggle for dominance in the aftermath of the Simian Virus”, according to Walker.
War for the Planet of the Apes #1 features covers by Mikhail Borulko and Jay Shaw (Evil Empire). And it arrives in shops on July 12th, 2017.