The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of PLANET OF THE APES: URSUS #1 from BOOM! Studios. The story is written by David F. Walker; with art by Chris Mooneyham, colors by Jason Wordie, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire.

It is a desperate time at Ape City as the food situation has become critical. The Simian High Council has decided to cut the budget of the military and convert soldiers into farmers in an effort to replenish the food supply. General Ursus violently disagrees and points out that the problem hasn’t truly been addressed: humans. They are reason why the food is rapidly disappearing and they must be eliminated. Two recent discoveries by his soldiers only strengthen his views and deepen his concern about the future of apekind…

Set in the original movie continuity, the script perfectly captures the vibe of those films. David F. Walker makes Ursus very interesting, rather than the two-dimension character we were introduced to in BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES. There’s an interesting subplot that points to the lack of diversity of the human characters. Mooneyham, Wordie, and Dukeshire recapture the classic look of the films, while adding their own style and the results are beautiful. This miniseries is a perfect start to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original PLANET OF THE APES release. Check it out!

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