Sunday, July 17, 2016

Battle for the Planet of the Apes Part I

Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Part I
by Doug Moench (script) and Vincente Alcazar and Sony Trinidad (art)
Planet of the Apes (Marvel / Curtis) No. 23, August 1976

July 1976, and on FM radio, 'Summer' by the group War is in heavy rotation.

In the latest issue (cover dated August, but on the shelves in early July) of Marvel's Planet of the Apes comic magazine, a 'Battle for the Planet of the Apes' story is being serialized; this one features content that didn't make it into the 1973 feature film. Doug Moench handles the writing chores. 

Spanish artist Vincente Alcazar, and Filipino artist Sonny Trinidad, team up to provide outstanding artwork, with the imaginative use of layouts, silhouettes, and finely detailed linework. Very good stuff.........

The seven-part series concluded in issue 28 (the magazine was cancelled with issue 29).

I've posted Part One below. If there is sufficient interest I'll post the succeeding installments......?!


Mark Carter said...

Yes, please - I'd LOVE to see the rest of this series!!

Luis said...

Holy smoke, the artwork is absolutely astounding! At first glance I thought it was maybe Rudy Nebres or Nestor Redondo who did a lot of BW work for Marvel and DC in the 70's and who also have the classic style of this APES comic. Thank you very much for the post and yes, more if you have it.