Author: Eric Greene
Release Date: 1996-02-01
Genre: Performing Arts
How do political conflicts shape popular culture? This book explores that question by analyzing how the Planet of the Apes films functioned both as entertaining adventures and as apocalyptic political commentary. Informative and thought provoking, the book demonstrates how this enormously popular series of secular myths used images of racial and ecological crisis to respond to events like the Cold War, the race riots of the 1960s, the Civil Rights movement, the Black Power movement, and the Vietnam War. The work utilizes interviews with key filmmakers and close readings of the five Apes films and two television series to trace the development of the series' theme of racial conflict in the context of the shifting ideologies of race during the sixties and seventies. The book also observes that today, amid growing concerns over race relations, the resurgent popularity of Apes and Twentieth Century--Fox's upcoming film may again make Planet of the Apes a pop culture phenomenon that asks who we are and where we are going.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Planet of the Apes, Hasslein Books announces an extensive chronology by author Rich Handley. Every film, episode, novel, comic book and more is covered, from 1968 to the present--including several unpublished works. Along with a painstakingly detailed timeline spanning millennia, this volume features a gallery of more than 350 cover images, a recommended viewing/reading order, an examination of time travel in the Planet of the Apes mythos (both on screen and in print), and a title/creator index of published fiction-plus, insightful notes discussing preliminary and discarded story concepts, inconsistencies and discontinuities, unpublished lore and other fascinating trivia.
Author: David Hofstede
Publisher: ECW Press
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Performing Arts
With the July 2001 release of the Planet of the Apes remake, the franchise will be hotter than ever. The movie will star Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, and Helena Bonham Carter. Planet of the Apes enjoyed and continues to enjoy a massive fan base. This volume details every POTA film every made alongside the animated series, the spinoff series of the original film, through to publications such as comic books, and merchandise. Hofstede examines all aspects of POTA, interviews, reviews, complete cast and credit information and a bts look at what made this quirky sf film a classic.
Author: Pierre Boulle
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-05-05
In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. He finds there a planet which resembles his own, but on Soror humans behave like animals, and are hunted by a civilised race of primates. Captured and sent to a research facility, Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins. But such revelations will have always been greeted by prejudice and fear...
Author: David F. Walker
Publisher: Boom! Studios
Release Date: 2018-08-15
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
David F. Walker (Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes) and illustrated by Jonas Scharf (Warlords of Appalachia) present an original story set between 20th Century Fox's films, 2014's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and the War for the Planet of the Apes film. As Caesar and his apes recoup and recover after the Koba-led attack on the human compound in San Francisco, the military begins moving in, setting the stage for the momentous war to come. Even as humans and apes come to violent conflict, the virus that wrecked the world has begun to evolve... Collects the complete limited series.
Author: Tim Seeley
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Release Date: 2017
Genre: COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Caesar's birth in the original Planet of the Apes films was a result of the time travel at the core of that story. Tim Seeley (Revival) and David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist) relocate that birth to 19th century Africa, where Caesar crosses paths with Tarzan, leading to a much different fate for Man and Ape. Drawing deeply from the Tarzan novels and the Planet of the Apes films, Seeley and Walker run Caesar and the Lord of the Jungle through the enslavement of the Apes, through a century of war, and through the centre of the earth.
After learning that Shiva is General Thade's half-caste granddaughter and that she is traveling to Calima to find a power capable of destroying humanity, Seneca and a small band of renegade apes and humans set out to stop her.
Author: Andrew E. C. Gaska
Publisher: Titan Books
Release Date: 2018-11-13
The official, never-revealed adventures of astronaut George Taylor from the movie Planet of the Apes In Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Col. George Taylor (played by Charlton Heston) disappears into the Forbidden Zone, only to return in the film’s climactic scene. For forty-eight years, the question has remained—what happened to Taylor? Finally the truth is revealed. Beneath the irradiated wasteland, the astronaut faces the deadly wonders of a gleaming city and its inhuman citizenry. On the surface the gorillas—led by General Ursus—launch an all-out assault to exterminate the savage animals known as humans. And out in the desert, the chimpanzee scientist Milo strives to reconstruct the spacecraft that brought the humans from the past. Events spiral at a breakneck pace, with the fate of a world at stake.
Author: Jonathan Rinzler
Release Date: 2018-10-23
Genre: Performing Arts
FOREWORD BY FRASER HESTON In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science-fiction film from 1968, The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never-before-seen photographs and concept art. Based on Pierre Boulle's novel La Planéte de singes, the original Planet of the Apes was one of the most celebrated films of the 1960s and beyond. Starring Hollywood icons Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall, the movie struck a chord with the world and sparked a franchise that included eight sequels, two television series, and a long-running comic book. Now, five decades after its theatrical release, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler tells the thrilling story of this legendary Hollywood production—a film even Boulle thought would be impossible to make. With a foreword by Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston's son, The Making of Planet of the Apes is an entertaining, informative experience that will transport readers back to the strange alternate Earth ruled by apes, and bring to life memorable characters such as Cornelius, Dr. Zira, Dr. Zaius, and Taylor, the human astronaut whose time-traveling sparks an incredible adventure. Meticulously researched and designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, The Making of Planet of the Apes is also packed with a wealth of concept paintings, storyboards, and never-before-seen imagery—including rare journal pages and sketches from Charlton Heston's private collection—as well as color and black-and-white unit photography, posters, and more unique ephemera. Comprehensive in scope, The Making of Planet of the Apes is the definitive look at the original blockbuster film, a must-have for fans, film buffs, and collectors alike.
Celebrate over 50 years of one of cinema’s most influential franchises with this one-shot collection of stories highlighting the simian citizens of the world of Planet of the Apes! Featuring stories from both the original films and new series canon, including the life of an Ape Soldier in General Ursus’s army, and a story set before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, revealing Koba’s early struggles to remain loyal to Caesar.
Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, but peace never lasts for long. Ripples of dissent are spreading in both the Ape and Human ranks and when a mysterious assassin guns down the beloved Lawgiver, tensions will reach a boiling point! Can one human solve the mystery of the Lawgiver’s murder before war engulfs all of society? Or is this the beginning of the end for Apes and Humans alike? Set over 1,000 years before the arrival of Colonel George Taylor, award winning novelist Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders, Pandemonium) and critically acclaimed artists Carlos Magno and Diego Barreto present the story of the rise of the original Planet of the Apes! Collects the sixteen-issue series, plus Planet Of The Apes Special #1, Planet Of The Apes Spectacular #1, Planet Of The Apes Giant #1, and Planet Of The Apes Annual #1
"What’s to Love: Officially set in continuity of the new films, writer Michael Moreci (Burning Fields) and artist Dan McDaid (Mind the Gap) effectively bridge together events between Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, offering additional details and insight into the mindsets of apes Caesar and Koba, and human Malcolm. What It Is: Two years following the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, humanity has fallen, giving way to the dawn of Caesar's civilization. While the apes of the world find themselves unable to advance as a species, Caesar and Koba work tirelessly to find a way to unify them to join their cause. On the other side of the country, Malcolm must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife while world powers shift and civilizations simultaneously collapse and rise. Collects the entire six-issue miniseries. “A strong tale bridging the gap between the already great movies.” - Big Glasgow Comic Page"