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Prepare for an Epic Read in ‘The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes’

Fan of the classic Planet of the Apes comics? We’re with you. There were some amazing stories to take in and while the finest tales hit the market decades ago, there’s no reason to forget that brilliance. And that’s where Sequart Organization comes into play, as their new release, The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes digs into the realm of POTA like never before. There’s some amazing info in this release and it is no doubt going to have fans of the franchise drooling all over themselves.

The book is now available right here. You can dig on the full details below!

Sequart Organization is proud to announce the publication of The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes, edited by Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato.

Since the 1970s, the Planet of the Apes franchise has frequently delved into the world of comics. Some stories have made the Lawgiver proud, while others have brought shame to Ape City. In the comics arena not all apes are created equal — but for fans that’s half the fun of reading them.

More than 150 POTA comics have been published during the past four decades, from Gold Key, Marvel, Power Records, Brown Watson Books, Editorial Mo. Pa. Sa., Malibu Graphics, Dark Horse, Mr. Comics, and BOOM! Studios. Writers have explored the settings, concepts, and characters from the films (and occasionally the TV series), while introducing an array of new characters and scenarios. Back stories have been revealed, plot holes filled in, and histories extrapolated upon. The comics have employed multiple genres and styles, taking readers to distant villages, ruined cities, and oceanic civilizations — and we’ve even seen the Apes battle alien invaders from War of the Worlds and Alien Nation. It’s been quite the madhouse, to be sure. But by and large the Apes comics have remained true to creator Pierre Boulle’s simian spirit.

The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes examines this history with an essay anthology that features insightful analysis from comics historians, novelists, bloggers, and Apes experts. If you’re eager to learn more about Apes lore, then you’ll need to get your stinkin’ paws on this volume.

The Sacred Scrolls runs 312 pages and is available in print and on Kindle.

Table of Contents:

Foreword: Fiction for Thinking Apes

By Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman

From Technicolor to Four-Color: The Film and Novel Adaptations

By Zaki Hasan

Madhouse of Ideas: Marvel Terrorizes the Planet of the Apes

By Sam Agro

Hope Springs Eternal: Tom and Doug’s Marvelous Adventures

By John Roche

Quest for the Apeslayer: Embracing the Best and Worst in Media Tie-in Fiction

By Joe Bongiorno

The Simian Records: Giving Children the Power to Go Ape

By Dan Greenfield

Apes Abroad: No Love at Home, Alan and Pete Roam

By Jim Beard

Marshall Arts: Malibu’s Adventures on the Planet of the Apes

By Rich Handley

Simians, Savages, and Simpletons: Mini-Adventures on a Monkey Planet

By Joseph F. Berenato

Dark Horse Goes Ape: Is There a Soul in There?

By Lou Tambone

Assessing the Revolution: Mr. Comics Flies the Flag

By Edward Gross

A Tale of Two Cities: Sibling Rivalry on BOOM!’s Planet of the Apes

By Joseph Dilworth, Jr.

Reopening the BOOM! Box: Prequels and Sequels on Parallel Planets

By Joseph Dilworth, Jr.

City on the Edge of Rebellion: IDW Takes BOOM! Where No Ape Has Gone Before

By Joseph F. Berenato

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again, and Again, and Again… Time Travel to and from the Planet of the Apes

By Dayton Ward

Damn Them All to Hell: The Unpublished Apes Comics

By Rich Handley

Afterword: The Moon Goes BOOM!

By Dafna Pleban


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