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Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes

(Planet of the Apes B1)

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4.12  ·  Rating details ·  154 ratings  ·  15 reviews
With BETRAYAL OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, writer/artist Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) and writer Corinna Sara Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) take you right into the continuity of the original seminal fan-favorite film, as the feared and respected General Aleron finds himself at the center of a conspiracy that could transform ape/human relations! ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by BOOM! Studios
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Michael
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sequential-art
Absolut überzeugendes Prequel zum ersten PdA-Film mit sehr guten Zeichnungen und super Kolorierung. Der ideale (Wieder)Einstieg für Neulinge und Alt-Leser, weil diese Story die Grundlage für Späteres darstellt.
"Ape does not kill Ape", so hat der weise Gesetzgeber das oberste Gebot formuliert, aber als das Kastensystem zu bröckeln beginnt, setzen sich hochrangige Affen zwecks Machterhalt über das Gebot hinweg. Affen sind eben auch nicht besser als die Menschen es waren, die jetzt nach einem letzt
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Don Weiss
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Inspired by the classic science-fiction movie series, Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman take the original PLANET OF THE APES storyline in a new direction with this revealing tie-in graphic novel.

Dr. Zaius finds himself immersed in a conspiracy involving a secretive gorilla general and the apparent murder of an orangutan scientist who taught his human subject the art of sign language. All is not as it seems, however, and soon Zaius discovers far more than he bargained for, including the extent o
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Steven Shinder
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Jeff Lanter
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
While I started reading the first Planet of the Apes series from Boom Studios, I just haven't been able to get around to reading it thus far, especially after I heard how good this newer series is. As far as I can tell (I've only seen the two newest Planet of the Apes movies, embarrassingly), this series is close to the original movie. This is a time where apes control the Earth and humans are thought to be inferior, particularly for their violent behavior. It is hard to argue with the Apes' opi ...more
Dann
Jun 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Boom! Studios re-launches the Planet of the Apes comic series with the graphic novel Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes. Set 20 years before the original film, a secret cabal within the ape council attempts to eliminate a doctor who has taught sign language to a human. It's an interesting story that does a fairly good job at working within the continuity of the film series. And, the plot finds clever ways to bring in a couple of canon characters, like Dr. Zaius and Ursus. The artwork is also fai ...more
Mike
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
A prequel to the original Planet of the Apes movie. A young(ish) Dr. Zaius, recently appointed to the Ape City Council, becomes embroiled in a case of heresy and a conspiracy against the Ape government.

I enjoyed seeing a deeper delve into the backstory of Dr. Zaius. I thought the idea of the feral human trained to sign was a new take on the usual ape-human role reversals seen in PotA. Aleron was an interesting character - giving a gorilla a leading role seems unusual for PotA stories, much less
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Joey Heflich
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
It bugs me that SyFy or whoever never picked up a spin-off Planet of the Apes TV show. I guess the unpopular original TV show and the Tim Burton remake made that unlikely. Oh, well. Still, these comics are a great alternative to what might have been.
Ken French
Aug 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: genre-fiction
The best of the Apes spinoff comics. Very close in spirit to the original movie.
Shawn Birss
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Betrayal of The Planet of The Apes, frequent collaborators Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman manage to make a decades-old franchise entirely their own. Readers familiar with either or both of these comics creators know them for horror, for dystopian fiction, for careful attention to details of animals and plants, and for unmatched world building. Whether by accident or by design, I can hardly imagine a team more perfectly suited to take on a comics reboot of Planet Of The Apes.

In this prequ
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James  Love
Jun 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-edition, 2017
This prequel begins approximately 20 years before the events chronicled in The Planet of the Apes 1968 movie.
Blair Hodgkinson
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Not a particularly compelling Apes prequel.
Matthew Kresal
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The 1968 film The Planet Of The Apes spawned one of the first high-profile film franchisees, taking in four additional films in the early 1970s before a remake and now a rebooted series of films in the 21st century. Despite all those films and their success (or lack thereof), perhaps no one has captured the spirit of the original film better than the writers and artists behind this volume which collects BOOM! Studios miniseries Betrayal Of The Planet Of The Apes in one volume and with superb res ...more
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Силно се надявам да сте чели „Планетата на маймуните” на Пиер Бул. Френският писател със сигурност не е подозирал, че кратичкото му романче, изпълнено с мрачни алегории и остър сарказъм ще се превърне в един от най-силните кино-франчайзи, истинска научнофантастична класика. „Планетата на маймуните” е криво огледало на човешката цивилизация, критикуващо и осмиващо всяка грозна и патологична черта на нашата „възвишена” природа. А идеята да си сменим мястото с приматите и да видим как е от другата ...more
Charles
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was ok
It was alright. My only complaint is that it was way too rushed, and I thought that hurt the story quite a bit. This should have been six or even eight issues long. We didn't get to explore any of the characters nearly enough. Before I knew it, I was at the end and I was like, "Really, it's over?"
Mhorg
Jan 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well done and faithful to the source

The best of the recent planet of the apes comics with good art, engrossing characters and situations. A well done addition to apes lore.
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Corinna Bechko has been writing comics since her horror graphic novel Heathentown was published by Image/Shadowline in 2009. Since then she worked for Marvel, DC, Boom!, Image, and Dark Horse, among others, on titles such as Planet of the Apes, Star Wars: Legacy, Savage Hulk, Aliens/Vampirella, Invisible Republic, and Green Lantern: Earth One. She was recently short-listed for the Aeon Award for h ...more

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