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The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes

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Since the 1970s, the Planet of the Apes franchise has frequently delved into the world of comic books. 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
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published August 1st 2015 by Sequart Organization
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Richard Guion
Sep 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an email a few weeks ago announcing Sequart has published a new book called The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes. Being a big Apes fan, I had to check it out, and was given a review copy in return for an honest review. It's a great addition to any bookshelf for a die-hard Apes fanatic.

Of particular interest to me, of course, were the chapters on Marvel Comics Planet of the Apes magazine from the 1970s. I have written a few articles on this topic myself, over on Giant-S
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Ming Wei
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great story, well planned out.
Mark
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: star-trek-comics
Another fine volume from Sequart with an in-depth look at a popular comics franchise. Everyone involved has done an apetastic job!
Mhorg
Feb 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent

A decent, if uneven book the authors bring a scholarly approach to the various comics that have been done about planet of the apes. These efforts have been wildly diverse. As a long time apes fan, my favorite run was marvels, even though I never liked the mostly silly terror storyline. Adventure/Malibu I thought was garbage and boom comics is a bit too of the accepted timeline. But here, in this book which would have gotten another star if there had been more illustrations, tells the reade
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Steven
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’m not really a PotA fan, but this overview of every comic series—up to the book’s publication—from Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, and others definitely held my attention. Of particular interest was when it came to the unpublished plans of each writer who found their series canceled—usually due to licensing issues between their publisher and 20th Century Fox—which are discussed in length, including plot breakdowns. Recommended for fans of the franchise.
David Den Boer
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
POTA History Lesson

Amazing history of the planet of the apes comic books from alien nation to Star Trek and beyond, must have for fans!
Dann
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes is a fascinating and in-depth look at the history of Planet of the Apes comics. From Gold Key to BOOM! the authors chronicle all of the licensed (and some of the unlicensed) comic runs over the last four decades; including Marvel’s movie adaptations, Adventure’s continuation of the original film series, Dark Horse’s reboot in the Tim Burton-verse, and BOOM!’s prequels to the new and classic films. Additionally, they discuss what each series br ...more
Robert Gilson
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Took me long enough but I finally got around to finishing this. This book is a bunch of essays on the many different versions Planet of the Apes comics that have been published over the years. This is a Fun and very information packed book that I enjoyed. Although I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wasn't a Planet of the Apes fan and didn't have some knowledge of at least a few of the comic versions. I thought the section on stories that weren't made was very interesting.
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Rich Handley has written or co-written five books (Timeline of the Planet of the Apes, Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes, The Back to the Future Lexicon, The Back to the Future Chronology and the novel Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes), helped to update the reference book Planet of the Apes Revisited, and penned articles for POTA magazine Simian Scrolls. Rich has written fiction and other work ...more

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