Saturday, 28 February 2009

Terror On The Planet Of The Apes

Along with adapting the movies into comic form, Planet Of The Apes also ran some great original serial's, courtesy of the fevered mind of Doug Moench. Copyright not being as stringent back then as it is these days, Moench was pretty much left alone to tell whatever kind of stories he liked, regardless of whether it fit into the Apes universe or not. Here's one of my all-time faves, the first adventure for Angry Young Human Jason & his hip and groovy pal, McDowellian chimp Alexander. I obviously didn't realise as a kid, quite what a product of the '70's these two were, but, natch, that makes the strip even more fun these days. The gorgeous wash artwork is, obviously, by Marvellous Mike Ploog. Here's part one:

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