Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dork Art: Planet of the Apes - Cataclysm

After some success with their Planet of the Apes minis, Boom Studios is taking the plunge with an ongoing series subtitled Cataclysm.  Set eight years before the events of the original Chuck Heston film the story appears to be focusing on the terror of the Alpha & Omega bomb and the slipping political grip of Dr. Zaius.

Here's the official synopsis:

BRAND-NEW SERIES! GREAT JUMPING-ON POINT FOR NEW READERS! Acclaimed writers Corinna Bechko (HEATHENTOWN, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT) and Gabriel Hardman (HULK, AGENTS OF ATLAS) start a new chapter of the PLANET OF THE APES saga, launching the fan-favorite franchise into its most exciting era yet! Eight years before astronaut George Taylor fell from the stars...the stars fell on the PLANET OF THE APES! Once the destroyer of human civilization, the Alpha-Omega bomb of yore has slept silent in the dark side of the moon. One mad monk seeks to wake the beast...and all of ape society is at risk. It's a race against time as Doctor Zaius struggles to find an end to the madness that has engulfed all that he knows! Don't forget to ask your retailer about the rare Alex Ross Black and White CGC 9.8 Near Mint variant!

Sounds fun enough to me.  But to be honest, I'm just really excited about the Phil Noto & Alex Ross variant covers shown above.  Posters please.


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