Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Feature
Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading?
Which of the endless graphic novel add-ons should you seek out?

submit to reddit

... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ...
Back 11 of 20 Next
Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading? | Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes

Writer: Daryl Gregory
Art: Damian Couceiro & Tony Parker

The prequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, published by the Apes franchise’s current home Boom Studios, follows the plight of two captive apes: Burke and Bright Eyes (named for her startling blue eyes, and as a nod to Taylor in the original Planet).

There are hints that their jungle compatriots are unusually smart to begin with, but once taken by hunters and subjected to regular doses of the experimental drug 112, Burke and Bright Eyes quickly gain supernormal ape intelligence. Burke gets himself sent to an outside reserve by pretending to be stupid, while Bright Eyes stays in the lab and manages a frightening temporary escape to the city. Caesar doesn’t make an appearance, but the scene is set for his arrival. Neither Burke nor Bright Eyes was quite The One, but he’s on his way.

Boom also do a great monthly line in Planet of the Apes titles set during the original timeline – chronologically somewhere between the fifth and first movies. Those, as here, are written by Daryl Gregory.

... 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 ...
Back
11 of 20
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.

Your Comments

1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)