WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES by David F. Walker

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

From the "Planet of the Apes" series
Age Range: 12 & up
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The war between the humans and the apes is coming to an apex when scientists make a terrible discovery.

The humans have been relegated to outposts along the coast, eking out a survival on the fringes of cities and in agricultural compounds. Two research centers have stayed open, studying the virus that gave apes their intellectual capacity, but after 10 years, they are no closer to a cure. Instead they have discovered that the virus is mutating. Humans exposed to the virus are losing their ability to reason and becoming no more aware than the apes formerly were. Brutal attacks from both sides have decimated the population. Apes and humans alike are divided on whether to continue fighting or lay down their arms in peace. While the message that violence begets violence is clear, there is little hope for redemption, as one after another, the heroes are killed. Human as well as simian diversity is plentiful, but the characters almost all share the same vision: Kill or be killed. Detailed and artfully rendered, this is the war between the species for true collectors. Gritty violence, animal experimentation, and human cruelty are pictured on nearly every page. This bound edition of four separate issues features a gallery of the various covers at the end.

Beautiful and horrific evidence of the depravity of war. (Graphic novel. 12-adult)

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-68415-213-1
Page count: 112pp
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
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