WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (Boom, First Printing, 2018; Softcover)
Collects War For The Planet of the Apes #1-4 (cover dates July- October, 2017)
Writer: David F. Walker
Artist: Jonas Scharf
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Timing is everything. This prequel to last year's movie would have been more enjoyable had I experienced it when the single issues came out around the movie release. Instead these comics were released in a collection which was pushed back several times. As it stands, it is still a highly enjoyable read that fills in plenty of gaps between the second and third act in the rebooted trilogy.
If you enjoy the new Apes films then you will enjoy this. If you dislike them then you will also dislike this. I enjoyed the explanation of the virus as well as what drove The Colonel to go rogue. It's a brisk read and a pleasant way to spend an evening.
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4 out of 5.
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Paper stock: Super glossy coated stock. I'm not kidding. You get light glare with no lights on during the day, even when you are nowhere near a window. If you get stranded on a desert island and have this book with you then you could use the pages as a reflective substance to alert the search planes as they pass by.
Binding: Perfect bound trade paperback.
Cardstock cover notes: Matte coated cardstock cover.