Thursday, July 10, 2014

Review- PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 5: THE UTOPIANS

PLANET OF THE APES VOL. 5: THE UTOPIANS (Boom Studios, 2014; Softcover)
Collects Planet of the Apes Special No. 1, Planet of the Apes Spectacular No. 1, and Planet of the Apes Giant No. 1 (cover dates August, 2011- February, 2013)
Writers: Daryl Gregory
Artists: Diego Barreto
Colorist: Darrin Moore

This is the end of the road as far as Boom Studios and the Planet Of The Apes are concerned. These three double-sized issues wrap up all lingering plotlines neatly. The writing and artwork has been tremendous throughout, and I will make it a point to sit down and reread all ten of these trade paperbacks again someday. I am quite pumped about the new film!

(UPDATE 7/12- Boom has just announced a new Apes series, starting this fall!) 
Junk Food For Thought rating: 4.25 out of 5.

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The OCD zone- Standard trim size trade paperback.
DVD-style Extras included in this book: Planet of the Apes Special #1 variant by Paul Azaceta. (1 page)
Character gallery by Diego Barreto. (6 pages)
Paper rating: 5 out of 5. Thick glossy coated stock with that sweet, sweet toxic Chinese smell.
Binding rating: 4.5 out of 5. Sewn binding, six stitches per signature.

Cardstock cover coating rating: 5 out of 5. Glossy waxlike lamination.

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