The Apes are coming back to comics.
Bloody Disgusting broke the story that Boom! Studios has picked up the license for new "Planet of The Apes" comics beginning with an ongoing series set to conquer stores in April.
Daryl Gregory is attached to write the series with Carlos Magno as the artist. The series will reportedly take place within the continuity of the five original "Planet of The Apes" movies, disavowing Tim Burton’s 2001 remake.
The solicitation for the first issue has also been released by the company.
"Get your hands on these damn dirty Apes! Beginning an all-new series that takes place before the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie in the continuity of the first five films! Ape society has reached a new golden age. But there are ripples of dissent in both the ape and human ranks. Tensions will rise and soon all will be caught in chaos! And amidst all this uncertainty, what is the fate of The Lawgiver?"
Magno will be joined on covers by Karl Richardson and Chad Hardin.
"Planet of The Apes" was originally based on the novel "La Planète des singes" by Pierre Boulle before spawning a successful film series. The franchise also has a long history in comics, including several years at Marvel Comics. Adventure Comics published a number of "Planet of The Apes" comics during the ’90s, including the unlikely and yet memorable crossover with "Alien Nation" which was dubbed "Ape Nation."
The comic book license was most recently held by Mr. Comics, which published a six issue miniseries called "Revolution on the Planet of the Apes" that also took place within the original film series’ continuity.
A new "Planet of The Apes" movie, "Rise of The Apes" is set to be released in November with James Franco in the starring role.