- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Boom Entertainment; 1st edition (August 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1936393360
- ISBN-13: 978-1936393367
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 37 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #674,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes Hardcover – August 4, 2011
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Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes is the first-ever original novel set in the continuity of the classic 1968 movie. Conspiracy tells the story of what happened between the scenes of the first film, exploring the adventures of the Astronaut John Landon, Chimpanzee scientists Dr. Milo and Dr. Galen, and Gorilla Security Chief Marcus.
Written by Andrew E.C. Gaska, and adapted from a story by Gaska, Rich Handley, Christian Berntsen and Erik Matthews, the book contains illustrations from the top talents in the industry, including:
Jim Steranko, Andrew Probert, Timothy Lantz, Joe Jusko, Mark Texeira, Dave Dorman, Chris Scalf, Brian Rood, Chandra Free, Dan Dussault, Ken W. Kelly, Colo, David Hueso, Miki, Matt Busch, Dirk Shearer, Barron Storey, David Seidman, Sanjulian, Chris Moeller, Thomas Scioli, Scott Hampton, Leo Liebleman, Lucas Graciano, Erik Gist, and Patricio Carbajal.
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Taking place during the events of the original 1968 Planet of the Apes film, Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes explores a shocking, never-before-told storyline!
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I suppose the most unique aspect of this novel is the roster of characters. Many of them are characters that, while being in the films, only played minor roles. Seeing characters like Galen, Dr. Milo, and Landon be the main focus was a genius decision by the author. These characters range to being anywhere from enduring to tragic. While all are interesting, the most compelling of all of them is Landon. In the film, it is made quite clear that him and Taylor were opposites. Luckily, the author was well aware of this. The '68 film was a story of a pessimist to an optimist in the case of Taylor. This novel brilliantly tells the story of an optimist becoming beastly and non-human in the case of Landon. Seeing him stoop to the level he does at the end is really heartbreaking.
Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes is genius. My only complaint is it hasn't had a sequel, yet. I heard rumors of a sequel that would tell what happened to Taylor during Beneath the Planet of the Apes. I think that would be a brilliant idea! I really hope the author, Andrew Gaska, makes this novel someday. It's clear he is a fantastic writer that has lots of talent and passion for the Apes franchise.
If you have seen the move you know the writers unfold events in wonderful sequential order so you are never lost as too what is going on. Their is even a little mix of the mutants of Beneath the Planet of the apes hat is done rationally and insightful and fits the overall story like a glove.
As I said, I am only halfway thru, but I am hoping that some insights on Dr Zaius, defender of the faith, keeper of the terrible secret are maybe a page or two away. But if Dr Zaius is not dealt with in depth as other characters are, I would only hope it would spur the writers to further write another book dealing with only with Dr Zaius for what he is, why he is and everything else about his role in the simian society.
Apeophiles, you will get your moneys worth from this wonderful book. I can only hope they have something else in the hoppper waiting to astound us. But I will let you in on a secret. The Conspiracy of the books Title, can only refer to the extraordinary writing and love the books authors put into it.
Thanks guys and keep it up. And dont stop.
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