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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Here’s where I get to go full-out fanboy.  Since I was a child, Planet of the Apes has been my favorite movie franchise.  Sure, the first of the Star Wars movies is okay, and I guess there’s something to be said for four or five of those Star Trek films, but Planet of the Apes will forever be where my beating SF heart lies.  Heck, I even like the Tim Burton one, and I’m not at ALL jealous that another writer at BOOM STUDIOS is creating a new POTA comic book.

Last night, I saw the trailer for the new movie, and I messed my pants…. I mean in a good way.

Oh, this movie can put its stinking paws ALL over me.

As readers of this blog may know, I edited, art-directed, and co-wrote a POTA miniseries called REVOLUTION ON THE PLANET OF THE APES in 2006 for Mr. Comics, chronicling the rise of the apes after the events of the 4th film of the original series, CONQUEST.

The cover art to Revolution #1, layout by your humble blogger - masterfully painted by Denis Rodier

I’ve read all the books and novelizations, I own every movie, every TV episode (live action and animated), a heck of a lot of the toys and collectibles, and I’ve even been made into a minor character from the franchise retroactively (see below, or go here).

But that trailer made me jump up and down like a giddy schoolboy.

I have too much work to do, but I’m sitting here playing it over and over, and clapping my hands every time.  Everything is just right.  Well, except for the fact that that robotic-wax-figure-Oscar-host James Franco was accidentally cast in it, but everything has to have at least one flaw, or it would offend the gods.

Is it wrong of me to be this happy?

Ty the Guy.  Busy grooming the nits out of my neighbor’s hair.

Here now, your POTA bonus moment, from Lexicon of the Planet of the Apes by Rich Handley: (Available from Hasslein Books)