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Friday, 1 January 2016
PLANET OF THE APES COVER GALLERY - PART THREE...
Continuing our run of PLANET Of The APES covers, in which KILLRAVEN has his name changed to 'APESLAYER', and all his Martian adversaries are redrawn as apes. It strikes me that MARVEL went needlessly overboard with this one, as Killraven would probably have been perfectly acceptable to British readers the way he was.
I wonder if there's anyone who read the comic back in the day who's unaware that Apeslayer was nothing more than an expedient way of giving the character a tenuous connection with the main strip in the mag? Would they be shocked to find out? I can yet remember my astonishment when I learned that a villain known to me as The APEMASTER (in WHAM!) was originally called The RED GHOST (in FF #13 and read by me in MCIC #7).
Anyway, that's enough of my reflections - time for you to hopefully enjoy the covers on display. Happy memories.
Posted by Kid at Friday, January 01, 2016