Published December 15, 2023

Journey into the Forbidden Zone and Discover a New Ape Empire in 'Beware the Planet of the Apes' #3

Check out the cover for March's 'Beware the Planet of the Apes' #3, part of Marc Guggenheim and Álvaro López's new series launching in January.

Marvel Comics’ new era of PLANET OF THE APES storytelling takes a dramatic turn this January when writer Marc Guggenheim and artist Álvaro López take readers back to the time of the groundbreaking original film series in BEWARE THE PLANET OF THE APES!

The four-issue limited comic series will deliver a thrilling prequel story to 1968’s cinematic masterpiece, Planet of the Apes, the influential movie that kicked off the ape domination of science fiction throughout the ‘70s and beyond! Fans will discover a never-before-told adventure starring some of the franchise’s most iconic characters including Cornelius, Zira, and Nova. Today, learn about what’s to come in March’s BEWARE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 and see Taurin Clarke’s all-new cover! 

A NEW APE EMPIRE REVEALS ITSELF! Chimpanzee scientists Cornelius and Zira believed their city of apes was the only form of civilization on the planet. They were wrong. Has their journey to the Forbidden Zone brought war to their own borders?!

"I’ve been entertained and intrigued by Planet of the Apes ever since I got a Mego Doctor Zaius doll as a birthday present, and my local television station ran the original pentalogy every afternoon for a week in the summertime," Guggenheim shared. "In many ways, Apes is one of the OG franchises, filled with mystery, fascinating characters, and some truly off-the-wall surprises. That’s the spirit I’m working to evoke with BEWARE THE PLANET OF THE APES."

BEWARE THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 cover by Taurin Clarke

On Sale 3/27

Check out the BEWARE THE PLANET OF THE APES #3 cover now and enter this new era of PLANET OF THE APES storytelling when BEWARE THE PLANET OF THE APES #1 hits stands on January 3!

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