Preview: PLANET OF THE APES: CATACLYSM #9 with Ape Smootch!

It’s another tough day for these forlorned apes. That’s what most apes’ days are like.

With a story by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko, and art by Damian Couciero, the book hits shelves on Wednesday May 1, and in it, apes will argue. That’s a lock. I didn’t even have to check up on it.


  1. i really want to get into the apes books, can anyone give me an idea of where to start?

    • Dude,
      You’ll enjoy any of the Apes miniseries by BOOM! The ongoing Planet of the Apes ran for 16 issues before they “ended” it and started Cataclysm. They’re all kind of self-contained.

      I give highest recommendation possible for all of them. Where to start?
      Get the trades of the ongoing “Planet of the Apes” and then get the minis:
      Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes
      Exile on the Planet of the Apes
      ..all while you are reading Cataclysm

      From Wikipedia:

      Starting in April 2011, BOOM! Studios began publishing a new Planet of the Apes comic book line, written by novelist Daryl Gregory, illustrated by Carlos Magno and edited by Ian Brill, with covers by Karl Richardson and Chad Hardin. The series takes place before the original 1968 Planet of the Apes movie in the continuity of the first five films. It ran for a total of 16 issues, ending in August 2012. BOOM! has announced that 32 page “Special” is in the works to conclude the storylines of this series.

      In late 2011, BOOM! also began publishing the 4-issue miniseries Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes. This miniseries is set 20 years before the events of the original film, and is not part of the continuity of the concurrent ongoing series. This was followed up in early 2012 by another miniseries, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, set two years later.

      Beginning in September 2012, Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm took over as BOOM!’s regular monthly series. Set eight years prior to the original Planet of the Apes, this new series is written by Corinna Sara Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, authors of both the Betrayal and Exile miniseries, and mixes several characters from those series with characters from the original movie.

      BOOM! also published a Planet of the Apes: Annual in August 2012. This 32 pages special feature four short stories written by various authors including Corinna Sara Bechko, Daryl Gregory, Gabriel Hardman and Jeff Parker.