Marvel Entertainment: 60 years of Planet of the Apes

La Planète des singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes in the US and Monkey Planet in the UK, is a 1963 science fiction novel by French author Pierre Boulle. The unsuspecting novel unleashed a franchise that still garnishes a fascination for the beloved book. There have been many variations of the main story. 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the Pierre Boulle book, Marvel Entertainment is getting a head start with the announcement of acquiring the rights to Planet of the Apes.

Marvel Entertainment announced the Planet of The Apes franchise is returning to Marvel Comics with all-new stories starting in early 2023! The legendary science fiction franchise has spanned over five decades with media including comics, books, films, television series, video games, and toys. 

Marvel Comics and Planet of The Apes have a deep history that goes back over 40 years. Marvel first published Planet of The Apes stories in 1974, and in 1975, Marvel published Adventure On The Planet of The Apes, full-color adaptations of the iconic Planet of the Apes films. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Planet of the Apes back to the House of Ideas!” Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski said. “The new saga in the pipeline is going explore the limits of what this beloved franchise has to offer through bold comics storytelling, and we look forward to setting foot on this new adventure!”

Details on upcoming Planet of The Apes comic book titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date.

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Of interest: Timeline of the Planet of the Apes