PLANET OF THE APES comic license moves to Marvel

When Disney acquired Fox a few years ago, it was no surprise that 20th Century Fox-owned franchises, such as Extraterrestrial and Predator, led to Marvel securing the comic book publishing rights. are the latest properties to join the Marvel lineup. Today, the publisher announced that another beloved property is returning to Marvel with new Planet of the Apes comics slated for release in 2023.

Today, Marvel Entertainment announced that the PLANET OF THE APES franchise is returning to Marvel Comics with all-new stories beginning in early 2023! The legendary sci-fi franchise spans over five decades with media including comics, books, movies, TV series, video games and toys.

Boom! Studios was the previous publisher to hold the Planet of the Apes comic book publishing license which notably featured a crossover with DC’s Green Lantern.

Marvel is no stranger to the franchise as the official press release mentions:

Marvel Comics and PLANET OF THE APES have a deep history that dates back over 40 years. Marvel first published the PLANET OF THE APES stories in 1974, and in 1975 Marvel released ADVENTURES ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, color adaptations of the iconic Planet of the Apes films.

Editor CB Cebulski said:

“We are delighted to once again welcome Planet of the Apes to the House of Ideas! The new saga in the works will explore the limits of what this beloved franchise has to offer through bold comic book storytelling, and we can’t wait to set foot in this new adventure!

Details on upcoming PLANET OF THE APES comic titles, collections, reprints, and creative teams will be shared at a later date. Until then, fans can check out a brand new teaser by Salvador Larroca.

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Milton S. Rodgers