Saturday, March 3, 2012


A teaser, if you will, of 2013's Death of the Planet of the Apes...

Written by Andrew E. C. Gaska
Art by Various

George Taylor joined the Air Force to see the world, hoping to find somewhere that was better than his home. Instead, he discovered that mankind was the same everywhere - brutal, selfish, and masochistic. After a mysterious and unknown craft crashes during the Korean War, and his fighter squadron is caught up in the cacophony that follows, Taylor realizes he just might have his chance to find something better. Taylor becomes a rising star in a top-secret mission of space exploration, one that will take him far beyond the earth and mankind. Far beyond the reaches of time itself.

Set during Beneath the Planet of the Apes, and flashing back to the origins of  ANSA’s mission to the stars,  BLAM! Ventures second foray into the Forbidden Zone follows Taylor’s lost journey and eventual capture by the mutants who inhabit the underbelly of the irradiated remains of New York City-- a tale never chronicled until now. But before he gets there, Taylor will discover the ultimate secret of the Planet of the Apes, hidden deep within a futuristic gleaming technological megacity beyond the Forbidden Zone-- a city  inhabited by an advanced civilization of half human/half ape hybrids!

In Ape City, rumors persist of humans capable of speech. Newly minted chimpanzee animal-rights-activist Liet leads an organized protest against both the orangutan ordered extermination of mankind and a gorilla war with an unknown enemy. That protest sends waves of revolt throughout the community, until all chimpanzees stand united against their caste overlords.

A rescue mission launched from the twentieth century to find Colonel Taylor goes awry, leaving astronaut Brent stranded on the Planet of the Apes, slowly losing hold of his sanity.

In the catacombs beneath the Forbidden Zone, an exiled gorilla and orangutan fight to survive against savage cannibalistic creatures.

Elsewhere in the Zone, chimpanzee engineer Dr. Milo finds himself on the brink of achieving a scientific breakthrough thanks to his latest discovery: Taylor and Landon’s lost spacecraft. Calling for help from his friends, Cornelius and Zira, and utilizing parts from a second ship found smashed into the desert floor, Milo works to resurrect the space vessel and challenge both the scared scrolls and the simian laws of science by taking flight in a vehicle built by a technologically superior man.

But the ape army is already on the march, and the mutants they war against are readying the Alpha/Omega bomb in defense, an atomic weapon capable of cracking the Earth’s crust like an egg. When Taylor escapes his mutant prison with the help of fellow astronaut Brent, only to lose Nova, the one woman he has come to care for throughout his entire life, both apes and mankind find themselves facing the Death of the Planet of the Apes.


  1. CONTROVERSY! On the message boards, I see some fans are commenting on the teaser for Death of the Planet of the Apes- going so far as to call it radical! All I can say is that in a teaser, things are not all they may seem - if I were to reveal the entire plot, and clarify the things that are controversy, you would most like state something to the effect of, "Ah, I see what you did there!" . But if I explain it all now, then well, what's there to be excited about when it 's released?

    To recap the questions I see floating around:

    No art is completed as no art is being assigned until the Fall.

    Taylor's involvement in the Korean War comes from the Blu Ray ANSA reel -parts of which you will discover are true, parts of which you will see were lies to cover certain things up.

    It is also stated in Rich Handley's awesome reference books - which act as my bibles to all POTA WORK. Rich's books are wonderful because they simply present the facts as they were shown in each published material - and do not confuse the matter with fan fiction. While the books themselves are not official, they are scholarly works of note.

    I have stayed far away from fan theories when constructing this tale - and if you loved Conspiracy, you will love Death (wow that just sounds wrong).

  2. Hi, I'm really looking forward to this! I enjoyed Conspiracy!

  3. When I first saw the teaser for Conspiracy I had the same radical views - then I read it! Loved it! Read it over and over! Great artwork, great story AND a great twist ending worthy of any twist ending any of the original films had. The book had a great retro look and feel as a whole AND worth the wait and money paid.

    I'm looking forward to this new entry AND future releases.

  4. This blog will soon see a weekly update (starting in July), so be prepared to love all things apes!


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