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Star Trek Meets Planet of the Apes
There have been some epic crossovers in comics over the years. From DC and Marvel having a universe shattering battle that resulted in an entire line of comics being created (What up, Dark Claw!) to the most recent Chew / Revival one-shot, they can be an absolute treat to fans. IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios have announced a pretty awesome mash-up in Star Trek / Planet of the Apes. The two properties are licensed from CBS Consumer Products and 20th Century Fox, respectively.
This crossover marks the first time that the two publishers will be working together and the first time that BOOM! Studios has partnered with another publisher on a series. The comic will pair the original U.S.S. Enterprise crew with Taylor, Nova, and the cast from the original Planet of the Apes film. It will be written by Scott and David Tipton with interior art and covers by Rachael Stott.
“With the Klingons secretly backing a renegade gorilla general in a coup for control of Ape City, Captain Kirk finds himself in the uncomfortable position of having to help out Dr. Zaius' orangutans,” explains David Tipton. “Taylor won't be happy with that!”
“Planet of the Apes and Star Trek are groundbreaking science-fiction properties and both deal with many of the same social issues and themes,” says Greg Goldstein IDW President & Chief Operating Officer. “A crossover between the two is a natural and long overdue.”
“Before I could read comic books as a child, I could watch science fiction on my television. My dad used to wake me up way past my bedtime to watch Star Trek in syndication—it came on after the nightly news—and I took a Planet of the Apes lunchbox with me to kindergarten every day,” says BOOM! Studios Founder and CEO Ross Richie. “Suffice to say, teaming up these two titans of science fiction on the page in a way that they probably will never meet each other on the silver screen is a huge moment for me personally and emotionally.”
No release date has been set for Star Trek / Planet of the Apes but I think we can all agree that it is not soon enough.
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