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Friday, 1 January 2016
PLANET OF THE APES COVER GALLERY - PART THREE...
Continuing our run of PLANET Of The APES covers, in which
KILLRAVEN has his name changed to 'APESLAYER', and all his
Martian adversaries are redrawn as apes. It strikes me that MARVEL
went needlessly overboard with this one, as Killraven would probably
have been perfectly acceptable to British readers the way he was.
I wonder if there's anyone who read the comic back in the day
who's unaware that Apeslayer was nothing more than an expedient
way of giving the character a tenuous connection with the main strip
in the mag? Would they be shocked to find out? I can yet remember
my astonishment when I learned that a villain known to me as The
APEMASTER (in WHAM!) was originally called The RED
GHOST (in FF #13 and read by me in MCIC #7).
Anyway, that's enough of my reflections - time for you to
hopefully enjoy the covers on display. Happy Memories.
Posted by Kid at Friday, January 01, 2016