In April, 2014 I was asked to contribute to an essay anthology called The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes by my writer/editor friend, Rich Handley.
I accepted the challenge even though I wasn’t familiar with the comics at all, though I had seen most of the films. Rich stated that he would prefer a fresh take from someone not as familiar with the franchise so it seemed like a good fit. My assignment was to discuss the Dark Horse Comics years which all centered around Tim Burton’s 2001 cinematic re-imagining. Dark Horse only held the license for a few years and their ongoing series was canceled when interest in the film waned.