We first learned about the upcoming Planet of the Apes / Green Lantern crossover back in October, but today BOOM! Studios issued a press release providing information about the creative team and basic plot, along with the first cover featuring art by Ethan Van Sciver along with a number of fun variant edition covers. Former Green Lantern: New Guardians writer Justin Jordan is one of the two co-writers of the series which will see its first issue published on February 1st, 2017. Here is the entire press release:
|Issue #1 Cover by Ethan Van Sciver|
"We've been having endless amounts of fun collaborating with our friends at DC Entertainment and this new crossover only ups the ante,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Both Planet of the Apes and Green Lantern boast decades of entertaining stories and dozens of fan-favorite characters. The result of crossing over these two incredible franchises is an ambitious, epic story that's brimming with one of the most enjoyable cast of characters in all of comics."
When Taylor goes missing, Cornelius investigates and discovers an ancient ring, unlike anything he has ever seen. As its power echoes through the stars, the Guardians of the Universe must reveal to their Lanterns a secret they had hoped would remain buried. With the Green Lantern Corps, led by Hal Jordan, racing to get to the source of this power before Sinestro can get his hands on it, they will discover a truth that will change them forever on...the Planet of the Apes!
|Variant cover by David Ryan Robinson|
The main cover to issue #1 is illustrated by iconic Green Lantern artist Ethan Van Sciver. Variant covers include a movie poster homage cover by Steve Morris (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), a Silver Age-themed cover by Paul Rivoche (Batman ‘66), a foil-stamped cover by Felipe Massafera (Wonder Woman), and a vintage action figure cover by David Ryan Robinson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).
Print copies of Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Webstore on February 1, 2017. Digital copies will be available to purchase the same day on all major digital marketplaces, including comiXology, iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle.
|Showcase #22 homage variant cover by Paul Rivoche|
|Movie poster homage variant cover by Steve Morris|
|Foil stamped variant cover by Felipe Massafera|