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Next February The Forbidden Zone Channels Emerald Willpower (UPDATED)

Written by IvCNuB4 on Friday, November 18 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Next February The Forbidden Zone Channels Emerald Willpower (UPDATED)

Warning: this article contains some really, REALLY bad ape puns.

Source: DC Comics and BOOM! Press Release

Get ready because February 2017 sees a really bananas cross-over as a collaboration between BOOM! Studios, the Consumer Products division of Twentieth Century Fox  and DC Comics leads to the Planet Of The Apes getting an unexpected visit from the Green Lantern Corps. 

The solicit for this cross-Company team-up teases:

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!


And now a word from the Corporate Big Guys who want to tell you how cool this whole thing has been.

BOOM! Studios EiC Matt Gagnon chimes in with:

"We've been having endless amounts of fun collaborating with our friends at DC Entertainment and this new crossover only ups the ante. 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."

Over at DC Entertainment, Hank Kanalz, Senior Vice President, Editorial Strategy and Administration, adds:

"We're excited to partner with BOOM! Studios for another fascinating crossover, combining favorite characters in an epic adventure. A Green Lantern Ring seeks out one who is utterly honest and born without fear, so landing a Ring on the Planet of the Apes is filled with unlimited potential. The real fun begins when other rings—and other apes—get thrown in the mix!"


The 6-issue mini-series, Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern, will be co-written by Robbie Thompson and Justin Jordan, with art by Barnaby Bagenda (The Omega Men).

Ethan Van Sciver has been tapped for the first issue's hair-raising main cover. 




BOOM! announced that issue #1 will also feature variant covers by Steve Morris (movie poster style), and Felipe Massafera (foil-stamped). BOOM!s Twitter page  (via Newsarama) teases David Ryan Robinson's Vintage Action Figure variant.





Here is Paul Rivoche's Silver Age homage variant to 1959's Showcase: Green Lantern #22.




The next two variant covers are courtesy of Comics Continuum

Steve Morris variant homage to the 1968 movie poster.




Felipe Massafera Variant



The feces-flinging fun begins on February 1, 2017 at the BOOM! Webstore and your local comic shops. The Press Release advises us that on that same day digital copies will also be available for purchase on all major digital marketplaces, such as ComiXology, Kindle, Google Play and iTunes.

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