Beware the Planet of the Apes Reveals a New Ape Empire in Issue #3

Marvel Comics and 20th Century Studios have revealed the official cover art and synopsis for the third and penultimate issue of their upcoming Planet of the Apes prequel series, Beware the Planet of the Apes.

Per Marvel, Beware the Planet of the Apes #3 arrives in comic shops late this coming March. The issue’s synopsis reads as follows: “A NEW APE EMPIRE REVEALS ITSELF! Chimpanzee scientists Cornelius and Zira believed their city of apes was the only form of civilization on the planet. They were wrong. Has their journey to the Forbidden Zone brought war to their own borders?!”

Check out Taurin Clarke’s cover art for Beware the Planet of the Apes #3 below:

What is Beware the Planet of the Apes about?

Written by Marc Guggenheim and illustrated by Álvaro López, Beware the Planet of the Apes launches on Wednesday, January 3. The four-issue limited series takes place prior to the events of the original Planet of the Apes film from 1968.

A synopsis for issue #1 reads, “Into the Forbidden Zone! In a hostile world run by aggressive gorillas, scientists Cornelius and Zira are the only apes alive who see value in the mute, dumb human race — but even they know human capabilities have severe limits. So when their nephew Lucius goes missing, it is with great trepidation that they turn to a human ally, a young woman who will someday earn the moniker ‘Nova’…”

“I’ve been entertained and intrigued by Planet of the Apes ever since I got a Mego Doctor Zaius doll as a birthday present, and my local television station ran the original pentalogy every afternoon for a week in the summertime,” Guggenheim said. “In many ways, Apes is one of the OG franchises, filled with mystery, fascinating characters, and some truly off-the-wall surprises. That’s the spirit I’m working to evoke with BEWARE THE PLANET OF THE APES.”

Beware the Planet of the Apes #3 goes on sale March 27, 2024 from Marvel Comics and 20th Century Studios.

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