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Depth was a comic strip printed in Editorial Mo.Pa.Sa's 'El Planeta De Los Simios' 1977 Argentinian comics, written by Jorge Claudio Morhain and illustrated by Sergio Alejandro Mulko, and featuring the characters from the Planet of the Apes TV series.

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Ape slavers blow a conch as they round up a group of primitive humans in a chain-gang. From a tower, Virdon shoots an ape slaver. This frightens the squad leader, Captain Tormo, as the tower is considered taboo. The apes retreat, and the primitives kneel to worship the tower, the only building in the valley to withstand the atomic bombs. Tormo's team returns with permission from Urko to ignore the taboo, and the panicked humans crowd into the crumbling tower. Locating a tunnel door, the fugitives lead them to a subway station, the apes in hot pursuit. The subway is lit by mutated luminous fungus. The primitives run back up the stairs, terrified that the gods are punishing them for violating taboo. Tormo's soldiers recapture all but one of them, who stays with the fugitives. She says her people fear the giant rats living these tunnels, mutated by radiation to human size, who keep blind sub-humans as slaves. The sub-humans attack until Virdon convinces them he's a friend. Stirred by ancient memories, the sub-humans lead them to their masters. The rodent leader reacts angrily to Galen, and several attack, but the sub-humans aid the fugitives, slaughtering their former masters. Touched that Virdon and Burke would risk their lives to help an ape, Tormo fights alongside them. He realizes he misjudged them and lets them go free, promising to protect the sub-humans and to speak to the Council about ending the hunts.

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Planet of the Apes (TV Series)
Main Characters
Alan Virdon | Peter Burke | Galen | Urko | Zaius
Supporting Characters
Aboro | Anto | Arn | Arno | Asher | Augustus | Bandor | Barlow | Carsia | Daku | Dalton | Damon | Farrow | Fauna | Gahto | Haman | Hurton | Janor | Jasko | Jason | Jillia | Jones | Kagan | Kava | Kira | Konag | Kraik | Krono | Lafer | Leander | Leuric | Lucian | Macor | Malo | Malthus | Martin | Mason | Mema | Mikal | Miller | Jick Miller | Lisa Miller | Mary Miller | Miro | Moro | Neesa | Olam | Perdix | Polar | Remus | Robar | Romar | Sam | Scientist | Sestus | Soma | Stole | Susan | Talbert | Talia | Tolar | Travin | Turvo | Ullman | Veska | Chris Virdon | Sally Virdon | Wanda | Yalu | Zako | Zandar | Zantes | Zilo | Zon | Zoran
Animals
Horse
Locations
Alpha Centauri | Farrow's Shelter | Central City | Borak | Chalo | Delphi | Hathor | Kaymak | Numai | Trion | Venta | Oakland | San Francisco | Council
Episodes
Escape from Tomorrow | The Gladiators | The Trap | The Good Seeds | The Legacy | Tomorrow's Tide | The Surgeon | The Deception | The Horse Race | The Interrogation | The Tyrant | The Cure | The Liberator | Up Above the World So High
Unmade Episodes
Episode One | Episode Two | A Fallen God | Hostage | The Trek| Freedom Road | The Mine | The Trial
Annual / Comic Strips
Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1975 | Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1976 | Brown & Watson 'Planet of the Apes' Annual, 1977 | Pit Of Doom | The Arsenal | Ship Of Fools | Raiding Party | A Promise Kept | Blow For Blow | Breakout | Depth | Flight From Terror | From Out Of The Past | From Out Of The Sky | Galen's Guerrillas | Journey Into Terror (Brown & Watson) | New Life... On The Old Planet | Power Play | Rockets | Swamped | The Beach Of Time | The Captive | The Circus | The Gods Of The Stars | The Marksman | The Master Of The Forests | The Prophet | The Scavangers | The Wandering Jew | The Zombies | Ultrasonic | When The Earth Shakes | When The Ghosts Walk
Encyclopedias
Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Legacy | Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: The Surgeon | Planet of the Apes Encyclopedia: Tomorrow's Tide
Audio Episodes
Volcano | Battle of Two Worlds | Dawn of The Tree People | Mountain of The Delphi | Values

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