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A new line of Planet of the Apes comics was developed for a six-issue miniseries, Revolution on the Planet of the Apes, published from December 2005 to September 2006 by Mr. Comics and featuring the characters from the original movies. Ty Templeton, a long-time fan, succeeded in reviving the classic Apes franchise for the first time since Malibu Graphics ceased it's line in 1993. He offered the chief writing job to Joe O'Brien: "There are certain elements that are part of the vocabulary of the Apes series that we knew we had to include in some form or another. Our challenge was to take those elements and make them relevant to contemporary readers while still maintaining the flavour that has given the series such a lasting appeal. Our book takes place right after the events of 'Conquest'. There’s a wealth of material to explore there that the actual movie sequel didn’t address so we can go all out and show the story of the fall of mankind and the rise of the ape society that began with Caesar’s revolution. Our story is a direct sequel to 'Conquest', but also forms a bridge between that film and 'Battle'. Each issue is broken up into two parts. The first is the ongoing story arc, plotted by Ty and myself and written by me. There’s also a five-page standalone story in each issue that Ty writes, which take place throughout the Apes universe." These standalone stories included For Human Rights, People News, Little Caesar, Paternal Instinct, Ape Shall Not Kill Ape and Catch A Falling Star. Artwork on the series was provided by Bernie Mireault, Gabriel Morrissette, Salgood Sam and other artists.

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Further stories were slated for release, including the next planned title, Empire on the Planet of the Apes, but the planned graphic novel collecting the Revolution series has yet to be released.


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