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Rockets

Rockets was a comic strip printed in Editorial Tynset S.A.'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.

SynopsisEdit

The fugitives visit a human village subjugated by an elder gorilla, Prefect Sover. Posing as their owner, Galen rents them out to work. The ground opens one day as a rocket blasts forth from below. The human slaves prostrate themselves before it, but the astronauts realize the rocket might be their ticket home. That night, Galen visits them, bringing news from a human named Anitra: The town is built over a hidden underground laboratory, which they call 'Down Below'. Anitra and others perform heavy labor there. He takes them to see Anitra, who refuses to take them to Down Below, fearing execution. An alarm sounds, and her mate Bilé is arrested for riding a horse and is sent to work with the mineral extractors. As apes drag him away, Virdon consoles Anitra. She takes them to the lab, telling a guard named Keno that Sover sent for them. Suspicious, Keno contacts Sover. The astronauts find an underground science lab with anti-atomic protection, and continue on to a door. More than a dozen rockets stand within. Sover enters with Anitra, saying he knows who they are and needs them to make the rockets fly. In return, he'll free Bilé and give them a rocket to return home. However, he betrays them, putting Bilé in a test rocket that explodes on launch, killing him. Outraged, they refuse to help, but he kills Anitra. A few days later, Galen helps them escape. Furious over Anitra's murder, Burke grabs a pole and beats the gorilla to death. Setting the rockets to explode, they run for cover as the detonations cause an earthquake that swallows the entire building.

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Alan Virdon | Peter Burke | Galen | Urko | Zaius
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Locations
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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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