The Gods Of The Stars was a comic strip printed in Editorial Mo.Pa.Sa's 'El Planeta De Los Simios' 1977 Argentinian comics, written by Ricardo Barreiro and illustrated by T. Toledo, and featuring the characters from the Planet of the Apes TV series.
Galen learns that a spaceship has crashed in a village located in a valley beyond the desert. Hoping it might take them home, they visit the village prefect, Arpo, who deemed the wreckage an object of worship to keep his subjects frightened and in line. With few human slaves at his disposal, the despotic Arpo forces apes to work for him, and they hate him for it. A wall encircles the town, as he fears Zaius and Urko. Galen approaches the supreme priest of the village temple, claiming to be an expert on theology from Central City on a voyage of philosophical studies. Arpo grants Galen an audience. The stars, he says, are gods who visited Earth long ago to help guide ape evolution; the spaceship, he believes, is from these gods. He invites Galen, Virdon and Burke to see the so-called 'Ship of the Gods', which they recognize as the Blue Star, a ship from their own era. Arpo invites them aboard, then drops his façade and demands they tell him how to fly it. Two gorilla lieutenants, Craor and Gard, punctuate his words with rifles. Having learned their identities from Central City spies, he forces Virdon to repair the craft and train him on its controls. The repair time takes a week, with a few weeks spent on piloting. Finally, Arpo is ready to use the ship to attack Central City, but Virdon sabotages his plan while teaching Gard the weapons controls, neglecting to tell him to open the floodgates before firing. As a result, when Arpo and his lieutenants set out toward the city and fire at the fugitives as they go, the rocket fails to clear the floodgate and destroys the spaceship. Freed from Arpo's tyranny, the grateful village apes give them a cart and horses to continue on their way.