Friday, December 23, 2016

Adventures on the Planet of the Apes #1 - mis-attributed Jim Starlin cover, mis-attributed Mike Ploog art

Adventures on the Planet of the Apes v1 #1, 1975 - Overstreet's Comic Book Price Guide credits this cover to Jim Starlin, but other sources disagree. After closer examination, the details seem to point to Rich Bucker as the penciller and Joe Sinnott doing the inks. Inside, the movie adaptation (from Planet of the Apes magazine) is reprinted in color for the first time. There is no Mike Ploog art, despite what some comic book guides say. The artist's work does appear in 10 issues of Planet of the Apes magazine. This is number 1 of 2 Adventures on the Planet of the Apes issues with Starlin art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Adventures on the Planet of the Apes, Ploog or Starlin issues. See also this blog's Starlin checklist, Top 10 Starlin comicsPloog checklist or Top 10 Ploog comics.
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More Starlin posts:
Sub-mariner #59
Warlock v1 #13 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Warlock #13
Special Marvel Edition v1 #16 marvel 1970s bronze age comic book cover art by Jim Starlin
Special Marvel Ed #16


More Ploog posts:
Werewolf by Night #2
Planet of the Apes #13
Frankenstein # 2

4 comments:

  1. I don't believe this cover is by Starlin. I can't think of a comic where he ever drew horses. The two gorilla faces on the right look like John Buscema - as does the posing of the gorilla on the yellow horse.

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  2. Wow! What an amazing article! Really enjoyed reading it! Thanks! :)         

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  3. I agree this is not Starlin, but disagree about Buscema. Most likely the cover pencils are Rich Bucker. Thanks for your input, and prompting me to correct the record.

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  4. Great post.. the comic is good and the movie is great.

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