Sunday, June 23, 2013

Planet of the Apes #3 - Mike Ploog art


Planet of the Apes v1 #3, 1974 - Entering a vast network of caverns, Jason and Alex must contend with both their gorilla pursuers and the underground mutant denizens. Mike Ploog's artwork lacks the clarity of previous issues, just as Frank Chiramonte takes over the inking chores. Still, Ploog delivers an eclectic yet fully engaging work. The scenes of a primitive arena (pages 22-27) showcase some of the artist's most creatively grotesque creatures. Rounding out the issue are photo galleries from the Planet of the Apes tv show and a Roddy McDowell interview. Other artists in this issue include George Tuska, Mike Esposito and Bob Larkin (cover) This is number 3 of 10 Planet of the Apes issues with Ploog art and/or covers.
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"Spawn of the Mutant Pits" Ploog story pencils ((Frank Chiaramonte inks) 25 pages (black and white) = ***

Planet of the Apes v1 #3 curtis magazine page art by Mike Ploog
Mike Ploog
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