EXCLUSIVE! Check out the gorgeous cover — and brand-new details — from the forthcoming book from Sequart!

Sacred Scrolls cover mockup

It seemed only appropriate, with one of the most anticipated POTA comics ever — Star Trek/Planet of the Apes — debuting this week, we’d bring you an inside look at 2015’s The Sacred Scrolls: Comics on the Planet of the Apes.

The book is edited by Friends of 13th Dimension Rich Handley and Joseph F. Berenato and features a series of essays on every incarnation of Apes comics you can think of. Among the writers are such names as Steve Bissette, Gabriel Hardman, Corinna Bechko, Edward Gross and Dayton Ward. Even yours truly has a piece in the book — about the awesomely kitschy Power Records comics of the ’70s.

So dig the painted cover by Pat Carbajal (which is subject to change), check out the contents listing below — and get your stinking paws on this book when it comes out!

— Husband-wife team Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman, the creators of BOOM! StudiosBetrayal of the Planet of the Apes, Exile on the Planet of the Apes, and Planet of the Apes: Cataclysm, will pen a foreword.


— Comics legend Stephen R. Bissette will discuss comic book precursors to the Planet of the Apes.

— Journalist Zaki Hasan will explore the film and novel adaptations by Marvel Comics, Dark Horse Comics and other companies.


Sam Agro, who contributed to Mr. Comics’ Revolution on the Planet of the Apes miniseries, will examine Marvel ComicsTerror on the Planet of the Apes storyline.

John Roche, a co-editor of Planet of the Apes fanzine Simian Scrolls, will discuss Marvel’s Derek Zane saga, as well as Future History Chronicles and Forbidden Zone Prime.

Joseph Bongiorno, a prominent writer and editor in Oz fandom, will offer a “best versus worst” essay comparing Marvel’s Quest for the Planet of the Apes with its UK-only Apeslayer storyline

13th Dimension’s Dan Greenfield will look back at the Power Records adaptations, as well as Planet of the Apes coloring books.


Terry Hoknes, the editor of fanzine Ape Chronicles, will examine comics based on the Apes television show, British annuals, Spanish-language comics and children’s filmstrips.

Sacred Scrolls co-editor and Hasslein Books co-founder Rich Handley will critique Malibu Graphics‘ monthly Planet of the Apes series, and also contribute a second essay about unpublished Apes comics (some of which can be previewed here).

Sacred Scrolls co-editor Joseph Berenato will look back at Malibu‘s various one-shots and miniseries, as well as another essay exploring Star Trek/Planet of the Apes.


Edward Gross, co-author of the highly respected Planet of the Apes Revisited, will discuss Malibu’s Ape Nation miniseries, and contribute a second article exploring Revolution on the Planet of the Apes.‘s Lou Tambone will turn a critical eye toward Dark Horse‘s spinoff comics based on the Tim Burton film.

Joseph Brandt Dilworth, the editor of Pop Culture Zoo, will examine the Planet of the Apes titles published by Boom! Studios.

— Fan-favorite Star Trek novelist Dayton Ward will take a look at the use of time travel in the Planet of the Apes comics.

— Finally, Boom! Studios Planet of the Apes editor Dafna Pleban will provide the book’s afterword.


Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. That’s awesome, will there be anything that has to do with Dark Horse’s Planet of the Apes which centered around the Tim Burton Planet of the Apes Universe…?

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    • Hi Nate – yes there will be a piece on those Dark Horse comics. I’ll cover the main series as well as some of the smaller ones that came before. Looking forward to your feedback when it comes out!

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