REVIEW: Kong On The Planet Of The Apes #3

Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Carlos Magno
Colourist: Alex Guimaraes
Release Date: OUT NOW!

Price: $3.99

Kong On The Planet Of The Apes #3
BOOM! Studios

Big monkey versus little monkeys! It all goes bananas in Kong On The Planet Of The Apes #3.

Kong is taken in by Doctor Zaius, Cornelius and Zira, so that they can learn more about the Kongs, aided by native girl Ni’ta whose tribe the Kongs have been trained to protect. But have you ever tried to hide a thirty foot tall ape? Not easy, I can tell you, and it’s not long before General Ursus spots a certain hairy monolith on the horizon and sets out to obtain him for his own purposes, namely, release the beast within so that the Kongs can lead the apes in their war upon humans.

As the cover blurb says: ‘In a land of fur and teeth, the jungle will run with blood and bullets!’ And if that’s not cheesy enough to remind you of Kong On The Planet Of The Apes #3 (of 6)’s 1970’s cinematic roots, nothing is. When Ursus starts a massacre, Kong wades in only get a cannonball upside the head, which is enough to stop even the mightiest Joe Young in his tracks.

But do we, in Kong On The Planet Of The Apes #3, detect betrayal in the ‘good’ monkey community? Just what the heck is Doctor Zauis playing at and would you like to be in the middle of the ocean, on a wooden boat, when King Kong wakes up in the hold with a headache that even industrial size aspirin won’t cure?

Kong On The Planet Of The Apes #3 gives us furious action and champion chimp interaction from the movie poster cover to the wild-eyed cliff-hanger ending as Ryan Ferrier takes us on a trip to a planet where no human or ape has gone before.


Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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