Planet of the Apes (Curtis/Marvel) #16
What a sincere disappointment! This issue includes two film adaptation installments, completing "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" by Moench and Rival but, with the reduced page count, provides absolutely nothing else aside from a letters column (we didn't get one last issue).
Thoughts on this issue:
- Rival's depiction of the apes really bothers me this time for some reason. I guess Rival's Cornelius has never looked like Cornelius, but that baby Milo/Caesar at the end just looks ridiculous to me. I was a big fan of Rival's work on "Kingdom," but this final dramatic moment to the film adaptation just looked ridiculous.
- The fan letters are sharply divided about the first chapter of the Future Chronicles, with naysayers finding exactly the same problem with Sutton's art that I have. I still enjoyed the concept of that story, but I can't believe Moench is continuing the storyline. I don't find anything endearing or even noteworthy about those characters.
Not much of an issue to discuss besides the above comments. There's $15 I'd like back.