Hungary for More Apes?
A Peek at a Rare Planet of the Apes Comic Adaptation from 1980!
Compliments of pop culture and Ray Harryhausen fan/archivist/scholar Péter Kollárik (who sent me these scans, and permission to share some of them here with you today) comes a real rarity for Planet of the Apes lovers: an exquisite Hungarian comic book adaptation “by Hungary’s best comic book artist, the late ERNŐ ZÓRÁD from 1980.”
Péter adds that it “has nothing to do with the movie: it is based on the French novel,” Pierre Boulle’s La Planète Des Singes / Planet of the Apes (1963).
and I’ll be writing later this week about Rich Handley‘s brand-new (and quite marvelous) book and a great Australian Planet of the Apes zine that was sent to me. I’ll share more of the art Péter sent me from this 1980 adaptation then, too.
But in the meantime: enjoy!