Crossover from the Planet of the Green Lanterns!

by Chris Im

Between one crossover and another, they’re are nothing special. Crossovers happen so frequently and between so many different universes that you would think nothing would surprise you anymore.

Sometimes you get really cool crossovers that everyone wants like DC meets Marvel. But most of the time, the crossovers occur between teams within the same continuity/universe and are fairly normal – like Suicide Squad and the Justice League, Avengers and the X-Men, X-Men and the Inhumans, etc. And sometimes you get weird combinations like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meeting Batman, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meeting the Power Rangers, or the Power Rangers meeting the Justice League. ‘So what?’ you may be asking.

Well, the reason why I bring these all up is because I have for the first time, been extremely confused and shocked by a crossover. DC Comics just recently launched a new series combining the Planet of the Apes and the Green Lantern series. And I don’t mean the new modern Planet of the Apes series. This is the old 1968 Planet of the Apes. And it is weird. Now, I know that Planet of the Apes has had comic books in the past, but just the idea of the two being together really weirds me out.

That’s all. Rant over. You should check it out if you’re interested.

Paul Rivoche's Silver Age-themed cover to DC Comics's latest crossover Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1.

Paul Rivoche’s Silver Age-themed cover to DC Comics’s latest crossover Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern #1.

Written by Robbie Thompson (Silk) and Justin Jordan (Green Lantern), and illustrated by Barnaby Bagenda (The Omega Men), Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern debuts February 1, 2017 as a six-issue monthly limited series.

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