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"The state charges that Dr. Zira and a corrupt surgeon named Galen experimented on the wounded animal -- tampering with his brain and throat tissues to create a speaking monstrosity!"
Doctor Honorius
"A Riverboat Named Simian"
Planet of the Apes 4
Planet of the Apes
Title: "A Riverboat Named Simian"
Storyline: "Terror on the Planet of the Apes"
Volume: 1
Number: 4
Cover price: $1.00
Cover date: January, 1975
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Curtis Magazines
Credits
Editor-in-Chief: Archie Goodwin
Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Mike Ploog
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Cover artists: Bob Larkin
Cover inker: Bob Larkin
Cover colorist: Bob Larkin
Assistant editors: David Kraft; Doug Moench
Editors: Don McGregor
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"Gunpowder Julius" Edit

"Terror on the Planet of the Apes"
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Title: "Terror on the Planet of the Apes"
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Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: Mike Ploog
Inkers: Frank Chiaramonte
Editors: Don McGregor; David Kraft; Doug Moench

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"Trial" Edit

"Trial"
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Title: "Trial"
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Writers: Doug Moench
Pencilers: George Tuska
Inkers: Mike Esposito
Editors: Don McGregor; David Kraft; Doug Moench

George Taylor has been captured and taken back to his cage at Doctor Zira's hospital. Julius, still angry with Taylor for being knocked down earlier calls him a freak and assaults him with a fire hose. He places Taylor and Nova in two separate cages.

Before long though, Doctor Zaius orders Taylor to be brought to the ape assembly hall. An official tribunal is called in which the judiciary panel (made up of the President of the Assembly, Doctor Maximus, and Doctor Zaius preside over Taylor's fate. Doctor Honorius is chosen to prosecute the state's case against Taylor, while Zira and Cornelius argue in Taylor's defense.

Taylor attempts to explain his origins, but Honorius objects to nearly everything he says. Cornelius suggests to the tribunal, that while it may be impossible for Taylor to have come from another planet, it is possible that he came from the Forbidden Zone. This assertion opens the doorway for Cornelius to expound upon his belief that an ape society existed prior to that which is stated within their own holy scripture. The trial eventually concludes and the President has Zira and Cornelius indicted for scientific heresy.

Taylor is brought into Zaius' office. Zaius reveals that Taylor is not the first talking human he has seen. He is also aware of the existence of John Landon (whom had since been lobotomized). He believes that Taylor is a freak aberration that exists somewhere beyond the Forbidden Zone. Taylor is not surprised that Zaius didn't want his knowledge entered into the official record. Taylor asks what is to be done with him and Zaius tells him that he will be dissected and studied. Taylor spits upon him. As Taylor is dragged away he is heard shouting towards Zaius, "What are you afraid of?"

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Planete des Singes 4

Cover to Planéte des Singes #4.

  • This issue is reprinted in Planéte des Singes #4 in May, 1977.
  • This issue includes a three-page text article by Ed Lawrence entitled "Planet of the Apes: Fashions". It details the costume design used in the movies.
  • This issue includes a house ad for Crazy Magazine.
  • This issue includes a house ad for Marvel Poster Masterpieces.
  • Final comic book appearance of Galen.
  • This is the second and final comic book appearance of John Landon. He dies shortly following the events from this issue. He appeared last in Planet of the Apes #1.

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