Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes is a 2016 comic book miniseries combining the Tarzan and Planet of the Apes media franchises.[1][2]

Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes
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Publication information
PublisherBoom Studios
FormatOngoing series
Main character(s)Tarzan
Planet of the Apes

Plot

In an alternate take on Escape from the Planet of the Apes where Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Milo travel to late-1800s Africa instead of the 1970s, the apes become the leaders of the Mangani and Caesar and Tarzan are raised as brothers. However, as Tarzan grows up and humans arrive in the jungle, they are separated by slave traders. Eventually they reunite when the war between man and ape takes them from the jungles of Africa to the inner earth realm of Pellucidar.

Reception

The Tarzan/Planet of the Apes comic has gained mostly positive critical reviews.[3][4][5]

See also

References

  1. ^ "TARZAN ON PLANET OF THE APES Crossover Swings Into DARK HORSE". Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Walker, Seeley & Dagnino Swing Into". Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1 Review Roundup :: Blog :: Dark Horse Comics". Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  4. ^ "411MANIA - 411's Comic Reviews: Ultimates #11, Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1, More". Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  5. ^ kicksplode (28 September 2016). "Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes #1 Review". Retrieved 26 January 2017.
Intercompany crossover

In comic books, an intercompany crossover (also called cross-company or company crossover) is a comic or series of comics where characters that at the time of publication are the property of one company meet those owned by another company (for example, DC Comics' Superman meeting Marvel's Spider-Man, or DC's Batman meeting Marvel's Wolverine). These usually occur in "one-shot" issues or miniseries.

Some crossovers are part of canon. But most are outside of the continuity of a character's regular title or series of stories. They can be a joke, a gag, a dream sequence, or even a "what if" scenario (such as DC's Elseworlds).

Marvel/DC crossovers (which are mostly noncanon) include those where the characters live in alternate universes, as well as those where they share the "same" version of Earth. Some fans have posited a separate "Crossover Earth" for these adventures. In the earliest licensed crossovers, the companies seemed to prefer shared world adventures. This was the approach for early intercompany crossovers, including 1976's Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man and 1981's Superman and Spider-Man.

Besides the two Superman/Spider-Man crossovers, a number of other DC/Marvel adventures take place on a "Crossover Earth", but later intercompany crossovers tend to present the DC and Marvel Universes as alternate realities, bridged when common foes make this desirable, as the interest in overall continuity has become a major part of even crossover comic books.Characters are often licensed or sold from one company to another, as with DC acquiring such characters of Fawcett Comics, Quality Comics, and Charlton Comics as the original Captain Marvel, Plastic Man and Captain Atom. In this way, heroes originally published by different companies can become part of the same fictional universe, and interactions between such characters are no longer considered intercompany crossovers.

Although a meeting between a licensed character and a wholly owned character (e.g., between Red Sonja and Spider-Man, or Evil Dead's Ash Williams and the Marvel Zombies) is technically an intercompany crossover, comics companies rarely bill them as such. Likewise, this is the case when some characters in an ongoing series are owned or to some extent controlled by their creators, as with Doctor Who antagonists the Daleks, who are not owned by the UK television network the BBC, even though the character of The Doctor is.

Mangani

Mangani is the name of a fictional species of great apes in the Tarzan novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and of the invented language used by these apes. In the invented language, Mangani (meaning "great-ape") is the apes' word for their own kind, although the term is also applied (with modifications) to humans. The Mangani are represented as the apes who foster and raise Tarzan.

Tarzan

Tarzan (John Clayton II, Viscount Greystoke) is a fictional character, an archetypal feral child raised in the African jungle by the Mangani great apes; he later experiences civilization only to reject it and return to the wild as a heroic adventurer. Created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan first appeared in the novel Tarzan of the Apes (magazine publication 1912, book publication 1914), and subsequently in 25 sequels, several authorized books by other authors, and innumerable works in other media, both authorized and unauthorized. The film version of Tarzan as the noble savage (“Me Tarzan, You Jane”), as acted by Johnny Weissmuller, does not reflect the original character in the novels, who is gracious and highly sophisticated.

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