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Rod Serling-Planet of the Apes Visionaries

Review by VJ Miller, Sr.
Script: Dana Gould interior art: Chad Lewis Cover: Paolo Revira

Planet of the Apes,

Original screenplay by Rod Serling

Rod Serling Planet of the Apes Visionaries coverI thought I’d learned everything I needed to know about, Planet of the Apes until I came across this Graphic Novel.  Somehow I missed the fact that the original manuscript was written by Rod Serling, but then I was 17 at the time and was more into comic books than what was going on in Hollywood.

The artwork in this book is superb. Because it tells the story as much as the captions and dialog especially the pages that had little or no dialog or captions.

Rod Serling’s original vision of Planet of the Apes was a society that was somewhat normal. They dressed in suits, drove cars, worked in office buildings and did those things that day to day citizens always did–they were just apes instead. Hollywood took Serling’s story and turned it into what we all watched with Charlton Heston and the ensemble cast of humans in ape suits. I doubt Mr. Serling was pleased. Continue reading Rod Serling-Planet of the Apes Visionaries

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Wonder Woman: the War Years 1941-1945

review by VJ Miller, Sr.

Wonder Woman the War Years 1941-1945As lovely as Aphrodite – As wise as Athens – With the speed of Mercury and stronger than Hercules, Wonder Woman fought against the Axis powers during WWII.

Once again, Roy Thomas has dug deep into the DC archives to ferret out the most representative stories of the Maid of Might during the Second World War.

Wonder Woman was created in 1941 by Dr. Charles Moulton Marston a graduate of Harvard in 1915. The war was raging in Europe when WW came on the scene but the US would be plunged into that war by December of that year. Continue reading Wonder Woman: the War Years 1941-1945