By Beau Smith -
I can’t think of any kid/adult that doesn’t
have a thing for Apes and monkeys. I know that as a kid and an adult I
can’t pass up any comic, movie, book that has a ape in it. Just look at
King Kong and you’ll know just what I mean.
Eury has taken a brilliant idea and made a wonderful book on covering
possibly every ape that has ever had anything to do with comics. From
the incredible Arthur Adams cover to the gallery of ape covers inside,
there is something for everyone.
book has been on my nightstand for weeks. I’m always reading and
looking at a new piece of information on apes in comics from this. The
amount of artwork in this volume is staggering. It’s got all the best
illustrations, covers and sketches that you may know very well or be
seeing for the very first time. It showcases such artists as Arthur
Adams, Frank Cho, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, and tons of others.
presents you with a primate role call of such icons as King Kong,
Grodd, Titano, Detective Chimp, Brainiape, The Gibbon, Mojo Jojo, and
even mine and Kevin Bernhardt’s own creation Bobo from Primate: The
Sword Of Darwin. (Image Comics)
book is over 140 pages and will have you reading for hours if not days.
I really admire Eury for his in-depth research on this keeper of a
book. Make sure you hit your local store up for this today or order one
from TwoMorrows because you ain’t getting’ mine.