Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ol' Groove's Request Line: "Planet of the Apes" Part 1 by Moench, Tuska, and Esposito

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! From the old Request Line, here's the color kick-off to Marvel's Adventures on the Planet of the Apes #1 (July 1975, reprinting the first chapter of the movie adaptation from the b&w Planet of the Apes #1, July 1974). Over on our FaceBook page, Groove-ophile Eric J. suggested more love for George Tuska, best known for his work on Iron Man and Luke Cage. Mr. Tuska was a Marvel mainstay throughout the Groovy Age, working on Giant-Size Defenders, Champions, Man-Wolf, and tons more. He also moonlighted at DC where he did a lot of mystery and romance, and even a few Teen Titans, Legion of Super-Heroes, and Superman/Batman team-ups (in World's Finest). His strong, singular style was always welcome to my eyes, 'cause I knew Mr. Tuska would deliver excellent storytelling, powerful action, and easily recognizable characters.  Enjoy!


  1. Hey Groovsters!
    Even though I was never a big Tuska fan. I did learn to appreciate the man's art. He did have his own unique style. I loved everything Planet of the Apes! Especially Marvel's B & W series. Mainly the Ploog & Trimpe issues & all those stunning painted covers.

    By the way my fellow groovsters! Today is Jolt'in Joe Sinnott's 86th Swinging birthday! If you like to shoot him off a e-mail you can visit his website. Which his son Mark runs. Joe is also answering questions by videoes on Face Book too! Their the groovist!Nuff Said!

  2. I came across a copy of the original novel. Given all the "reboots", I wonder why no one ever thought to make a movie that followed the novel more closely. I found the ending much more interesting. If you've never read it, give a try.



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