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Written by: Andrew E.C.Gaska
Art by: Steranko, Dave Dorman, Erik Gist, Barron Storey, & more
Published by: Archaia Entertainment
Format: Hardcover Illustrated Prose Novel
Release Date: August 2011

The first ever original Planet of the Apes novel set in the classic continuity, BLAM! Ventures’ and Archaia Entertainment’s Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes is an illustrated novel taking place during the classic 1968 movie.  Conspiracy extends upon ideas introduced throughout the film series, by telling the story of what happened between the scenes of the first film, centering on the astronaut Landon, Chimpanzee scientists Dr. Milo and Dr. Galen, and Gorilla Security Chief Marcus.

Conspiracy is part of BLAM! Ventures’ illustrated novel line, blending beautiful full color, full page paintings, smaller black & white illustrations and rich storytelling in a hardcover book format. Taking its cues from the seeds planted in the original film, ‘Beneath the Planet of the Apes’, and ‘Escape from the Planet of the Apes’, Conspiracy is about the inner conflict of ape, man and the demons that plague them both. Characters from the past and the future come together to change the destiny of the planet that was once dominated, and nearly destroyed, by man.

The novel is written by Andrew E. C. Gaska and is adapted from a story by Gaska and Rich Handley with Christian Berntsen and Erik Matthews. The book contains over 30 full color paintings from various top talents in the industry, including:

Jim Steranko, Andrew Probert, Timothy Lantz, Joe Jusko, Mark Texeira, Dave Dorman, Chris Scalf, Brian Rood, Chandra Free, Dan Dussault, Ken W. Kelly, Colo, David Hueso, Miki, Matt Busch, Dirk Shearer, Barron Storey, David Seidman, Sanjulian, Chris Moeller, Thomas Scioli, Scott Hampton, Leo Liebleman, Lucas Graciano, Erik Gist, and Patricio Carbajal.

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