*TV & Film Related Comics: It’s a special Ape-Week mini-event here at 30th Century this week. We commence with a complete run of Marvel UK’s weekly Planet Of The Apes series, all 123 issues from 1974 to 1977, bursting with simian strife and orang-utan action! The original movies becoming a cult hit, Marvel US soon released a magazine series of adaptations and new material set in the POTA universe – and where Marvel US led, Marvel UK followed, finding demand for our furry friend’s frolics so intense that for a desperate string of issues (#’s 23-30 of the weekly series), they were forced to re-draw and re-letter old Killraven episodes and call them “Apeslayer”, to fill the demand for ape-related material and allow the USA to catch up on inventory! Pausing only to absorb its companion Dracula Lives with issue #88, Planet of the Apes Weekly seemed unstoppable – but by 1977, the first wave of Ape-athy had died down, and the series quietly subsided into Marvel UK’s flagship title, Mighty World of Marvel, with issue #231 of that book. From beginning to end, averaging Fine, with the free poster in #1, this is a very respectable collection for any burgeoning Ape-fanciers!