When I was picking up back issues of this black and white magazine series, I was mostly interested in the movie adaptations. In the end, I don't think I ever owned more than 5 or 6 issues of this series. More recently, I've been very intrigued by two series that I ignored as a youngster, but now realize are far superior to the relatively bland movie recaps. Doug Moench wrote both the 'Terror on the Planet of the Apes' and 'Future History Chronicles' strips, wonderfully drawn by Mike Ploog and Tom Sutton, respectively (although I think Trimpe got involved towards the end). These stories are much darker and more engaging than the main storylines, and must have developed a bit of a cult following, as these magazines are getting more and more expensive on the back issue market. While I'd be thrilled if Marvel or Dark Horse could get the rights to reprint the entire series, I'd settle for the reprints of these other stories put together by Moench & Co. I know that Malibu/Adventure did bits and pieces of it back in the early 90s, but I truly think that these stories deserve to be given the red carpet reprint treatment.
Groovin' Back In the Summertime: July 1971
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