Art by Rachael Stott
IDW, out now
“I’ll pretend this whole thing never happened” – Colonel George Taylor
In some ways, I don’t need to do more than just quote this line from near the end of this issue. It sums up the entire crossover – which ends predictably with tie-ins to the next two films in the original saga (although it suggests that the gap between the end of Planet of the Apes and the end of Beneath is a mere three days – those better versed in the Ape saga can confirm if this is accurate? It seems odd.)
There’s a decent amount of ape action in this episode, and a confirmation of one of the credos of the series, but it’s been a Star Trek story from the start, and that’s how it pretty much finishes (bar the tie-in referenced above).
The covers have demonstrated more imagination than any single one of the issues. A waste of a very promising crossover.