Sunday, November 07, 2004

Monkey Covers

Sunday is Monkey Covers day here at YACB. Because there's nothing better than a comic with a monkey on the cover.

From issue #3 of Phil Foglio's 1991 Angel and the Ape mini, it's Sam vs. Gorilla Grodd in a story that not only tied in with the rest of the Gorilla DCU but also featured the Inferior Five. Phil Foglio is a frickin' genius—you are reading Girl Genius, right? Angel and the Ape may not be his best work, but the next time you're rummaging through a quarter bin, seek it out for some fun comics reading.

(Standard disclaimer about apes not really being monkeys applies.)

Image is courtesy of the GCD. Click on the image for a full-sized version.


Dorian said...

Every Angel and the Ape series is worthwhile. The Foglio one is my favorite, but the Chaykin/Tishman/Bond and the original are great stuff too.

Dave said...

I avoided the Chaykin/Tishman/Bond series, because a Vertigo-ization of Angel and the Ape was one of the last things I wanted to read. But if it comes recommended, maybe I can scare it up in a quarter bin or something...

Anonymous said...

Hey -

I'm glad to hear you liked the title of Cryptozoo Crew. It was a toss up between that and "Tails from the Cryptozoo Crew". You'll be happy to know that issue #2 is a Monkey Cover! And Issue #1 is technically of course cuz of the "Cave Monkey" back up story. Ish. 2 is out in March and features the Yeti and the Florida Skunk Ape! For anyone who wants to see more of Cryptozoo Crew, please check out our website at (what else)

Oh, and as for why we didn't publish through Insight, well, it's a lot of work and we decided that we'd rather spend the energy on the book. Besides NBM has some penetration into other markets. And that's always good. Especially a book like this which has a wide audience appeal.

Take it easy -- and enjoy!

Allan Gross