Tuesday, June 10, 2014

What Came First Gorilla Grodd Or Planet of the Apes?

Gorilla Grodd predates Planet of the Apes by 4 years.

Grodd appeared in FLASH #106, Apr- May 1959

The French novel PLANET OF THE APES was published in 1963. Four years after the appearance of Gorilla Grodd.

Gorilla City, the place that most resembles the city in Planet of Apes movie, also appeared in FLASH #106.

Jack Kirby's KAMANDI was a nod to PLANET OF THE APES after DC Comics could not retain rights to the Book and Movie.

 Ironically Kirby had already wrote a similar story to it in 1956 for Harvey Comics.
See this link for more info about KAMANDI and the Harvey story by Kirby:

So there PLANET OF APES.  GORILLA GRODD is king of the talking Apes.

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