DC Comics' outreach to independent publishers for crossovers with licensed properties has already yielded some bizarre but entertaining comics, but next year's Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern might take the cake for the weirdest crossover you didn't know you wanted. DC, Boom and 20th Century Fox have unveiled further details for the project previously teased at New York Comic Con, including the news of which creators get to helm this curious title.

Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern will be co-written by Robbie Thompson and Justin Jordan, with art by Barnaby Bagenda. Jordan previously wrote DC's Green Lantern: New Guardians for twenty issues, and was part of the core braintrust guiding the franchise, so he certainly knows his way around the franchise. Bagenda is coming off his breakout work on The Omega Men which drew from a lot of DC's cosmic concepts, and featured former Green Lantern Kyle Rayner.

The six-issue miniseries debuts in February and begins with a Green Lantern ring discovered on The Planet of the Apes, which draws in the Guardians of the Universe as well as Hal Jordan and the rest of the Green Lantern Corps. I'm not fully aware of what's going on in The Planet of the Apes comics, but I thought the entire deal was that they were set on Earth in the future. I'm sure there's a reasonable explanation for the two franchises meeting.

Now, if Hal Jordan does a musical number about hating every ape he sees, we might to have an early contender for Comic of the Year 2017.


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