Planet of the Apes finishes without fanfare. Sutton is back on he and Moench’s story of the seafaring humans and apes and I guess Moench gets to resolve some of the outstanding issues in the series. Moench has a familiar pattern though. He works up a bunch of interpersonal hostilities and calms them all down—returning them to their initial state—without any lasting consequences. It’s frustrating, but the point of the story isn’t these character relationships.
Sutton’s art is the sloppiest he’s done on the title. At one point I couldn’t tell a pair of ape feet from a human face.
Oh, speaking of the difference between apes and humans—didn’t anyone tell Moench (i.e. the editor) an ape cannibal would eat apes, not humans?
It’s an okay enough story, but a bad way to finish the series. Moench seems primed to excel… yet the series ends without notice.