Tuesday, 28 December 2010

The Department of Pointless Questions: Apeslayer. A rose by any other name.

Planet of the Apes, Marvel UK, Apeslayer
As we all know, the weekly Marvel UK Planet of the Apes comic reprinted US Marvel's Planet of the Apes material so quickly it often ended up reprinting stories before they'd even been printed in the first place.

When even that didn't work and they ran out of material altogether, they came up with the brilliant wheeze of getting the Killraven stories and having an artist redraw the bad guys' heads as ape heads, and replaced the word, "Martians," with the word, "Apes." Thus was born the legendary strip we in the UK knew as Apeslayer.

Obviously, in these tales, Killraven became Apeslayer but what was the new name bestowed upon the luvverly Carmilla Frost?

8 comments:

cerebus660 said...

Vanilla Ice?

Steve said...

I'm sure that would've been their choice had they not thought of another name first. Sadly, however, they did think of another name first and therefore it wasn't Vanilla Ice. All I'll say is people should remember there's an overriding ape motif in the strip.

cerebus660 said...

Gorilla Frost?

Steve said...

If only. Worryingly, you're not as far off as you might like to think.

(c) The Stardust Kid 2010 said...

I can't be sure but was it something like Sandra Simian?

Steve said...

It was indeed Sandra Simian, more commonly known as San Simian. Well done, Stardust Kid. Yet another person to go joint top of the Department of Pointless Questions Leaderboard.

Anonymous said...

thank god it wasn't Monkey Spanker

Steve said...

That was their next project.

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