This article discusses something which was not officially endorsed by the owners of the Planet of the Apes copyright, but which was nevertheless inspired by the concepts and ideas found in the original books, movies, TV series and comics.

'Beware The Beast'; illustration by Neil T. Foster
'Beware The Beast'; illustration by Neil T. Foster

Beware The Beast was a 2004 fan-produced comic strip written by Dave Ballard, edited by Michael Whitty and illustrated by Neil T. Foster, set alongside the events of Beneath the Planet of the Apes.


In the Forbidden Zone, lone gorilla Gideon goes on an epic hunt of the savage humans and stumbles across Brent's spaceship.


  • The adventure was originally issued in episodic form with each chapter hosted on a different Planet of the Apes website, in an effort to promote co-operation between the online community.
  • The story was adapted from Dave Ballard's original short story Last Stand in the Forbidden Zone.[1]
  • Gideon also made a brief appearance in 'Within The Planet Of The Apes', set shortly before 'Beware The Beast'.

External Links


  1. Beware the Beast! - 'Ape Chronicles' #39 (2004) at Hunter's Planet of the Apes Archive
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