Zaius and Ursus lead gorilla soldiers out into the Forbidden Zone (as per BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES), while Cornelius and Zira remain under house arrest in Ape City and play a game of chess with Dr. Milo. Soon, Zaius shows back in the city and wants the Chimps to take a look at what they discovered beyond the Statue of Liberty-the corpse of a giant ape. Ursus wants to erect a statue to it instead of dissection-and Zaius wants to send an expedition to find out where the massive creature came from in order to unite apekind. He recruits Cornelius and Zira-and also shows them an ancient newspaper from the New York Globe, that shows a photograph of the dead King Kong after it plunged from the Empire State Building. They build a ship and travel for weeks until they land in Africa, where they meet a friendly ape tribe. They tribe has heard stories about the Ape giants, so Zaius and his crew continue onwards until they reach Skull Island. But not before they are attacked by a giant octopus-like creature and some pteranodons. They also hear the cry of Kong, who is definitely on the island.
Lately I've been enjoying these Planet of the Apes crossovers, particularly with STAR TREK and TARZAN. Although there are still five issues to go in this mini-series, this may be the best POTA cross-over yet! Recommended. From BOOM! Studios.