Restored French Marvel Covers

Restored by Dave Ballard

Dave Ballard has lovingly restored the original artwork used for the covers of the French versions of the 1970s Marvel Planet of the Apes magazines. The original covers were painted by Jean Frisano for Marvel's French distributor.

Some notes from Dave about these covers:

Of the apparent 19 French issues, there were 10 that are of particular interest to Ape-fans as they featured either:

  • An original POTA inspired painting
  • An image adapted from a U.S. cover painting
  • An image adapted from a U.S. interior 'splash page'.

(Note: The remaining 11 covers featured either non-POTA subjects (Doc Savage) or were straight re-prints of original U.S cover art. You can view all 19 of the covers by clicking here.)

These alternate covers have all been kindly supplied by Alan Maxwell who wanted to share these uncommon images with the rest of fandom. I was unable to find any credits for the French artists.


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