Ape-ril Special #1 [Hayden Sherman Banana Rub 'N' Smell Cardstock Variant Cover]
(May 2024)

DC, 2024 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
7.99 USD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
2024-03-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Ages 13+
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Publisher's Brand
DC [circle and serifs]
Barcode
761941383217 00121
Printer
Transcontinental Printing Interweb Montreal
Editing
Ben Meares (credited) (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Cardstock variant cover over base issue cover.

Rub and smell banana scent cover.
This issue is a variant of Ape-ril Special (DC, 2024 series) #1 [Dan Mora Cover]. There exist further variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Hayden Sherman (credited) (signed as HS)
Inks
Hayden Sherman (credited) (signed as HS)
Colors
Hayden Sherman (credited) (signed as HS)
Letters
?

Characters
Detective Chimp [Bobo]; Gorilla Grodd; Beppo the Super-Monkey; Ultra-Humanite; Monsieur Mallah; Titano

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Listing of stories in this issue with creator credits on the inside front cover.

Plan of the Apes (or Rise of, Battle for, and Eventual Conquest of the Legion of D(oo-oo-ah-ah)m) (Table of Contents: 2)

Detective Chimp; Monkey Prince / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman (credited)
Pencils
Karl Mostert (credited)
Inks
Karl Mostert (credited)
Colors
David Baron (credited)
Letters
Tom Napolitano (credited)

Genre
animal; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Detective Chimp [Bobo T. Chimpanzee]; Monkey Prince [Marcus Sun]; Sam Simeon; Gleek; Jackanapes; Monsieur Mallah; Silverback; Super-Monkey [Beppo]; Titano [Toto]; Cyborg [Victor Stone]; Donna Troy; Gorilla Grodd; Nightwing [Dick Grayson]; Ultra-Humanite [Gerard Shugel]

Detour (Table of Contents: 3)

Detective Chimp / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joshua Fialkov (credited as Joshua Hale Fialkov)
Pencils
Phil Hester (credited)
Inks
Eric Gapstur (credited)
Colors
Dee Cunniffe (credited)
Letters
Clayton Cowles (credited)

Genre
animal; detective-mystery
Characters
Detective Chimp [Bobo T. Chimpanzee]; Doug; Donovan

Call to Arms (Table of Contents: 4)

Monkey Prince / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Luen Yang (credited)
Pencils
Bernard Chang (credited)
Inks
Bernard Chang (credited)
Colors
Marcelo Maiolo (credited)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Monkey Prince [Marcus Sun]; Ultra-Humanite [Gerard Shugel]; Eek-Gor

The Amazing Trial of John (Gorilla) Doe! (Table of Contents: 5)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We the jury find the defendant guilty...
Genre
science fiction
Reprints
Keywords
gorilla; judge

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics.

You Can't Pin a Medal on a Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 6)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Sgt. Pinky Donovan; Charlie (a gorilla, called Sgt. Gorilla on the cover only)
Reprints

Gorilla Wonders of the Diamond! (Table of Contents: 7)

Strange Sports Stories / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
sports; science fiction
Reprints

Experiment 1000! (Table of Contents: 8)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
Jack Adler ?

Reprints