Real Name: Maureen Dozer
Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-7481) human
previous occupation unrevealed
Group Membership: None, beyond human refugees fleeing Ape forces
Affiliations: Dr. Ann Carver
Enemies: Extraterrestrial Apes/Simians/Masters/Generals, Ape tripod weaponry, and the Apes' human servants, notably General Raker and his agents
Known Relatives: Jonathan Dozer (Apeslayer, son); unidentified younger son
Aliases: "Sister" (from Dr. Carver)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
last active on Welfare Island, just a bridge away from New York City
formerly New York City
First Appearance: Planet of the Apes (UK) #23 (March, 1975)
Powers/Abilities: While not demonstrating any particularly advanced abilities, Maureen was athletic enough to run with a perhaps 6 year old in one arm and a toddler on her back.
She could also maintain her composure while fleeing monstrous alien technology, guiding her young children and herself to safety.Height: Unrevealed (she was never shown in comparison to anyone of known height, but she seemed a bit shorter than Dr. Carver; perhaps approximately 5'4"-5'8")
(Planet of the Apes#26 (fb) - BTS) -
After centuries of trying to tame the Earth, mankind had finally
learned to accept the planet, to live with it instead of off it.
(Planet of the Apes#26 (fb) - BTS) - Mankind's progress was torn away when the Apes invaded.
(Planet of the Apes#23 (fb) - BTS) - The Apes built weapons and machines, which they sent against man.
(Planet of the Apes#25 (fb) - BTS) - Mankind lost its final war, and Earth was conquered by the Apes.
(Planet of the Apes#23 (fb)) - From New York City, Maureen fled across a bridge toward the suburbs, carrying her older son, Jonathan, in her arms and her younger son on her back. As the Ape's tripod machines assaulted the fleeing refugees, Maureen urged Jonathan into a drop shaft to the island below, and she followed him, just as the bridge above them was destroyed.
As they exited the shaft on Welfare Island, Maureen told Jonathan they would be safe until this was all over.
They were suddenly charged by one of the inmates from a local hospital, who had freed himself when the apes first attacked, leapt at Maureen and her children, Dr. Ann Carver blasted and incapacitated and/or killed the kyphotic creature.
After explaining that "hose sick ones" were more dangerous when they had been starved for a day or two, Dr. Carver introduced herself and told Maureen and her children that they were welcome to stay at her place if they wanted. After Maureen agreed, Dr. Carver took them to her place. As they wrapped blankets around themselves, Dr. Carver told her to settle down with her kids for a long haul as they would be there for quite a while.
(Planet of the Apes#23
(fb) - BTS) - They spent 2 weeks hiding out
with Dr. Carver, occasionally raiding the hospital for food.
(Planet of the Apes#23
(fb)) - On the morning of the 15th day, Dr. Carver detected an approaching helicopter. Maureen asked if it was the Apes, but Dr. Carver
Comments: Created/adapted by Marv Wolfman, adapting a story by Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Neal Adams.
If this timeline parallels Killraven-691's, Apeslayer would have been
born in late 1999, and Maureen would have died in 2006. If not,
Apeslayer's younger brother was
not identified in-story, but his Earth-691 counterpart was named
Joshua. Given Jonathan and Maureen had the same names in Reality-7481,
it seems quite likely that the brother was named Joshua, but this is
obviously not confirmed.
I think it would be cool if someone wrote an Apeslayer series that fleshed it out and differentiated it from the Killraven stories WITHOUT contradicting the existing stories.
Thanks to Loki for providing me scans of these stories!To clarify, Apeslayer's Reality-7481, despite appearing in the Planet of the Apes magazine, did not occur in any of the "Planet of the Apes" continuities (from the pulps, movies, or comics (US, UK, or otherwise); it is its own distinct reality.
If you want color versions of the images, check out Amazing Adventures II#18 on Marvel Unlimited...same art for Maureen, but with more apes.
However, we don't know that Maureen Dozer-7481 had the same eye or hair color as Maureen Dozer-691, even though they are alternate reality counterparts. Maureen-7481 looks blonde, at least.
Profile by Snood.
Maureen Dozer should be distinguished from her alternate reality counterparts:
|(Planet of the Apes (UK) #23) - The
younger brother of Jonathan, he was just a baby and was carried on
Maureen's back as she fled New York City across a bridge with Jonathan
in her arms to escape the attacking Ape forces.
Maureen carried him to Welfare Island where they were taken in by Dr. Ann Carver, with whom they stayed for 2 weeks.
(Planet of the Apes (UK) #24) - Arriving via helicopter and suspected of being a rescue, General Raker arrived and led his forces to slay both Maureen and Dr. Carver but to spare the kids.
After Saunders and his associates had executed the two women, Raker told him he could do what he wanted with the newborn, as the Masters only wanted the older Jonathan.
When Saunders expressed disgust with harming a child, Raker told him the infant was no concern of his, as the Masters wanted youths to train, not babies to coddle.
--Planet of the Apes (UK) #23
Note: Apeslayer's younger brother was not identified in-story, but his Earth-691 counterpart was named Joshua. Given Jonathan and Maureen had the same names in Reality-7481, it seems quite likely that the brother was named Joshua, but this is obviously not confirmed.
Similarly, while Joshua Raven became Deathraven, we have no idea of the fate of this infant. Savior? Ape-ally? Meal? Other?
He is also seen in many images with Maureen as the tiny figure on her back.
Planet of the Apes (UK) #23 (March 29, 1975) - Roy Thomas (plot/concept), Marv Wolfman (editor, adapted/modified said plot concept), Gerry Conway (original script), Neal Adams (penciler), Frank Monte (inker)
Planet of the Apes (UK) #24 (April 5, 1975) - Roy Thomas (plot/concept), Marv Wolfman (editor, adapted/modified said plot concept), Gerry Conway (original script), Howard Chaykin (penciler), Frank Monte (inker)
Planet of the Apes (UK) #25 (April 12, 1975) - Marv Wolfman (editor, adapted/modified said plot concept), Gerry Conway (original script), Howard Chaykin (penciler), Frank McLaughlin (inker)
First posted: 10/29/2022
Last updated: 10/29/2022
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