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Before the Dawn is a web comic that was released as part of the early marketing campaign for the upcoming film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A physical copy of the comic was released exclusively at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con. The comic was a part of the few bits of promotion shown at Comic Con as the film was still in the principle photography stage of production at the time the comic was released online.

Synopsis[]

The Comic is a brief retelling of what occurred after the conclusion of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and before the beginning of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The story, though only brief, shows the struggle that the human population endures because of the Simian Flu and some of Caesar's conflicts that may pop up in Dawn such as fears coming back from his past, and fears for the incoming future. It also hints at a possible power struggle between Caesar and the scheming Koba who was likely the main contributor to the downfall of humanity via the formerly known ALZ-113 virus (now the Simian Flu). The comic gives fans the first look at Ellie, the new wife of Malcolm and Alexander, Malcolm's son and possibly the infant child of Caesar and/or Blue Eyes, the teenage son of Caesar and his wife Cornelia.

Cast of Characters[]

  • Caesar, leader of the apes and king of the ape colony, the husband of Cornelia and the father of Blue Eyes and Cornelius.
  • Koba, Caesar's friend and advisor and later enemy.
  • Alexander, the son of Dawn's human protagonist, Malcolm and the human counterpart of Blue Eyes.
  • Ellie, Malcolm's new wife, the step-mother of his son and the human counterpart of Cornelia.
  • Malcolm, Dawn's human protagonist, the father of a teenage son, named Alexander and Caesar's human counterpart.

Possible Appearances[]

  • Cornelia, Caesar's wife, queen of the ape colony and Blue Eyes and Cornelius' mother.
  • Cornelius, the youngest son of Caesar and Cornelia and the younger brother of Blue Eyes.
  • Blue Eyes, Caesar and Cornelia's teenage son, the prince of the ape colony, and the older brother of Cornelius.

Image Gallery[]

External Link[]

Before the Dawn

Planet of the Apes - 20th Century Reboot Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red | Noa | Soona | Anaya | Raka | Koro | Dar | Proximus Caesar | Sylva | Lightning
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando | Luna | Oda | Rust
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova | Mae | Trevathan
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis | Korina
Families
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Animals
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear | Eagle | Zebra
Items / Weapons
Simian Flu
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of Muir Woods Park | Attack on Ape Waterfall | Battle of the Border
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
San Francisco Ape Colony | Caesar's Council of Apes | Caesar's Ape Army | Gen-Sys Board | San Francisco's Human Colony | Dreyfus' Human Army | Malcolm's Group | Alpha-Omega | Donkeys | Florida Ape Colony | Rocky Mountains Ape Colony | Eagle Clan | Coastal Ape Colony | Order of Caesar | Satellite Human Colony
Locations
West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | Ape Waterfall | The Border | Oasis
Comics
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Planet of the Apes: The Time of Man | Planet of the Apes: The Simian Age | Planet of the Apes: Devolution
Novels
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Caesar’s Story
Other Books
Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
Soundtracks
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | War for the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album)
Video Games
Plague Inc: Simian Flu | Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier | Crisis on the Planet of the Apes VR
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