Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was a six part series published by BOOM! Studios, detailing the gap between the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It reintroduced Apes fans to characters from those films and introduced new ones. It launched in November 2014, written by Michael Moreci with art by Dan McDaid.

Synopsis: Bridging the gap between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, fans bear witness to the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar's civilization. While the apes of the world have yet to advance as a species, Caesar must find a way to unify them to one cause. On the other side of the country, Malcolm must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita. Powers will shift as civilizations collapse and rise.

Plot: After the birth of Ash, Caesar sent the aggressive militaristic chimp Pope on a mission into the ruins of San Francisco, where he discovered a forgotten group of un-evolved apes left behind after the initial rebellion. Drunk with power, Pope and some of followers, including Rex the gorilla, enslaved the ignorant apes and planned to use them to attack Caesar and take over the colony. Chimps Fifer and Cora, however, disagreed with Pope and sent word back to Caesar, who sent Koba to confront Pope and his militia of apes. Forced to kill Rex and Pope in order to re-establish control, Koba banished their remaining followers and took the savage apes back to the colony. Koba regretted killing fellow apes, and resented Caesar for putting him in the situation where he was forced to do so.

Meanwhile, on the other side of America, Malcolm found his wife, Rita, was being slowly killed by the plague. They and their son Alexander had to leave their home to try to find a rumoured cure in Austin. Along the way they encountered a human gang trafficking kidnapped humans, and Alexander was captured as Rita was getting sicker every day. Allying with a vigilante community headed by Shavers, they rescued Alexander and some others before discovering that the traffickers were taking their prisoners to facilities run by the United States Centers for Disease Control, who were running experiments in a desperate attempt to find a cure to the Simian Flu, and that the rumour of a cure was just a ruse to lure more victims to Austin. Rita quietly left her family, feeling that they would be safer staying with the community rather than looking for a non-existent cure for her.


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Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment 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
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
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
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
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
Rodman Family | Caesar's Family | Malcolm's Family | Rocket's Family | Dreyfus' Family
Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
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 the Muir Woods Park
Organizations / Colonies / Companies
Caesar's 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
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
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)
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 | Planet of the Apes: 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
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Dawn 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