This November BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products will launch Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a new comic book limited series based on the new film from 20th Century Fox.
Written by Michael Moreci, the six-issue series bridges the 10-year gap between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, chronicling the fall of humanity and the rise of Caesar’s ape civilization. Additional creative team details will be revealed at a later date. 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.
In addition, BOOM! Studios and Twentieth Century Consumer Products will debut Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion, a one-shot comic book prequel to the new film, at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California (a.k.a. San Diego Comic-Con), to be held July 24-27, 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center. Written by Caleb Monroe, illustrated by Tom Derenick, and featuring a cover illustrated by Garry Brown, the issue follows the story of Ellie as she struggles to find a cure for the pandemic affecting humanity before it claims her daughter’s life. The issue will retail for $5.00 and will be available for purchase exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con at the BOOM! Studios booth, #2229. The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion one-shot marks the first time BOOM! Studios has ever exclusively debuted a brand-new comic at a convention.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 arrives in comic book shops in November with a main cover illustrated by Christopher Mitten for the price of $3.99, and a retailer incentive cover illustrated by Jay Shaw.