Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 (of 6)
Story: Michael Moreci
Art: Dan McDaid
Cover A: Christopher Mitten
Cover B: Jay Shaw
Cover C: Revolution Graffiti
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Publication Date: November 26th, 2014
WHY WE LOVE IT: BOOM! has a long history with Planet of the Apes and for good reason: We love those damn dirty apes. Serving as a perfect tableau to examine society’s ills through the lens of science fiction, we were thrilled to explore those themes in the modern setting of the new films.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Michael Moreci (Curse, Hoax Hunters) and Dan McDaid (Mind the Gap) bring the hard-bitten world of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to life—dealing with both classic and modern POTA questions of what the true meaning of “society” is, and if being “civilized” is even possible in a world wracked with strife. Great for fans of end-of-the-world stories like 12 Monkeys, The Road, and Children of Men.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Bridging the 10-year gap between the Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes films, fans will 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, Malcom must venture into the decaying Americas with his family to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita. World powers will shift as civilizations collapse and rise.