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Just as Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes arrives in theaters, BOOM! Studios has announced it will release a miniseries that bridges the 10-year gap between the events of 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the new film.
Written by Michael Moreci (Hoax Hunters, Curse), the November-debuting comic will chronicle the fall of humanity as a result of the Simian Flu and the rise of Caesar’s ape civilization. Additional creative-team details will be revealed later.
BOOM! has published Planet of the Apes comics, all set before the events of the 1968 film, since 2011. A previously announced one-shot prequel to the new film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion, will debut at Comic-Con International. It will be available at the BOOM! booth (#2229).
“Our Planet of the Apes comics stand out to me as some of our best work,” Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon said in a statement. “This series marks the first time we’ve ventured into producing print comics based on the new films, and we can’t wait to explore this world. The new films are so good — we’re honored to add to the mythology.”
Directed by Matt Reeves, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Keri Russell.