Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #1 is the first issue in BOOM! Studios' six part series detailing the gap between the films Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
With the birth of Ash, Caesar begins to think about ways to secure the future for his colony. He sends the aggressive militaristic chimp Pope on a mission into the ruins of San Francisco. Meanwhile, Malcolm finds he must leave his home to find a cure for the plague slowly killing his wife, Rita.