Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #4 is the fourth 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.
Pope's past comes to light as his ascension from commanded to commander stirs trouble among the apes. With no sign of Pope's return, Koba must do away with their kinship for the honor of Caesar. Alexander has been taken. Rita is dying as the simian flu takes more of her every day. The hardest days of Malcolm's life are upon him and there is nothing he can do that will make things right. Nothing to do but try.