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This Friday the Apes will rise, but today you can get the latest episode in the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online prequel just by visiting! The 4th riveting episode sees the Gen-Sys lab Apes begin the transformation that will lead to their ultimate freedom! Read the prequel, then run to the theaters August 5th for the world premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES!

“Fans demanded more Apes and BOOM! aims to please!” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “To commemorate the world premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, August 5th, we’re releasing the latest episode of our free online prequel two days early! That’s right Apes fans, follow along with the comic that sets the stage for when the Apes Rise at!”

The RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online prequel is written by acclaimed sci-fi novelist and PLANET OF THE APES comic series writer Daryl Gregory and drawn by Harvey Award-nominated artist Damian Couceiro (HAWKS OF OUTREMER) and Tony Parker (DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?). This free online prequel details the events leading up to the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES feature film debuting worldwide this Friday, August 5th.

Since its debut on July 13th BOOM! Studios has released a brand new 5-page episode of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online comic book prequel every Wednesday at Today marks the fourth exciting installment of the online prequel released early in commemoration of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES movie premiere this Friday, August 5th.

In April BOOM! Studios announced they were publishing an all new ongoing PLANET OF THE APES comics series set in the original classic 1968 movie continuity. Subsequently, a flurry of fan interest caused a complete sell-out of PLANET OF THE APES #1, sending the seminal issue into second print even before hitting store shelves!

About BOOM! Studios
Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, Stan Lee’s SOLDIER ZERO, THE TRAVELER, and STARBORN (the first new series in print from the industry icon in 20 years), new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker as well as 20th Century Fox’s PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and DIE HARD, Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, and The Henson Company’s FARSCAPE. BOOM!’s recently rebranded all-ages imprint, KABOOM! will see publication of PEANUTS, SPACE WARPED, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED!, Scholastic’s WORDGIRL, as well as continuing to publish fan-favorite Disney Afternoon series DARKWING DUCK, CHIP ‘N’ DALE RESCUE RANGERS, DUCKTALES along with Disney standards MICKEY MOUSE, DONALD DUCK, UNCLE SCROOGE, and WALT DISNEY’S COMICS AND STORIES.

via BOOM! Studios

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