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Apes fans, prepare for the final two episodes of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online prequel – available now at At BOOM! Studios we’re going Ape over the worldwide premiere of RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Friday, August 5th. And to whet your appetite we’re releasing the final two episodes where Burke and Bright Eyes plan their escape from the Gen-Sys Labs. But will they make it out alive? Find out by reading the free online prequel, then watch the feature film this Friday, August 5th, 2011!

“The Apes will rise this week, and we’re keeping Apes mania alive by releasing not one but two more episodes of the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online prequel!” says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. “That’s right, these are the final episodes of the series! So if you know anyone who hasn’t read the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online prequel, link, chat, tweet, or facebook and see the events leading up to the feature film!”

The RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES free online prequel is written by 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 final two exciting installments of the online prequel released two days before 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 and 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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