20th Century Fox is gearing up the year before the next Planet of the Apes film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, with a prequel comic that bridges 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes to the upcoming sequel. In the film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will open on July 18, 2014. This, currently online only, comic will explain how things got there.