‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3:’ Advance Comic Book Review

It’s the beginning of February, and you know what that means. No, I’m not talking about Groundhog Day. (Although, if that was your guess, you were close . . .) I’m talking about the next comic book release of those hairy, global dominators, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes #3.

Just to recap where our story has led us thus far: It’s been two winters since the Ape Virus has spread around the world, killing millions, if not billions! Malcolm is trying to save his wife Rita, but with everyone in their own defense mode, no one can be trusted. But, after encountering a group of people with guns, Malcolm must trust in new strangers who want to help his family escape.

This month’s issue picks up just a short time after last issue’s dangerous rescue, and Malcolm is still determined to save his wife by finding a cure—in Austin! (Sounds to me a lot like this season of The Walking Dead.) Meanwhile, some of Ceasar’s apes encounter their own problems with another group of zoo apes. But, when Fifer wants to fight the alpha just to show them who’s boss, “ape not hurt ape” is in danger of becoming a thing of the past.

I said it last month, but I’ll make it loud and clear again: Michael Moreci has an incredibly and beautifully written series on his hands (and soon to be on our shelves, for that matter!). But seriously, the way Moreci interweaves similar storylines between the humans and the apes is a little obvious, but still brilliant nonetheless. It really makes us think, as readers, how close to one another we really are . . . or can be! And, Dan McDaid’s illustrations are a huge help. There are points in the story when the apes look more like humans and vice versa, and I’m sure his team - between Adam Gorham on inks and Jason Wordie on colors - is a also major help. Bravo to all!

Even though this series is only half over, I’m looking forward to the rest of the issues. I will be sure to make this comic book collection a part of my own, and I advise you to do the same. Do it quick, before the Ape Virus takes out the rest of us . . .

Until next month, #BeKindToOneAnother!

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