Taking place before the original Planet of the Apes movies, Ape and Human societies have reached a new golden age, gut peace never lasts for long. Ripples of dissent are spreading in both the Ape and Human ranks and when a mysterious assassin guns down the beloved Lawgiver, tensions will reach a boiling point! Can one human solve the mystery of the Lawgiver’s murder before war engulfs all of society? Oris this the beginning of the end for Apes and Humans alike? Find out what happens 1,300 years before the arrival of Colonel Goerge Taylor in this story of the rise of the original Planet of the Apes. Collects the entire series for the first time from award winning novelist Daryl Gregory (Dracula: Company of Monsters, Spoonbenders) and critically acclaimed artist Carlos Magno (Lantern City, Captain Universe).