It's months after the moon exploded. Ape City is still recovering and the chimpanzees are on strike. There's a story going around about how the chimps in Painted Valley valued freedom--and killed all the gorillas and orangutans to obtain it. This infuriates Zaius. Here, we see Apes that are thinking about breaking their most important law, that "Ape Shall Not Kill Ape". This issue ends with Apes congregating to meet a new speaker, which turns out to be a talking female human!