With ‘Kong: Skull Island’ winning the box office this weekend, it’s inevitable that we were going to get more merchandise surrounding the property. This, however, is not necessarily a bad thing; the film has been a domestic and international hit with audiences – with our own review of the film being a glowing one as well – and there are of course those plans to have Kong and Godzilla mix it up in their upcoming “MonsterVerse” films as well. Recently we’ve received the word that we’ll be getting more details on the story surrounding the action that takes place in the film, courtesy of an upcoming comic book miniseries.
‘Skull Island: The Birth of Kong’ will be a four-issue series from Legendary Comics heading to comic shops soon, and it will provide details on some events that happened immediately before and after what was shown on screen in ‘Kong: Skull Island.’ Written by Arvid Nelson and featuring artwork from Zid, the story promises to tell, among other tidbits, why Kong is the last of his kind. Here’s Legendary’s official word on the series:
Both a sequel and a prequel to the film, the series tells the story of a secret team of Monarch operatives returning to Skull Island to discover the truth behind Kong and the island he is born to protect. In doing so, they unlock an ancient history of monster conflict, witness the primal war between Kong and an otherworldly ecosystem of deadly new creatures, and finally reveal how this lonely god became the last of his kind.
It bears noting that this is not the first ‘Kong: Skull Island’ comic series that fans will be able to check out: last year, Boom! Studios brought us ‘Kong of Skull Island,’ a 6-part miniseries that featured a way-way-prequel story about the Kong race and how they came to Skull Island by accident, hundreds of years ago. ScienceFiction.com featured the series in our Comic Book Quick Hits column, and we found it highly entertaining.
‘Skull Island: The Birth of Kong’ is scheduled to arrive in comic shops and digitally on April 5, 2017.
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