We all need more King Kong in our lives, and rest assured, the big ape isn’t going anywhere. We last reported on the six-issue limited series Kong of Skull Island from writer James Asmus and artist Carlos Magno in July, but likely due to strong reviews and sales, publisher Boom! Studios confirmed (via Comic Book Resources) that it’s now been upgraded to an ongoing series that will hopefully last for several years. This means that we’ve got a ton of new King Kong stories to look forward to as the comic progresses.
If you want to see what all the fuss is about, then pick up #3 when it goes on sale on September 14.
King Kong, world-famous and original gargantuan ape, is the progenitor of an entire genre, spawning sequels, remakes, and countless other interpretations. You know Kong. You love Kong!
King Kong was created by Merian C. Cooper, and Kong of Skull Island is grounded in artist/author Joe DeVito’s groundbreaking literary property SKULL ISLAND. BOOM! is partnering with DeVito Artworks LLC to present this story, exclusively authorized and endorsed by the Cooper family as their official King Kong/Skull Island prequel and sequel origin story.
Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island—their new home.
From ALL-NEW INHUMANS writer James Asmus and PLANET OF THE APES artist Carlos Magno.