Home News From The 'Verse Comics First Look: BOOM! STUDIOS unleash KONG OF SKULL ISLAND this July

logo - BOOM! Studios2017 may be the year of King Kong with the arrival of the Legendary Pictures reboot, KONG: SKULL ISLAND featuring Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, smashing on to the big screen in March but BOOM! Studios are storming that beachhead first this July with a new limited comic book run, created in full collaboration with the family of Kong’s creator, Merian C. Cooper.

BOOM! are teaming up with DeVito Artwork LLC to present KONG OF SKULL ISLAND, written by James Asmus (ALL-NEW INHUMANS) and with art from Carlos Magno (PLANET OF THE APES) to create something truly authentic to previous incarnations of the Kong legend, with art referencing the classic renditions by artist/writer Joe DeVito for his 2004 authorised KONG: KING OF SKULL ISLAND.

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #1: cover art, Felipe Massafera

KONG OF SKULL ISLAND #1: cover art, Felipe Massafera

“It is exhilarating to be working with BOOM! Studios and such an astute and nuanced group of writers and artists. This fabulous KONG OF SKULL ISLAND series digs deep!” said Joe.

BOOM!’s comic series is a prequel/sequel origin story which takes place well before Carl Denham, Jack Driscoll, and the rest of the Wanderer’s crew set foot on the island. Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island, their new home, which they are soon horrified to realize is home to dinosaurs, giant creatures… and Kongs.

“King Kong is the progenitor of an entire section of genre fiction. It is truly an honor to be a part of that gigantic legacy,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing & Marketing Filip Sablik. “We’re thrilled to be working with Joe DeVito to create a comic series that is authentic to the origins of Kong.”

Kong of Skull Island #1 (of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 13th with a main cover by Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: War of the Green Lanterns) for the price of $3.99. Also available are incentive covers by Nick Robles (Clockwork Angels) andEric Powell (The Goon), and retailer auction covers by Ryan Sook (Superman: American Alien) and Paul Pope (Batman: Year 100). Retailers will have the option to bid on the Sook and Pope covers in order to secure it exclusively for their store. Ask your local retailer for details.

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