Kong of Skull Island
Kong of Skull Island is a twelve-issue comic book series published by BOOM! Studios from 2016 to 2017. It is an official prequel to Merian C. Cooper's King Kong, a 2005 rewrite of the novelization of the original 1933 King Kong film by Joe DeVito and Brad Strickland, and part of DeVito's Kong of Skull Island property.
Kong of Skull Island was revealed on April 7, 2016 in an interview with writer James Asmus conducted by Comic Book Resources. In the interview, Asmus revealed that the comic would be illustrated by Carlos Magno, known for his work on several Planet of the Apes comics. Asmus stated that when developing the idea for the comic, he approached the estate of Merian C. Cooper, Kong's original creator, to discuss the official King Kong mythos and determine a point in time to focus the story around. Asmus said he was interested by the idea that the natives actually fled to Skull Island, and decided to have the comic focus on this time in the mythos. Covers for the series were provided by Felipe Massafera, Nick Robles, Eric Powell, Ryan Sook and Paul Pope. The cover art provided by Powell, who previously wrote several issues of IDW Publishing's Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters series, was used in promotional materials for the comic as well. The comic was originally envisioned as a six-issue limited series, but following publication of the second issue, BOOM! Studios announced that it would be upgraded to an ongoing series.
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