BOOM! Studios Announces Kong: Gods of Skull Island
In the run up to San Diego Comic-Con, BOOM! Studios has announced a new one-shot that explores the Tagatu civilization’s relationship with Kong. Kong: Gods of Skull Island will be written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson with art by Chad Lewis and covers by Jeremy Wilson and Tyler Jenkins.
BOOM! Studios’ Kong comics are based on Joe DeVito’s Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong. The publisher recently completed a 12-issue series, Kong of Skull Island, set thousands of years in the past, written by James Asmus and illustrated by Carlos Magno.
In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has traveled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among hem, they’re devoted to their god… and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.
The 48 page one-shot will retail for $7.99 and be released October 2017.