King Kong Comic Previews What's to Come in the 'MonsterVerse' Movies

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 8:59PM
Kong: Skull Island
Tuesday, 11 April 2017 - 8:59PM
King Kong Comic Previews What's to Come in the 'MonsterVerse' Movies
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Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.' new "MonsterVerse" is off to a better start than anyone thought possible. 2014's Godzilla earned over $529 million at the worldwide box office, while Kong: Skull Island has already bested that amount with $535 million after just over a month in theaters.

So it's safe to say that many fans are excited to see where this franchise is headed, and thankfully, it doesn't look like they'll have to wait very long to find out. Legendary Comics is starting a monthly comic book series called Skull Island: The Birth of Kong by writer Arvid Nelson and artist Zid. It serves as an official movie tie-in, meaning that whatever happens on the page is canon with the recent Kong: Skull Island and the sequels it has planned.

The series looks to fill in the gaps and prep fans for the next two films in the series, 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters and 2020's Godzilla vs. Kong, as well as other potential spinoff and sequels to follow. The first issue in the series serves as a direct sequel to Kong: Skull Island and takes place across two time periods, which will presumably show how the Kong seen in the 1970s-set Skull Island comes into contact with the modern day-set Godzilla seen in the 2014 film. Check out the official trailer for the series below:



The main focus of the first issue is Aaron Brooks, the son of Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in Skull Island). The story reveals that Aaron joined Monarch (a secret monster-hunting organization) as an adult and led a secret mission to Skull Island in the early '90s, where he disappeared, and the book details that mission. The book also mentions Dr. Ishiro Serizawa, played by Ken Watanabe in Godzilla, which seems to indicate that he'll play a major role in the movies going forward.

There are also some other monsters who get highlighted in the first issue, namely Psycho Vultures, Leaf Wings, and Death Jackals; any one of which could pop up in a future film. And then there's the promise of learning more about Kong's origins, as well as some sick artwork showcasing a bunch of giant apes at war with the Skullcrawlers.

The first issue of Skull Island: Birth of Kong goes on sale in print and digital formats on April 12, 2017.
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