As part of their run-up to Comic Con International: San Diego, BOOM! Studios announced Kong: Gods of Skull Island, a one-shot comic that centers on the relationship between Tagatu civilization's relationship with Kong.
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.
"Somehow, the Tagatu survived for generations at the bottom of the food chain in the harshest, deadliest environment on Earth, and they worshipped Kong as a living god," said the comic's writer, Phillip Kennedy Johnson. "I always wanted to see more of that tribe's culture in the films—specifically the 'Church of Kong' and their relationship with Kong himself — but that wasn't the story they were telling. Now, it's the story we're telling."
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 (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Lantern City).
You can check out ordering information below. The one-shot will hit in October.
Kong: Gods of Skull Island
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Chad Lewis
Main Cover: Jeremy Wilson
Variant Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Format: 48 pages, full color
On sale: October 2017