Kong: Skull Island managed to bring the film icon to a new generation of fans while also setting up Legendary's MonsterVerse in a substantial way. While the film revealed aspects of Kong's family, it mainly focused on the fact that they aren't around these days. Legendary will now delve into the full mystery of what happened to them in Skull Island: Birth of Kong.
The upcoming comic isn't just a prequel, however, as it is actually set 20 years in the future from where the film left off. It also reveals how Kong came to be, new threats to his throne, and how he is progressing since Skull Island ended. The series will follow a specialty unit from Monarch who return to the island to research the island's protector even further. Their efforts will slowly peel back how Kong came to be, new locations on the island, and new characters that could very well figure into future films. If you're looking for a loaded pass to the burgeoning MonsterVerse, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong is your ticket.
The series will be written by Arvid Nelson with art by Zid, and you can view the issue's cover in the gallery. You can also see a bit of it in action in the trailer above, and the official description is listed below. Kong: Skull Island currently has an 76.96 on ComicBook.com's composite rankings.
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, is a 4-part saga that delves deeper into the mysteries of Skull Island and the mythic origins of Kong. Written by Arvid Nelson, the first issue will be available in print and on Comixology on April 12, 2017.
Both a sequel and a prequel to the film, the series is a father/son story set against the epic backdrop of Skull Island. The story stars Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in the film) and his son Aaron Brooks — both Monarch operatives, who disagree over the threat Skull Island represents to humanity. Aaron leads a secret team of Monarch operatives back to Skull Island to discover the truth behind Kong and the island he is born to protect. In doing so, they unlock an ancient history of monster conflict, witness the primal war between Kong and an otherworldly ecosystem of deadly new creatures, and finally reveal how this lonely god became the last of his kind.
With a dramatic new narrative that paves the way for what is to come, fans will discover new revelations that point to the future of the MonsterVerse.
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Issue #1 on-sale in print and Comixology: 4/12
Writer: Arvid Nelson