In the lead up to San Diego Comic Con 2017 next week, Boom! Studios have been paving the way with 10 announcements. The next announcement from the publisher is that they will be bringing us a Kong one-shot in October 2017 titled “Gods of Skull Island“.
The stand-alone story set in 1912 will be written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, with art by Chad Lewis and cover art by Jeremy Wilson and Tyler Jenkins, and will clock in at 48 pages for $7.99.
When a wealthy humanitarian travels to Skull Island to “civilize” the native Tagatu living there, they accept his gifts and allow his team to live among them, but they’re devoted to their god… and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.
Philip Kennedy Johnson says:
Somehow, the Tagatu survived for generations at the bottom of the food chain in the harshest, deadliest environment on Earth, and they worshiped Kong as a living god. 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).
Look out for the Kong: The Gods of Skull Island One-Shot arriving in October 2017.