Boom! Studios To Publish Kong On The Planet Of The Apes In November

by Hannah Means Shannon

 

Boom! Studios have announced an epic crossover comic series in partnership with DeVito Artworks LLC, and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products when two iconic simian stories meet.

Kong On the Planet Of The Apes is going to be written by Ryan Ferrier (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Kennel Block Blues) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Kong of Skull Island) and will consist of a six part series.

To place the crossover in context, following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor’s time among them. To their surprise, they discover Kong. Now they must travel to Skull Island to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadly journey.

Ryan Ferrier explains:

There’s such a deep mythology to both properties, especially if you consider all of the amazing Kong and Apes comics that have come out in recent years. With this series, we’ve found a coherent, meaningful way of having these two worlds and their legacies fold into each other. The implications of the Ape civilization discovering the Kong world are huge, and that’s certainly on the forefront of the series.

Covers for Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1 are illustrated by Mike Huddleston (The Coffin), series artist Carlos Magno, and movie poster artist Hans Woody.

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, written by James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno.

Kong on the Planet of the Apes #1 will be available in comic shops in November. Digital copies will also be available from comiXology, Kindle, iTunes, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.