This weekend, fans of classic monster movies, kaiju and visual effects spectacles in general are expected to flock to cinemas in droves to take in Kong: Skull Island. Interestingly enough, Legendary is giving both satisfied newcomers and longtime fans a chance to double dip in the very near future with the four-issue limited series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong.
Written by Arvid Nelson (the very same author who brought us the awesome prequel graphic novel that was The Great Wall: Last Survivor) and illustrated by Zid, it appears this miniseries will be told in non-linear fashion – or at least feature a time jump at some point.
For more on that front, be sure to check out this description:
Both a sequel and a prequel to the film, the series tells the story of a secret team of Monarch operatives returning 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.
Sounds pretty interesting, eh? Now, if you guessed that this will pave the way for the future of the “MonsterVerse,” it just so happens that you’re absolutely right. Quite frankly, if you’re anticipating the next Godzilla film or the upcoming crossover with Kong, it’s probably for the best you pick this up to soak up all the information you can.
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong will be available in print – as well as digitally via Comixology – on April 5.