The two most primate-dominated franchises in the world – King Kong and Planet of the Apes – will collide in a newly-announced miniseries from BOOM! Studios.
Kong on the Planet of the Apes follows the events of the first Planet of the Apes movie from 1968, with Dr. Zaius and General Ursus leading a group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone. Much to their surprise, they’re greeted by none other than Kong. From there, they travel to Skull Island to discover the truth, but will they survive the journey? Considering this is an out of continuity crossover, it’s probably safe to bet some classic characters are going to see their doom.
Written by Ryan Ferrier (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), the six-issue series features art by Carlos Magno, who has drawn both Planet of the Apes and Kong of Skull Island.
“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,” Ferrier said in an official statement. “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.”
Recent Kong comics have been based on Joe DeVito’s Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong. BOOM! just concluded a 12-issue series — Kong of Skull Island — written by James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and drawn by Magno.
Kong on the Planet of the Apes arrives in November.
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