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Kong: Skull Island Spawns Comic Book Spinoff

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

As "Kong: Skull Island" swings its way into theaters, Legendary Comics has announced a new series based on the film, titled "Skull Island: The Birth of Kong."

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Debuting in April from writer Arvid Nelson and artist Zid, the four-issue miniseries will explore more of the mysteries of Skull Island, as well as the origins of Kong himself. Here's the official description from Legendary:

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. 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.

Additionally, the publisher has partnered with Loot Crate to provide fans with free preview of the first issue on comiXology. "Skull Island: The Birth of Kong" debuts April 1.

Arriving today in theaters nationwide, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts' “Kong: Skull Island” stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly, Jason Mitchell and Toby Kebbell.

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong
Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

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