While he may be gearing up to take on Godzilla on the screen, King Kong is to face some fellow simians in comic form, with Boom! Studios, DeVito Artworks, and Twentieth Century Consumer Products having announced a Kong/Planet of the Apes crossover!
Set for release in November, Kong on the Planet of the Apes is the work of writer Ryan Ferrier (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Kennel Block Blues) and artist – and no stranger to these characters – Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Kong of Skull Island). Below you can check out the cover art for the first in the six-issue series, which was created by artist Mike Huddleston. Additional covers will be done by Magno and movie poster artist Hans Woody.
“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,” says writer Ferrier. “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 civilisation discovering the Kong world are huge, and that’s certainly on the forefront of the series.”
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… a KONG! Now they must travel to Skull Island to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)