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Trailer and cover art for Kong: Skull Island tie-in book The Birth of Kong

04.11.2017by: Eric Walkuski

Currently a behemoth at the worldwide box-office ($535 million and counting), KONG: SKULL ISLAND has proven that - combined with 2014's GODZILLA - Legendary was wise to announce a burgeoning "Monsterverse". And this extends beyond the big screen: Last month we let you know the studio was crafting a book series called Skull Island: The Birth Of Kong. Today we can show you the comic book's cover and a trailer promoting its release.

Said release happens to be tomorrow, April 12th! It will be available in print and on Comixology.

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, is a 4-part saga that delves deeper into the mysteries of Skull Island and the mythic origins of Kong. Written by Arvid Nelson, Birth of Kong is...

Both a sequel and a prequel to the film, the series is a father/son story set against the epic backdrop of Skull Island. The story stars Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in the film) and his son Aaron Brooks both Monarch operatives, who disagree over the threat Skull Island represents to humanity. Aaron leads a secret team of Monarch operatives back 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.

I guess if we ever get an official sequel to KONG: SKULL ISLAND, it might be an adaptation of Birth of Kong. Before that, however, we'll be getting GODZILLA 2 in 2019 followed by GODZILLA VS. KONG in 2020.

Extra Tidbit: KONG has already surpassed GODZILLA's worldwide total of $529 million.

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