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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby klen7 » Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:18 am

Thanks! I'll get my preorder in
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:14 am

Sorry, but I'm just not a fan of Powell's artwork (nor his sh*t writing), and his cover for this looks very bland.

As long as he does an occasional cover than can skipped in favor of alternatives and has absolutely nothing to do with the writing and interior art duties, then count me interested/intrigued in this title...
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:52 pm

^Apparently, Powell is just one of several guest artists doing covers (and only covers) for the series.

I'd really like it if BOOM collected the 6 issue Kong adaptation put out by Fantagraphics in the early '90s. That was also made with the Cooper estate's involvement.
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:13 pm

Speaking of: has anyone read Dark Horse's comic adaptations of Kong '05 and the King of Skull Island novel?
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby tbeasley » Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:31 pm

How many official Kong books and comics have there been?
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby klen7 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:27 pm

Kong comics = a lot
Official = I don't know
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:35 pm

tbeasley wrote:How many official Kong books and comics have there been?


Wikipedia actually has a rather thorough rundown of Kong Comics:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Kong_(comics)

I assume the long running Mexican comics were unlicensed.
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:13 pm

CBR reports this has been bumped up to an ongoing series.
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby klen7 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:16 pm

I'm 2 issues in. Not really digging the Kong origin they have opted for. We'll see if skull island plays a bigger role in future issues
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby DannyBeane » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:26 pm

I just picked up the two issues yesterday. Haven't read them yet but they look interesting and more giant monster comics the better.
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:56 pm

Looked through a copy of #2 at my local shop today and the art looks pretty cool! Some wonderfully detailed giant creatures.
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Re: King Kong Meets The Planet of the Apes

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:57 am

lhb412 wrote:Unrelated to the upcoming movie, a six-issue series from BOOM! Studios

CBR 04.07.2016:
ECCC EXCLUSIVE: Asmus & Magno Take a Monstrous Trip with “Kong of Skull Island”


/Film August 13th, 2017:
‘Kong’ And ‘Planet of the Apes’ Are Crossing Over in a Comic Book Miniseries
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:46 pm

So BOOM! and the Cooper Estate are just gonna make Kong comics a regular thing, eh?
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby klen7 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:40 pm

i didnt like the last series they did (that somehow went 12 issues) - since they are ok with crossovers (which is a Toho no-no) maybe they would be ok with a humorous Kong series (which was another apparent Toho no-no to the comics team) - no point in trying to ape the Legendary Kong especially considering the Legendary Kong has its own series
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Re: Kong of Skull Island (new comic)

Postby lhb412 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:56 pm

^ I wonder if there's any chance they could publish French cartoonist Christophe Blain's gorgeous King Kong storybook?


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http://www.comicsandcola.com/2015/04/so ... lains.html

... or maybe BOOM could collect the Kong adaptations from Gold Key and Fantagraphics. Those were licensed by the Cooper Estate, and I'm really interested in reading them.
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Re: King Kong Meets The Planet of the Apes

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:28 am

CBR INTERVIEW:
Planet of the Apes Face a Different Kong in New Miniseries
TJ Dietsch wrote:One of the biggest apes in pop culture history will find a new home in the pages of BOOM! Studios’ Kong on the Planet of the Apes. Written by Ryan Ferrier and drawn by Apes and Kong comic alum Carlos Magno, the November-debuting series will kick off right where the 1968 adaptation of Pierre Boulle’s Planet of the Apes novel left off.

This six-issue limited series will find Dr. Zaius and General Ursus returning to the Forbidden Zone to destroy the evidence of human dominance Charlton Heston’s Taylor discovered. Instead of digging up a human shaped dolly saying, “Mama,” though, the walking-talking primates discover something far more troubling: King Kong!

How will the cultured and evolved denizens of the Planet of the Apes take to meeting an unmistakable throwback to their earlier days? Ferrier’s keeping the larger details close to the vest, but we do know that a trip to Skull Island is on the books. CBR talked to Ferrier about that journey, plus his own longtime love for these characters, and what their introduction will mean for the world at large.
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