Kong: Skull Island introduced us to the MonsterVerse connecting the film with 2014’s Godzilla. Plans are for more movies starting in 2019. But Warner Bros and Legendary aren’t going to let fans forget about the series in the meantime. They are rolling out a new comic series from Arvid Nelson and Zid – Skull Island: The Birth of Kong. The series is being called both a sequel and a prequel to the film and features Monarch operatives returning to the island to learn the truth about Kong. The series is set to grow the MonsterVerse.
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. The first issue will be available in print and on Comixology on April 12, 2017. 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.
Here we have the cover for the first issue and a trailer that Legendary has put together.