This year we got a double-dose of ape-action thanks to Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island back in March and just this past month’s War For The Planet Of The Apes, from director Matt Reeves. Both franchises have enjoyed a long and prosperous streak of success they have never crossed over into any medium until now. Fans of both franchises can dig into the recently announced original Planet Of The Apes and King Kong crossover comic miniseries from BOOM! Studios.
Kong On The Planet Of The Apes takes place after the events of the first Planet Of The Apes movie from 1968. Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone. Much to their surprise, they’re greeted by none other than Kong. From there, they travel to Skull Island to discover the truth, but will they survive the journey? Considering this is an out of continuity crossover, it’s probably safe to bet some classic characters are going to see their doom.
This six-issue miniseries will be written by Ryan Ferrier (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and drawn by Carlos Magno (Kong Of Skull Island). The series will feature covers by Magno, Mike Huddleston (The Coffin) and movie poster veteran Hans Woody.
Ferrier said in an official statement about the project that:
“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…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 civilization discovering the Kong world are huge, and that’s certainly on the forefront of the series.”
Check out the cover art for the first issue of Kong On The Planet Of The Apes below:
Just earlier this year Kong made another comic appearance in BOOM!’s 12-issue series Kong Of Skull Island, written by James Asmus of All-New Inhumans and drawn by Magno. Other Kong comics have been based on Joe DeVito’s Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong film from 1933.
While the Planet Of The Apes franchise has crossed over many times with the likes of Tarzan, Star Trek, and Green Lantern. King Kong feels like a perfect fit for these two simian properties. You can pick up Kong On The Planet Of The Apes‘ first issue digitally or on comic books shelves this November.
For those who cant’ wait for more crossover spectacle, look for Kong to battle it out with Godzilla when Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters on May 22, 2020.
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