Kong: King Of Skull Island

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Dark Horse Comics, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 160 pages
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In 1933, American showman Carl Denham returned from a mysterious, hidden island with a priceless treasure. A treasure not gold or jewels, but the island's barbaric god, a monstrous anthropoid called "Kong." The savage giant escaped and wreaked havoc among the man-made canyons of Manhattan, but within hours of the giant ape's death his body - and Carl Denham - disappeared. Twenty-five years later, the son of Carl Denham makes a shocking discovery that leads him back to the site of his father's greatest adventure and to the answers that will unlock the century's greatest mystery and history's greatest miracle. Authorized by the Cooper Estate and based on the original novel that inspired the all-time classic film. This new novel acts as both prequel and sequel to the classic fantasy tale, King Kong. Acclaimed fantasy artist Joe DeVito and top fantasy and science-fiction writer Brad Strickland join forces to make for an interactive visual-narrative storytelling experience unlike any other.

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User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

It starts out really strong, and because I have a deep sentimental attachment to King Kong, it was really fun to revisit that world and see the mythology of Skull Island fleshed out and deepened. But ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

Downloaded this on a whim but I found it very dull and quickly gave up. Read full review

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Joe devito: Kong: King of Skull Island
Kong: King of Skull Island, not only tells of Carl Denham's son's search for his father, but also explains how Kong achieved his deific status on the island ...
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Superpouvoir.com - Forum Comics & BD - KONG : KING OF SKULL ISLAND ...
En 2004, Dark Horse Comics avait publié Kong: King of Skull Island, un roman de 160 pages imaginé et illustré par Joe devito. L'histoire, écrite par Brad ...
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Kong: King of Skull Island HC. Writer: Joe devito, Brad Strickland with John Michlig Artist: Joe devito Genre: Fiction, Classic, Action/Adventure ...
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Kong: King of Skull Island by Joe devito
Kong: King of Skull Island is a handsome coffee table tome that's a direct follow-up to the 1933 movie; more to the point, it's a direct follow-up to the ...
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The Thunder Child: Review of The Island of the Skull
Kong: King of Skull Island (2004), by Joe devito and Brad Strickland, focuses on the backstory of the civilization on Skull Island, and is not affiliated ...
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The Latest News From Joe devito
Joe will be signing the new 'KONG: King of Skull Island' comic from Markosia with Chuck Satterlee, Dan O'Conner, Kris Johnson, Sal Cipriano and Tommy ...
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Kong is King.net | Kong Files with John Michlig
(Ask Brad Strickland, as he was able to do it very well in "Kong: King of Skull Island".) ... Illustration by Joe devito, from "Kong: King of Skull Island ...
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King Kong is Back! - Associated Content
For another prequel (and sequel), check out the already published Kong, King of Skull Island. (It came out in 2004 in hardback, the paperback version will ...
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Ape and essence - The Boston Globe
Their ''Kong: King of Skull Island" (DH, illustrated, $24.95) begins with a return to Skull Island in 1957 by Denham's son and an aging Driscoll, ...
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About the author (2004)

Brad Strickland has written or cowritten nearly sixty novels and about a hundred shorter works. Strickland also cowritten ten books in several series about Wishbone, Star Trek, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Sabrina, the Teen-Age Witch. Strickland has been a professional writer since his first sale to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1966. His first SF novel, To Stand Beneath the Sun, was published in 1985. Twice Strickland has been named the Georgia Author of the Year for young readers. He is also a Professor of English at Gainesville College.

Joe Devito  is a lifelong Kong fanatic, as well as the co-writer and illustrator of the recently released graphic novel, "Kong: King of Skull Island," He lives in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Co-writer BRAD STRICKLAND is best known for his Young Adult science fiction and fantasy work as well as co-writing "Kong: King of Skull Island," He is a professor of English at Gainesville College and lives in Oakwood, Georgia.

Michlig is a writer and graphic designer.

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