Kong: King of Skull Island

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Dark Horse Comics, Oct 5, 2005 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 176 pages
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The story begins in 1957, twenty five years after King Kong's fall from atop New York City's Empire State Building. Following Kong's death, both Carl Denham and the body of Kong quickly vanished before any investigation could be launched, leaving rumor and speculation in their wake. Carl's son, Vincent, was left behind. He is now a paleontologist facing a spiritual dilemma, which has its seeds in the disappearance of his father. Upon a chance finding of the hidden Skull Island map, Vincent contacts Jack Driscoll, one of Kong's original captors. They piece together a plan and go to Skull Island in search of Carl Denham, King Kong, and answers to questions spanning a quarter century. During a disastrous landing attempt, Vincent is almost killed and Driscoll sets out to find his stricken friend. Upon waking in a dark cavern, Vincent finds himself being cared for by an enigmatic island elder and her young, exotically beautiful but ominous assistant, Kara. The ancient woman, who asks to be called 'Storyteller', seems to possess extraordinary knowledge about Vincent and his father. She relates a story from a century earlier that Vincent half-hears and half-dreams through the haze of narcotic herbs kept burning to aid his recovery. Her tale hints at the true origin of the island's culture and the mystery behind questions such as - Who built the Wall and how? If the Wall was built to keep Kong out, why are its doors big enough to let him in? How could such an island and its monstrous creatures still exist? The answers to those questions and more are all revealed.

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

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Section 2
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Section 3
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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.

Richard Rickitt is the cofounder of Clockwork Digital, a company that creates animation and special effects for film and television. A leading authority on the history and technology of special effects, he is an award-winning author and a popular speaker. He lives in London. Ray Harryhausen is the greatest animator in movie history and a pioneer in stop-motion animation.

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