Kong: King of Skull Island

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DH Press, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 164 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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Review: Kong: King of Skull Island

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  - Jesse VanDeWalker - Goodreads

It's most likely the insufferable Kaiju fan in me, but I love this book. So much so that I looked for it's influence on the Peter Jackson remake. Just great stuff for Kong fans here. Read full review

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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