It’s the most natural crossover idea ever – taking Kong to the Planet of the Apes.
BOOM! Studios, DeVito Artworks, and Twentieth Century Consumer Products Announce Kong on the Planet of the Apes – a six-issue series written by Ryan Ferrier, with art by Carlos Magno.
Following the events of the first Planet of the Apes film (1968), Dr. Zaius and General Ursus lead a small group of soldiers to the Forbidden Zone to destroy any remaining evidence of Taylor’s time among them. To their surprise, they discover… a KONG!
Kong on Planet of the Apes #1 will be in comics shops in November.
BOOM! Studios and DeVito Artworks partner to unleash Kong of Skull Island limited series leading into the highly anticipated Skull Island film.
Premiering in July, Kong of Skull Island takes place well before the arrival of Carl Denham and Jack Driscoll and the rest of the crew of the Wanderer. Two fractured and combative civilizations are forced to band together as they venture onto Skull Island, their new home, which they are soon horrified to realize is home to dinosaurs, giant creatures…and Kongs!
Kong of Skull Island will be written by Jack Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes). Follow the jump for details.
Numbering Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5) among its creators, Lantern City is a new, ongoing series from Archaia and Macrocosm – a steampunk/espionage series that looks at what one might do to save loved ones.
Intriguingly, Lantern city is part of ‘a larger transmedia Universe’ in which an illustrated novel, Rise, has already been published and a television series is currently in ‘active development.’
Lantern City is about the travails of Sander Jorve, a lower class worker, who is persuaded by his brother-in-law Kendal to infiltrate the ranks of The Guard – setting him on a path that threaten the status quo of the class system and his own beliefs.
Lantern City #1 will be in comics shops on May 13th. Follow the jump for details.
Boom! Studios is debuting a new RoboCop comic that will pick up where the original movie left off – ignoring the sequel works and featuring the original partnership of Officers Alex ‘RoboCop’ Murphy and Anne Lewis. They will face off against a charismatic criminal name Killian, who was behind bars when RoboCop was created, and upon his release sets out to take out Old Detroit’s toughest cop.
The new series is written by Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and drawn by Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Deathmatch) and will be in comics shops on July 2nd. Follow the jump for series description, ordering info and more.