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A large format, illustrated novel that explores the history of "the Kongs" and the culture on Skull Island. In development for 25 years, first off is a 95,000 word novel about the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs, what happened on the island after the arrival of the first humans, and the war between humans and the island's saurian denizens and Kongs. Also a 30,000 word novella about Carl Denham after Kong's death. Plus a lavishly illustrated sketchbook and full color Skull Island art gallery.
This is not to be confused with Kong of Skull Island, which is a new graphic novel related to the film but completely different from this book.
Part 1: EXODUS delves into the hidden history of the Tagatu civilization, the origins of the mighty Kongs and the strange, ancient interactions that enabled their survival in the midst of disastrous events. Facing impossible obstacles, the spectacular exodus of an entire civilization unfolds against a cataclysmic backdrop leading to an unlikely destination: Skull Island. Unless a solution can be found quickly, the unimaginable dangers encountered there threaten to forever wipe them from the face of the earth…
Part 2: THE WALL tells the incredible story of what happened on Skull Island after the arrival there of the first human civilization, their interaction with the prehistoric Kongs, and the war for species survival against the island’s strange saurian denizens. Life there has not stood still, but continued to evolve for tens of millions of years to a point where humans may no longer be dominant. The inevitable, penultimate war for survival between humans, Kongs and super-saurians takes place against the backdrop of the massive undertaking of the building of the iconic Wall: A barrier that will span the millennia to play a major role in the eventual rise and fall of the mythic beast-god of Skull Island, King Kong!
King Kong of Skull Island also contains the 30,000 word Denham Diaries, a retelling of DeVito’s original Skull Island story that reveals the fate of Carl Denham in the wake of King Kong’s death, recounts the epic adventure of how Kong became a King, and determines the fate of the Tagatu people. Along the way many mysteries of Skull Island are uncovered, effectively making the island a character in its own right.
We asked Joe if he had any plans to do this in any other format that this limited edition. Here is his reply:
“The LE Kong of Skull Island book will be the only place that package will ever be sold. The Limited Edition run for Kong is not set in stone yet, but most likely it will be no more than 500 (600 tops) copies. If it does appear in Hardcover or Softcover form [later on down the line], it will be an altered version, most likely in a smaller size with no slipcase.
- Additional Information
Item Code KIKOHS Publisher Joe DeVito Publish Date 2017 Coming Date Dec Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Color Full Color
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