Hendersonville, TN, October 10, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Since the creation of ‘King Kong’ 75 years ago there have been several adaptations in print and in movies. Some have been admirable and some downright cheesy.
But now a new mini-series based on Joe DeVito’s Kong: King Of Skull Island is being published by AAM/Markosia. This mini-series is the only one endorsed by the estate of the creator of Kong, Merian C. Cooper, and coincides with the 75th anniversary of the original King Kong movie of 1933.
The premier sponsor of the series is Comic Collector Live which will feature its company logo on the front cover of every issue in the Kong series. CEO and creator of CCL, Joe Butler, explains why he jumped on the opportunity to back the mini-series. “When I first heard of the concept and knew that Joe DeVito was involved, I went ‘ape’. We at Comic Collector Live all felt it would be a wonderful investment in what should be an instant classic, and we were aware that Markosia has a great reputation for doing quality ventures,” says Butler.
"Kong: King Of Skull Island" is a five issue mini series that includes a special added issue (#0) and is a prequel/sequel to the original Merian C. Cooper story. The series tells the story of how Kong became King of Skull Island and relates many of the island’s mysteries and the creatures that inhabit the ominous place. The story covers details of an ancient people who built the Wall along with the purpose of its giant doors. The span of the story is remarkable in that it begins some 25 year’s after Kong’s death at the base of the Empire State building in New York, to over 100 years before the Cooper story. The series is based on the book of the same name created and illustrated by Joe DeVito.
Master artist Tommy Castillo is doing the cover art for issues #1 through #5. He’s best known for his work on Detective Comics, Batman, and Legends of The Dark Knight. CCL’s Butler met Castillo recently at a convention in Florida and was given a magnificent signed print of the #1 cover of KONG. “Tommy was a joy to talk to,” says Butler. “His art is amazing and we are proud to have the Comic Collector Live logo gracing the covers of the mini-series especially with Tommy’s rendering of the legendary King Kong.”
The 75th Anniversary celebration for KONG will come on December 5th in New York City at a signing event is scheduled at Jim Hanley’s Universe directly across the street from the Empire State Building where the great ape met his demise.
If you ever wondered what happened to Kong's body after the fall from atop the Empire State building and what happened to Carl Denham and the answers to many other questions, you’ll have to be sure to snatch up all six issues that are sure to become collector classics.