Kong: Gods of Skull Island
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson
Artist: Chad Lewis
Main Cover: Jeremy Wilson
Variant Cover: Tyler Jenkins
Format: 48 pages, full color
On sale: October 4, 2017
• In this stand-alone Kong story, the year is 1912, and a wealthy humanitarian has traveled to Skull Island with the purpose of civilizing the native Tagatu living there. Although the Tagatu accept his gifts and allow his team to live among hem, they're devoted to their god... and the team soon discovers that Kong is very, very real.
• "Somehow, the Tagatu survived for generations at the bottom of the food chain in the harshest, deadliest environment on Earth, and they worshipped Kong as a living god. I always wanted to see more of that tribe's culture in the films—specifically the 'Church of Kong' and their relationship with Kong himself—but that wasn't the story they were telling. Now, it's the story we're telling." – Phillip Kennedy Johnson
• BOOM! Studios’ Kong comics are based on Joe DeVito’s Skull Island and Merian C. Cooper’s King Kong. The publisher recently completed a 12-issue series, Kong of Skull Island, set thousands of years in the past, written by James Asmus (All-New Inhumans) and illustrated by Carlos Magno (Lantern City).
Famous Monsters and American Gothic Press are once again descending upon San Diego Comic-Con, bearing shirts and comics and more exclusives than you can shake a flaming torch at (though Frankenstein might disagree). Booth 1314.
Friday, 7/22, 5:30 PM
FAMOUS MONSTERS: STAKE OF THE UNION 2016
The world's first monster magazine returns to San Diego Comic-Con with more monsters than ever! Famous Monsters of Filmland publishers Philip Kim and Dominie Lee, executive editor David Weiner, and American Gothic Press editor-in-chief Holly Interlandi discuss the future of the magazine, the comics, the covers, digital subscriptions, and their new and exciting collaboration with History and A&E Network to bring you Alien Con, the first event to celebrate the hit TV series Ancient Aliens and science fact and fiction. On hand to discuss new comic book titles will be THIN creator Jon Clark and KILLBOX creator Tom Riordan. There will also be a sneak peek at the Forry Ackerman anthology tribute Tales from the Acker-mansion.
SATURDAY, 7/23, 10:30 AM
FORREST J ACKERMAN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Collector. Cosplayer. Fan. Friend. The legendary Forry Ackerman, editor of the iconic Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, is celebrated in his 100th birthday year by FM Publisher Philip Kim, Forry caretaker Joe Moe, and high-profile guests including FIGHT CLUB screenwriter Jim Uhls, FREAKS AND GEEKS star Steve Bannos, Journey rocker Robert Fleischman, Bif Bang Pow! co-founder Jason Lenzi, Warner Archives' Matthew Patterson, and FM cover artist/THE SIMPSONS animation legend Paul Wee, all with nostalgic tales and humorous anecdotes. Contributors and close friends will be present to discuss their experience growing up as a Monster Kid. Moderated by FM executive editor David Weiner.
AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS
The following AGP staff and creators will be stopping by the FM booth for signings and interviews.
Philip Kim – Publisher, American Gothic Press
Holly Interlandi – Editor-in-Chief, American Gothic Press; Writer, IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE
Jorge Marrero – Associate Editor, American Gothic Press
Tom Riordan – Writer/Creator, KILLBOX
Nathan Gooden – Artist, KILLBOX
Jon Clark – Writer/Creator/Artist, THIN
Patrick McEvoy – Artist, IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE
Check the Famous Monsters booth for specific signing times.
ABOUT FAMOUS MONSTERS® (www.famousmonsters.com)
Famous Monsters of Filmland (est. 1958) is the world’s longest running entertainment fan magazine. Credited as the original authority in what we know as geek/nerd culture today, Famous Monsters influenced an entire generation of monster fans who grew up to become some of Hollywood’s most recognized names: Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, Rick Baker, and so many more. Today, the magazine enjoys worldwide distribution, and has expanded beyond the pages to include licensed products, comic books, designer apparel, an e-commerce division, and a special events and conventions arm.
ABOUT AMERICAN GOTHIC PRESS® (www.americangothicpress.com)
American Gothic Press, established in 2015, is a publishing imprint of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine consisting of comic books in the Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Famous Monsters of Filmland is the longest running entertainment fan magazine in the US, having been established in 1958 by Forrest J Ackerman and publisher James Warren. Ackerman also co-created one of the most enduring comic book heroes of all time—the seductive Vampirella. American Gothic Press marks FM’s journey back to the creation of original characters. Following a stunningly successful first year with GUNSUITS, BROKEN MOON, KILLBOX, MONSTER WORLD, and IRWIN ALLEN’S LOST IN SPACE, the imprint plans to keep the spirit of imaginative storytelling alive and well beyond the pages that an entertainment magazine can provide. We hope the monster kids will join us.
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