You have watched Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Legendary Pictures, 2019) and you know the sequel, Godzilla vs. Kong, will hit the theaters next May. But prior to GvK, there is actually a prequel.
Not a movie though. The prequel is presented as two graphic novels, namely, GvK Kingdom Kong (ISBN-13: 978-1681160801, Legendary Comics) and GvK Godzilla Dominion (ISBN-13: 978-1681160788, Legendary Comics).
The former is a sequel to the graphic novel Skull Island: Birth of Kong (ISBN 13: 978-1681160351, Legendary Comics) while the latter picks up where the Godzilla: King of the Monsters left off.
As one might have guessed, both books will eventually lead to how the two Titans meet and clash.
Details from the horse’s mouth:
GvK Kingdom Kong
“A sequel to the graphic novel Skull Island: Birth of Kong and a prelude to the film Godzilla vs. Kong, the upcoming Kong prequel graphic novel, will follow a group of highly skilled military pilots gathered together on Skull Island to see who has ‘the right stuff’ to take on a dangerous mission into the hollow earth. One of the pilots, Audrey, is haunted by the memories of a monstrous clash with one of Godzilla’s titanic rivals that left deep scars. When Skull Island is attacked by Camazotz, a bat-like Titan, Audrey must to come to terms with her inner demons, and finding his home newly threatened, Kong must rise to face this usurper that would plunge the world into perpetual night.”
GvK Godzilla Dominion
“A unique story that picks up after the events of the film Godzilla: King of the Monsters, where the Titans have risen and the reign of Godzilla has begun. As told entirely from Godzilla’s point of view, the graphic novel brings new insights into the King of Monsters: his habitats, ancient rivalries, challenges, and encounters with new Titans. As his new era of dominance is tested, a coming confrontation with another King looms.”
It goes without saying that both graphic novels are a must-read for serious fans and anyone who wants the complete picture of the (Hollywood’s) Godzilla universe.
The Godzilla vs. Kong Prequel Graphic Novels will drop on March 30, 2021. If you are interested, you can pre-order both the GvK Kingdom Kong and the GvK Godzilla Dominion on Amazon for US$16.99 each.
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Images: Legendary Comics.