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Comic Series ‘Kong on the Planet of the Apes’ Mashes Two Massive Franchises

In the world of comics, anything is possible.

We’ll never see Freddy, Jason and Ash clash on the big screen nor will we likely ever see Jason do battle with Leatherface. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years, it’s that franchise mash-ups are not only possible in the world of comics, they’re also probable.

(And yes, there was totally a Jason vs. Leatherface mini-series.)

On that note, Boom! Studios has just announced that the Planet of the Apes and King Kong worlds will collide for the first time ever in Kong on the Planet of the Apes, an upcoming six-issue series from writer Ryan Ferrier and artist 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! Now they must travel to Skull Island to discover the truth, but they may not survive the deadliest journey of their lives!

There’s such a deep mythology to both properties, especially if you consider all of the amazing Kong and Apes comics that have come out in recent years,” said Ferrier. “With this series, we’ve found a coherent, meaningful way of having these two worlds and their legacies fold into each other. The implications of the Ape civilization discovering the Kong world are huge, and that’s certainly on the forefront of the series.”

Look for the comic series to launch in November.



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COMMENTS

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  • Brando

    I can appreciate the efforts of companies like Boom! Studios and IDW, but can’t seem to actually like any of their stuff.

    • Grimphantom

      Probably it’s the art, i mean have you seen the comic of The Fly? Seriously we get a freaking Fly comic but screwed it up with strange writing and bad art.

      • Brando

        Definitely an odd choice on that one!

  • Darkknight2149

    On that note, there was also a Jason vs. Jason X comic book… I’m not even joking, though it should have been called “Jason vs. Uber-Jason” because “X” means “10” (it’s not the name of the character).

    To tell you the truth, Jason vs. Leatherface was surprisingly mediocre. It really didn’t have much of the thrills that you would expect from a comic of that title, the added backstory they gave Jason was a cliched child abuse story, and the Jason from the movies would have just slaughtered the Sawyer family without even thinking (instead of them being murder friends and adopting Jason).

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