As the ultimate monster icon returns to the big screen in the global blockbuster Kong: Skull Island, Legendary Comics expands the MonsterVerse with the official graphic novel prequel to the film. Discover the secrets of Kong’s mythic origins as the cryptozoological adventurers of Monarch return to the birthplace of one our world’s greatest wonders. As a journey of discovery becomes a desperate escape mission, a team of operatives will fight to survive the hidden dangers of the island – and each other.
Now available for the first time as one epic saga, join Monarch’s mission into myth, revealing the untold history of this god-like creature and the battle for survival that made him the last of his kind.
This all-new collected edition includes declassified files from the Monarch datacore, revealing expert zoological analysis of some of Skull Island’s most extraordinary florafauna.
Arvid Nelson was raised by a pack of wild Nintendo cartridges in the wilderness of southern Connecticut. He worked on several films before deciding to focus on graphic novels. Since then he's written over a dozen titles, including two original series - Rex Mundi, set in 1930s Europe where magic is real and the Catholic Church never lost its grip on power, and Zero Killer, an "alternate present" where the United States never dropped Atom bombs on Japan. He's worked for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, to name a few.
Arvid lived in Northampton, Massachusetts with a loving wife, a wonderful son, and a large television. Visit him online at arvidland.com.
Zid was born 2 days after Christmas in 1983, and he is living his childhood dream drawing and painting what he has always been most passionate about: comics. He is a multidisciplinary artist based in Malaysia and was nominated at #8 in 10 Comic Book Creators To Watch in 2013 on Newsarama.com for his maiden project with Robert Napton. His career with Legendary Comics began with Trick ‘r Treat: Monster Mash in late 2015. This work relationship continued with the digital graphic novel prequel to the Netflix movie Spectral: Ghosts of War in 2016, and his biggest responsibility yet, Skull Island: The Birth of Kong in 2017. After a change of terrain with Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger, he returned to Skull Island for Kingdom Kong. In his free time (which is not a lot), you can see him updating his social media accounts with his slice of life comic as a work-from-home dad under the hashtag #DOAWFHD.