King Kong: The Great War #1
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King Kong: The Great War #1

Writer: Alex Cox Artist: Tommaso Bianchi Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 10, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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The World at War! While men of all nations fight on foreign shores, an Imperial German U-Boat is lost at sea!  The crew now faces terror beyond imagination! Monsters from creation's dawn! Gruesome, blood-stained death from above and below! Impossible beasts, reigning by fear and violence in the South Pacific! And looming over all, the gargantuan ape-god that knows no master!  These brave men have faced death before, but now they must contend with...Kong!

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 14, 2023

    The StoryIn 1917 a German U – Boat Captain and his crew washes up on the shore of an uncharted island in the Pacific Ocean. As the Captain awakes he reconnects with his crew and learns that there doesn't seem to be a way out from the island. In order to try and keep his soldiers safe. The Captain orders that they take the high ground in order to hopefully get away from whatever it was that shipwrecked them. Little do they know of the terrors that await them as the legendary Ape-God King Kong awaits them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez May 10, 2023

    KING KONG: THE GREAT WAR #1 begins a new excursion to Skull Island with a new set of outsiders who find themselves shipwrecked during the height of the Great War. The monster designs, especially Kong, look great, and Cox nails the atmosphere of disorientation and desperation. However, this issue feels like more of what we've seen before, so it's up to issue #2 to hook readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Luke Anthony May 17, 2023

    Overall it's hard to get too excited about a story that's been so well explored in the past, but 'Kong: the Great War' is put together well enough to make it a solid choice if you're looking for an easy but satisfying read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely May 10, 2023

    It's tough to sell the first issue of a series about King Kong where the titular primate doesn't show up until the final page, but the story leading up to his arrival is more compelling than most other Kong tales. Read Full Review

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