Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Kong: Gods of Skull Island, Dark Crystal

Watch: Writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson previews Kong: Gods of Skull Island, Dark Crystal

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Jul 23, 2017

We're heading back to Skull Island this fall, thanks to BOOM! Studios and writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson. The one-shot Kong: Gods of Skull Island will hit shelves in October of this year, and it will be taking us back to the great ape's past.

At San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Johnson sat down with SYFY WIRE, and told us that his new book, with art by Chad Lewis, will explore the mysteries of what came before the Kong we know and love.

"This book is about religion," Johnson said. "It's about Kong the living god and the natives who worship him."

Johnson also talked about his involvement on the new 12-issue series Power of the Dark Crystal, which he is co-writing with Simon Spurrier beginning with issue #5. To hear everything he had to say, including how honored he feels about contributing to the world of Jim Henson, check out the video below.