Exclusive: Kong's story continues in preview from Skull Island comic

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Apr 12, 2017, 11:40 AM EDT

The monster movie Kong: Skull Island brought King Kong back in a big way (no pun intended), and now we have an exclusive preview from his comic book follow-up.

Dubbed Skull Island: Birth of Kong, the four-part comic series serves as both a sequel and a prequel, revealing new monsters and the history of Skull Island. It’s written by Arvid Nelson (Rex Mundi), and the first issue drops today. As Legendary looks to expand its monster-verse by connecting 2014’s Godzilla and this year's Skull Island, this could definitely serve to flesh out that world while we wait for the next film.

Here’s an excerpt from the synopsis:

The story tells of a secret team of Monarch operatives returning to Skull Island to discover the truth behind Kong and the island he was born to protect. In doing so, they unlock an ancient history of monster conflict, witness the primal war between Kong and an otherworldly ecosystem of deadly new creatures, and finally reveal how this lonely god became the last of his kind. Featuring new monsters and previously unseen Skull Island locations, the book gives fans a chance to see how Kong has evolved since the events of the film.

Check out some exclusive preview pages, as well as a video trailer for the series, below: