Synopsis: 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!
In 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.
With an awesome cover by Bryan Hitch. The interior artwork by the team of Tommasso Bianchi and colorist James Develin is given much to live up to and thankfully they succeed. While Tomasso Bianchi’s pencil work captures the drama of a shipwrecked U-Boat. Develin’s color work really brings the art to life. I loved the opening page where we see the Captain walking along a seemingly deserted Beach in search of his men. The imagery of the lone Captain juxtaposed with his diary entries do a brilliant job of setting the tone. It’s brilliant foreshadowing to seeing the Captain narrowly escape from a Sea Monster. And wow what an impressive Sea Monster.
While we don’t see too much action in this other than the Sea Monster. Writer Alex Cox does a fantastic job of setting the story’s tone and focusing on the fear that is obviously felt by the Captain and his Crew. The visuals throughout our stunning and have a cinematic quality to them. And I look forward to seeing what this creative team does with this story as it moves forward.