Synopsis: In issue 3 of Kong: The Great War. PREHISTORIC NIGHTMARES THAT ARE ALL TOO REAL! Flying thunder lizards! The King of Tyrannosaurs! Man-eating giant insects! The sailors of U-184 are trapped in a world beyond all reason, and the ape-god that rules this island hellscape stands on the horizon, waiting and watching as hot death pursues the doomed mariners across his kingdom.
The U-boat captain and his crew continue their perilous journey through Skull Island and find themselves confronted by even more terrors. Having settled in a clearing in the last issue. The men are given a rude awakening as they get chased by a Tyrannosaur who is looking for a happy meal. It takes out five men before the Captain and his crew are able to push it off of the edge of a cliff. Hoping that they have found some respite. It isn’t long before they are attacked by a flock of Pterodactylus who make human kebabs out of more of the Captain’s men.
Eventually, it comes time to bed down for the night. The island that the Captain finds himself on is hell. But the King of the island is waiting in the wings to create more hell.
Tommasso Bianchi and colorist James Develin continue to do great work on this book. We get treated to some gruesome imagery of men being eaten by a Tyrannosaur and being skewered by Pterodactylus. Aside from the gruesome bits. We get treated to some really gorgeous location work. Just before we get to the bit with the Pterodactyls we see a brilliant image of the sailors trying to get across a narrow bridge, which isn’t a man-made one, but a natural clearing. The way in which the art team makes this image look foggy is nicely done and really adds to the tension of what is playing out on the page.
Overall. The art in this series has been fantastic thus far, which makes it a pleasure to flick through.
A great third issue that continues the story and gives us some of the most gruesome deaths we have seen to date. It will be interesting to see how the Captain and his crew cope with Kong, who is watching them very closely.