In Review: Kong: The Great War #5

Our heroes finally reach the safety of high ground as they scale the deadly island’s skull-shaped mountain. Safe from Kong (for the moment!), they can see human civilization in the distance.
Kong

Synopsis: In this issue of Kong, our heroes finally reach the safety of high ground as they scale the deadly island’s skull-shaped mountain. Safe from Kong (for the moment!), they can see human civilization in the distance. But will the cave in which they have taken refuge prove to be a sanctuary — or a mortuary?!?

 

The Story

Having lost a majority of his crew in the previous books. The Captain has gotten to a point where he feels a certain degree of regret that his U Bout didn’t sink to the bottom of the sea with all hands. As the group makes their way to the cave at the top of Skull Mountain they come across more challenges in the form of some giant maggots that eat two more of the captain’s crew. By the time they find salvation in the cave. Only the Captain and two men remain and Kong isn’t too far behind.

 

The Artwork

Tommasso Bianchi continues to do a great job with the art. I loved the panels where we see the Captain and his group get attacked by a group of giant maggots. But the best is saved for the last few pages as we see Kong scaling the side of Skull Mountain to catch up with his prey.

 

 

Overall

Alex Cox story continues to thrill as he throws every monster that Skull Island has to offer at the Captain and his crew. As with previous issues, I continue to love the third-person nature of reading all of this from the Captain’s diary entries. Add to this the fact that Cox seems to have the gift of being able to draw out the tension of pretty much every monster attack that happens in this book. 

Overall, with only the Captain and one other survivor left. I look forward to seeing what happens in issue six.

9.7
Kong: The Great War #5
  • Covers
    9.2
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    10
  • Lettering
    9.4
  • Colours
    10

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