It’s Kong vs. Kong as they tear through Skull Island, fighting to the death.
Valla, the Kong the audience followed in the previous issue, fights against a scarred Kong who seemed to be abusing a baby Kong. There’s a lot of hostility in the air tonight, and it doesn’t feel like its going to be resolved with a hug and a cop of coffee.
Writer James Asmus works to hammer in some of the details which were mentioned in the previous issue but may have not received as much attention. Several villagers are now cursing the very existence of the Kongs and will even attempt to hunt them down. There is a lot of great dialogue over the battle as the hunters show their hatred towards Valla. Looks like she won’t be invited over for Sunday brunch anytime soon.
Carlos Magno and Jeremy Lawson discover some new ways to remind everyone of the brutality which can take place on Skull Island. The pair are finding methods to shake things yet not simply repeat what the same formula in a constant “monsters eat people” way which could become repetitious. Because if there is anything fans should never get sick of, it’s monsters eating humans.
This is another fantastic issue and it helps to show how the island is changing for the inhabitants. The real question is where will the series go from here? The villagers are stranded on Skull Island and forsaken the use of Kong. Where can the story really go now? Of course, this is the same question which was asked two months ago and what resulted was two very entertaining issues. The team keeps making the audience want to come back for more because of the intrigue in to where the story will actually go next.