birth island

Ansem: While the boy slept his long sleep, I hid the results of my research inside him, transplanting the data to where it might best serve a purpose. In fact, I would like to believe… Maybe he can set things right. A boy like him who touches so many hearts—he could open the right door, and save all those people whose lives I managed to ruin. So many are still waiting for their new beginning, their birth by sleep. Even me… and even you.

Aqua: What’s this boy’s name?

Ansem: His name is…


The MonsterVerse continues in the official comic series.

Hitting shelves on April 12th is the first issue of 4-part series Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, which will serve as both a prequel and sequel to this year’s Kong: Skull Island. Set 20 years after the events of the film, the books reveal the origin of King Kong, introduce new monsters and show how the god-like primate has grown into an even larger and more dangerous beast.

A secret team of Monarch operatives, including Houston Brooks (played by Corey Hawkins in the film) and his son Aaron Brooks, return 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.

The comic series will offer new revelations that point to the future of the MonsterVerse.


Harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) pup

Look what I found at low tide! This newborn harbor seal pup still had his umbilical cord attached, and was moved away from his birth island by his mother almost immediately after he was born. 

After snapping my pics (including, yes, a selfie…), I scooted away to watch for mom from afar. Sure enough, she came up a little while later and nudged the kid back into the water!

SKULL ISLAND: THE BIRTH OF KONG #2 Releases Tomorrow Wednesday!

It has been a really long, long while since the release of the first issue, but tomorrow the wait for the next issue will be finally over as issue #2 hits stores and online shops!

For those who don’t know or may have forgotten, SKULL ISLAND: THE BIRTH OF KONG is a mini comic series that is official canon to the MonsterVerse, telling the events after KONG SKULL ISLAND, while also setting up things for GODZILLA 2 and a little further ahead. Like shining on how big Kong has gotten since KSI for example.

The comic will also detail a bit more of Kong’s origin and the tragic fate that befall his parents, and his kind at the hands of the Skullcrawlers. So it’s essential to check out this series if you’re interested in seeing how things are being set up for the future films and the added development to Kong’s character . :)

(We mostly expect the comic to setup Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah a bit more than in KSI, and perhaps give small crumbs to their origins to help out GODZILLA 2 in explaining their origins better. Just in case there’s not enough time to explain about them more within the upcoming film)

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It’s not the first time somebody has asked a mortal horse to run in the races, not really.

Tourists with high-content uisce hybrids, jockeys with unusually fast thoroughbreds, stable boys with borrowed horses from Malvern have all made a vie for the Scorpio Races, but in the end, nothing on the island is faster than a capall uisce. Especially, the islanders think, the scrubby little ponies birthed from the poor island grass.

But they forget that the ponies were here before them, were born of Thisby even as the capaill uisce were born of her sea. They’re smaller, less dangerous, less mysterious, but if there is one thing Thisby gave to all of her children, it’s speed.

But they were forgotten, until one little dun mare dared step on that beach, dared run against her cousins from the ocean. She was small, she was unremarkable, but she was entirely of Thisby, and that was enough.

Their roots were forgotten, but Dove remembered.