As with many films of the time, a comic book version was produced. Charlton Comics used the talents of a pre-Spiderman Steve Ditko to draw it in June of 1960, long before its 1961 American premier:
The comic and the movie both proved popular. This put Charlton in a bind. They wanted to continue with a Konga comic book series but [SPOILER ALERT!] they had killed off the giant ape [END OF SPOILER ALERT!]. What to do? What to do? In the second issue of the comic (August 1961 -- more than a year after the first issue), they introduced a second
Konga continued as a comic book through 1965 with 23 issues. A 24th issue was retitled Giant Monsters then the comic book went the way of the first Konga.