Teased since last July, the much-anticipated King in Black event series that craters Knull, the so-called’ deity of symbiotes, ’ against the entire Marvel Universe arrives in December from novelist Donny Cates and creator Ryan Stegman. It’s a storyline continuing Cates’ Venom saga that began with the relaunch of the Venom book, and continued into the Absolute Carnage miniseries.
Who will be left standing when the dirt rectifies? Check out the official Marvel press release below and some of the tie-in comics for this big winter event.
The long-dreaded arrival of Knull, god of the symbiotes, is almost at hand. Backed by a massive army of symbiotic monsters, the terrifying new rogue poses a threat unlike any the Marvel Universe has ever seen. The recent period in columnist Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman’s progressive reshaping of the Venom mythos, KING IN BLACK is an event times in the making that will change everything you thought you knew about symbiotes.
Eddie Brock has already seen the chaos that Knull will bring firsthand in the pages of VENOM, but he won’t be facing him alone. Knull’s unrelenting darkness will enshroud every corner of the Marvel Universe in numerous claims debuting this December! This past week ascertained edicts about brand-new entitlements and tie-ins showcasing how Knull’s unrelenting darkness will enshroud every corner of the Marvel Universe! Bruce Banner will have to fight through a planet of symbiotes in KING IN BLACK: IMMORTAL HULK# 1 by columnist Al Ewing and craftsman Aaron Kuder; novelist Christopher Cantrell and master Salvador Larroca will celebrate Knull-mas with a changed yuletide fable of unlikely allies in KING IN BLACK: IRON MAN/ DOCTOR DOOM# 1; and Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey, and Jonas Scharf’s KING IN BLACK: NAMOR# 1 offers a depth dive into Marvel history to learn about Knull’s chilling connection to Atlantis. KING IN BLACK will too tie-in to ongoing deeds such as SPIDER-WOMAN# 7 by Karla Pacheco and Pere Perez and the brand-new BLACK CAT# 1 by Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa. You likewise won’t want to miss Eddie coming face to face with the lord of the abyss for the first time in VENOM #31, written by Donny Cates with artistry by Iban Coello.
” As far as happen books extend, this is the coolest, darkest, most heavy metal music, Cthulhu dark horror thing I’ve ever been able to do, ” Cates promised in a recent video announcement. “I still can’t believe that Marvel is letting us go as dark and spooky as we’re going.”
Check out Ryan Stegman’s cover for KING IN BLACK# 2, and keep an eye out for more proclamations about what this epic affair has in store for the Marvel Universe when it propels this December! For more information, trip marvel.com.
KING IN BLACK# 1( OF 5) Written by DONNY CATES Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
After a campaign across the galaxy, Knull’s death march arrives to Earth and, worse yet, he hasn’t come alone! With an infantry of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his bid, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth’s heroes had already been faced. EDDIE BROCK, A.K.A. VENOM has recognized firsthand the chaos that even one of Knull’s symbiotic beings can unleash- will he survive an encounter with the God of the Abyss himself? From Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, JP Mayer, Frank Martin and VC’s Clayton Cowles comes the definite assembly in their two-year-long VENOM saga that varied everything you thought you knew about symbiotes!
KING IN BLACK# 2( OF 5) Written by DONNY CATES Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
HAIL TO THE KING!
VENOM #31 Written by DONNY CATES Art and Cover by IBAN COELLO
What happens to Eddie Brock when he lastly comes face to face with the lord of the abyss, the KING IN BLACK: KNULL?
BLACK CAT# 1 Written by JED MACKAY Art by C.F. VILLA Cover by PEPE LARRAZ
Feeling luck? Knull’s attack on Earth interrupts the Black Cat’s latest robbery, and if you know Felicia, you know that’s a problem. So the Cat and her crew aim to steal something of greatest importance to both Knull and Earth’s hope of survival. You’ll have to pick up this issue to find out what! This issue guest-stars the X-Men! Captain America! And Doctor Strange! DO NOT MISS IT !!!
KING IN BLACK: IRON MAN/ DOCTOR DOOM# 1 Written by CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL Art and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA
Iron Man has gambled everything to save Eddie Brock, but now he’s left with nothing but guilt. As longtime’ frenemy’ Doctor Doom shows up with both counseling words and ulterior motives, they’lll be forced to battle an all-too-familiar specter of the festivity season–albeit one now changed and controlled by the recent invasion of Earth by the symbiote homeworld. As Iron Man and Doom fight as temporary friends, their unexpected encounter both with each other and a horrifying inversion of yuletide pleasure may ultimately discover to them the true meaning of Knull-mas.
KING IN BLACK: IMMORTAL HULK# 1 Written by AL EWING Art and Cover by AARON KUDER
The Hulk is in a bad place. Half of his alters are dead or missing — including Bruce Banner — and the Leader’s got the rest of him on the ropes. But never tell it be said that Joe Fixit doesn’t know how to have a good time — and he’s out to make sure this is the best holiday the Hulk’s ever had. He just has to fight his nature through a planet of symbiotes first.
KING IN BLACK: NAMOR# 1( OF 5) Written by KURT BUSIEK Art by BEN DEWEY AND JONAS SCHARF Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
Spinning out of the KING IN BLACK epic comes a dark, chilling narration of birth certificates of Atlantis’s greatest rascals. The players: Namor, Lady Dorma of Atlantis, the outsider Attuma — all still in their teen times — and The Swift Riders, the Atlantean Empire’s greatest heroes. It starts with alliances and possible, as Attuma’s parties may assemble the Empire…but what lies ahead is tragedy, betrayal, and the unleashing of dangerous, deadly sorceries. A penetrating dive into Marvel history…and birth certificates of a threat that will only develop in danger across time.
KING IN BLACK: NAMOR# 2( OF 5) Written by KURT BUSIEK Art by BEN DEWEY AND JONAS SCHARF Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
The Young Namor, Attuma and Dorma get to accompany the Swift Riders on a duty, interpret them in action and learn from them. But members of the mission involves Russian alchemists in 1930 s Murmansk, a hazardous mystic relic, and a disaster that brings to life the most menacing threat that Atlantis has ever faced! Now all of undersea civilization is imperiled, and only three kids can save it!
SPIDER-WOMAN# 7 Written by KARLA PACHECO Art by PERE PEREZ Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON
Abandoned by her friends, there’s only one person who comes to Jess’ aid…Octavia Vermis! She’s got a cure for Jessica, and the prescription is: Crime! Under the flood of the Knull invasion, Spider-Woman is stealing a number of aspects of a remedy to her condition…OR IS SHE?
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