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Marvel Comics First Look: King In Black #1

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KING IN BLACK
Release Date
December 2020
Written By
Donny Cates
Art By
Ryan Stegman
Cover Art By
N/A

Plot Synopsis: Knull is coming, and when he arrives, everyone from the Avengers to the X-Men will learn just how unprepared they are to face off against the God of the Symbiotes. Everything in Cates and Stegman’s landmark run on VENOM has led up to this monumental story, and readers will finally witness Eddie Brock’s climactic standoff with one of Marvel’s most terrifying villains.

My Take: The expansion of the symbiote mythos when it comes to Venom, and all of the symbiote in the Marvel Universe has been an exciting and intriguing ride. While I feel there were some elements of the symbiote origins that are stellar dating back to the God Butcher arc in Thor, there were others that we just plain weird and, at times, out of place. The introduction of Knull and the power that he wields has genuinely given the Marvel Universe a new character capable of mass damage on par with Thanos, Galactus, and others. Cates and Stegman have truly evolved Venom and his “family” beyond just being evil or anti-hero versions of Spider-Man.

Knull has the makings of a villain that we will see often and with his ties to Venom, Carnage, and the other symbiotes fans will have no shortage of stories they will be able to enjoy for years to come

“As far as event books go, this is the coolest, darkest, most heavy metal, Cthulhu dark horror thing I’ve ever been able to do,”

“I still can’t believe that Marvel is letting us go as dark and scary as we’re going.”

Donny Cates

“One of the things I’m most proud of in this series… is the creation of the character Knull,” Stegman says.

“We have some new designs that we’ll be unveiling throughout the series that are really cool and really creepy.”

Ryan Stegman

Just when we thought we had learned everything about the Knull and his ties to the symbiotes of the Marvel universe along come Cates and Stegman to turn everything we've learned upside down. I can't wait to check out King in Black when it drops in December. Until then enjoy a sneak peek at the upcoming cover art.

KING IN BLACK

In addition to the cover art we also got a trailer for you to enjoy.

Show Press Release

THE NEXT SHOCKING CHAPTER IN DONNY CATES AND RYAN STEGMAN’S VENOM SAGA REVEALED

KING IN BLACK CONQUERS THE MARVEL UNIVERSE THIS DECEMBER!

 

New York, NY— July 10, 2020 — This December, the entire Marvel Universe braces itself for KING IN BLACK, the latest installment in writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman’s revolutionary take on the Venom mythos. Knull is coming, and when he arrives, everyone from the Avengers to the X-Men will learn just how unprepared they are to face off against the God of the Symbiotes. Everything in Cates and Stegman’s landmark run on VENOM has led up to this monumental story, and readers will finally witness Eddie Brock’s climactic standoff with one of Marvel’s most terrifying villains.

With each mind-bending twist and turn, the stakes will be raised like never before as KING IN BLACK flips everything you thought you knew about Venom and the world of the symbiotes upside down and inside out. Learn more in a special video announcement from the mastermind creative team, and stay tuned for more news about what to expect when KING IN BLACK lands later this year!

“As far as event books go, this is the coolest, darkest, most heavy metal, Cthulhu dark horror thing I’ve ever been able to do,” promises Cates. “I still can’t believe that Marvel is letting us go as dark and scary as we’re going.”

“One of the things I’m most proud of in this series… is the creation of the character Knull,” Stegman says. “We have some new designs that we’ll be unveiling throughout the series that are really cool and really creepy.”

Ready or not, don’t miss KING IN BLACK #1 when it hits stands this December!

Will you be checking out King in Black #1 in December? Let us know in the comments.

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