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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

MARVEL COMICS' KING IN BLACK FOR DECEMBER

Marvel Comics has released details and images from its King in Black books for December.

Here's how Marvel describes the 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 villain poses a threat unlike any the Marvel Universe has ever seen.

The latest chapter in writer Donny Cates and artist Ryan Stegman's radical reshaping of the Venom mythos, King in Black is an event years in the making that will change everything you thought you knew about symbiotes.

"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," Cates said. "I still can't believe that Marvel is letting us go as dark and scary as we're going."

Following are December's King in Black titles.

KING IN BLACK #1

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 army of hundreds of thousands of symbiote dragons at his command, the King in Black is a force unlike any Earth's heroes have ever faced. Eddie Brock, A.K.A. Venom has seen firsthand the chaos that even one of Knull's symbiotic monsters can wreak – 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 definitive chapter in their two-year-long Venom saga that changed everything you thought you knew about symbiotes!

KING IN BLACK #2

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

King in Black arrives!

What happens to Eddie Brock when he finally 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 lucky? Knull's attack on Earth interrupts the Black Cat's latest heist, and if you know Felicia, you know that's a problem. So the Cat and her crew aim to steal something of greatest value 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!

KING IN BLACK: IRON MAN/DOCTOR DOOM #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER CANTWELL

Art and Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Iron Man has risked 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 holiday season -- albeit one now twisted and controlled by the recent invasion of Earth by the symbiote homeworld. As Iron Man and Doom fight as temporary allies, their unexpected encounter both with each other and a horrifying inversion of yuletide joy may ultimately reveal to them the true meaning of Knull-mas.

KING IN BLACK: IMMORTAL HULK #1

Written by AL EWING

Art and Cover by AARON KUDER

A present for the Hulk! 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 let 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 way 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 story of the birth of Atlantis's greatest villains. The players: Namor, Lady Dorma of Atlantis, the outsider Attuma -- all still in their teen years -- and The Swift Riders, the Atlantean Empire's greatest heroes. It begins with alliances and possibility, as Attuma's people may join the Empire...but what lies ahead is tragedy, betrayal, and the unleashing of dangerous, deadly magics. A deep dive into Marvel history...and the birth of a threat that will only grow in menace across time.

KING IN BLACK: NAMOR #2

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 mission, see them in action and learn from them. But the mission involves Russian alchemists in 1930s Murmansk, a dangerous mystic relic, and a catastrophe that brings to life the most menacing threat that Atlantis has ever faced! Now all of undersea civilization is imperiled, and only three youngsters 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 cover of the Knull invasion, Spider-Woman is stealing elements of a cure to her condition...or is she?







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