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Marvel reveals info on ‘King in Black’ tie-in issues

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of ‘King in Black’ tie-in books.

King in Black, a new Marvel event that will drop this December, grows ever closer. As with any event, that means lots of tie-in issues in other series are on the way, and today Marvel has given some new information on those books.

King in Black will be written by Donny Cates and drawn by Ryan Stegman, and will focus on Knull, a Venom villain of their creation earlier this year. In addition to the obvious candidates like Venom, we have learned today that King in Black will infiltrate Black CatImmortal HulkSpider-Woman and more.

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Get the lowdown on the King in Black event books and tie-ins heading our way:

KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5)

King in Black #1

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Written by DONNY CATES

Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

DARKNESS REIGNS!

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 (OF 5)

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

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Written by DONNY CATES

Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

HAIL TO THE KING!

VENOM #31

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

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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

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

Written by JED MACKAY

Art by C.F. VILLA

Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

THE CAT IN BLACK IS BACK!

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! DO NOT MISS IT!!!

KING IN BLACK:  IRON MAN/DOCTOR DOOM #1

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

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

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

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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)

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

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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 (OF 5)

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

Marvel Comics

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

Darkness reigns this December in a slew of 'King in Black' tie-in books.

Written by KARLA PACHECO

Art by PERE PÉREZ

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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