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Knull’s Darkness Overtakes the X-Men in King in Black #4!

King in Black #4 (Marvel Comics) cover (detail) by Ryan Stegman

 

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Learn more about the exciting new King in Black one-shots coming in February and check out the cover for King in Black #4!

The war against Knull erupts on December 2nd in KING IN BLACK #1, the shocking new chapter in Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman’s game-changing run on Venom. In February, Knull’s influence continues to spread, ensnaring the entire planet in the darkness of his reign. Outgunned and outmanned, the heroes of the Marvel Universe will unite like never before. Will the combined force of Eddie Brock, the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and more be enough to turn the tide of this devastating conflict? Find out in February’s KING IN BLACK #4 as well as newly announced King in Black one-shots and tie-ins coming your way!

Steve Rogers is joined by Winter Soldier and Falcon in a brutal brawl against Knull’s forces in the streets of New York City in writer Danny Lore and artist Mirko Colak’s KING IN BLACK: CAPTAIN AMERICA. Kate Pryde leads the Marauders in a dangerous rescue mission on the high seas in writer Gerry Duggan and artist Luke Ross’ KING IN BLACK: MARAUDERS! Wakanda will need its king more than ever when Knull sets his sights on it in KING IN BLACK: BLACK PANTHER by writer Geoffrey Thorne and artist Germán Peralta. The Fantastic Four and the Unseen (AKA Nick Fury) enter the fray in FANTASTIC FOUR #29 by writer Dan Slott and artist Ze Carlos.

King in Black #4 (Marvel Comics) cover by Ryan Stegman
Cover by Ryan Stegman

“The King in Black is very much an all-hands on deck, end of the world, omega-level threat. It’s going to bring together some allies that will have to put aside some ancient beefs and problems in order to come together,” Donny Cates told Comic Book Resources in a recent interview. “I can’t wait for everybody to read issue #1 and see just how front and center Krakoa is! I have to give enormous props to Jonathan Hickman and the entire team. I also have to give them to Dan Slott, Jason, Aaron, and Gerry Duggan who kind of pulled double duty with his work on the X-Titles and the other books he writes. Also to Chip Zdarsky, and really everyone at Marvel.”

Check out the cover of KING IN BLACK #4 below and find out if the Marvel Universe has what it takes to repel Knull’s unrelenting darkness when the event kicks off next month! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

  • KING IN BLACK #4 (OF 5)
  • Written by DONNY CATES
  • Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN
  • WHAT’S A GOD TO A KING?

King in Black: Captain America #1 (Marvel Comics) cover by Salvador Larroca
Cover by Salvador Larroca
  • KING IN BLACK: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1
  • Written by DANNY LORE
  • Art by MIRKO COLAK
  • Cover by SALVADOR LARROCA

Captain America is in a brutal battle to win the streets of Manhattan back from Knull’s forces, aided by the Winter Soldier and the Falcon…but there’s a darkness inside Steve that he’s struggling to shake. Can his closest friends help him through, or will he succumb to the shadows? Danny Lore (IRONHEART 2020) and Mirko Colak (DEADPOOL, PUNISHER) join forces for a twisted and terrifying story at the heart of the war against Knull!


King in Black: Marauders #1 (Marvel Comics) cover by Russell Dauterman
Cover by Russell Dauterman
  • KING IN BLACK: MARAUDERS #1
  • Written by GERRY DUGGAN 
  • Art by LUKE ROSS 
  • Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
  • THE QUEEN IN RED SAILS!

Red Queen Kate Pryde and her crew of Marauders set sail against the forces of Knull! Captain Kate has pledged to fight for the needy, and a global disaster like this one gives plenty of folks in need.


King in Black: Black Panther #1 (Marvel Comics) cover by Leinil Francis Yu
Cover by Leinil Francis Yu
  • KING IN BLACK: BLACK PANTHER #1
  • Written by GEOFFREY THORNE
  • Art by GERMÁN PERALTA
  • Cover by LEINIL FRANCIS YU
  • SYMBIOTES INVADE THE UNCONQUERABLE COUNTRY OF WAKANDA!

T’Challa’s most treasured allies are lost in a storm of Knull’s making in this wild one-shot! Critically acclaimed writer, actor and producer Geoffrey Thorne explores a Wakanda gone dark — invaded by Knull’s massive symbiote army. Wakanda needs its king. It needs the Black Panther. But once again, the hero must choose between his role as an Avenger, his role as a king…and the yearnings of his heart.


Fantastic Four #29 (Marvel Comics) cover by Mark Brooks
Cover by Mark Brooks
  • FANTASTIC FOUR #29
  • Written by DAN SLOTT
  • Art by ZE CARLOS
  • Cover by MARK BROOKS
  • “BONDING TIME.”

In the middle of the chaos that is KING IN BLACK…a symbiote bonds with a member of Marvel’s First Family!

Also in this issue, the Unseen is putting together a squadron for a secret mission in deep space.


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