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King in Black Descends on the Marvel Universe in December

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.

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 various titles debuting this December! This past week saw announcements about new titles 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 writer Al Ewing and artist Aaron Kuder; writer Christopher Cantrell and artist Salvador Larroca will celebrate Knull-mas with a twisted yuletide tale of unlikely allies in King on Black: Iron Man/Doctor Doom #1; and Kurt Busiek, Ben Dewey, and Jonas Scharf’s King in Black: Namor #1 offers a deep dive into Marvel history to learn about Knull’s chilling connection to Atlantis. King in Black will also tie-in to ongoing titles such as Spider-Woman #7 by Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez and the new Black Cat #1 by Jed MacKay and C.F. Villa. You also 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 art by Iban Coello.


KING IN BLACK #1 (OF 5)

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 #1 (OF 5)

KING IN BLACK #2 (OF 5)

Written by DONNY CATES
Art and Cover by RYAN STEGMAN

HAIL TO THE KING!

KING IN BLACK #2 (OF 5)

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?

VENOM #31

BLACK CAT #1

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!!!

BLACK CAT #1

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: IMMORTAL HULK #1

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 #1 (OF 5)

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 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!

KING IN BLACK: NAMOR #2 (OF 5)

SPIDER-WOMAN #7

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?

SPIDER-WOMAN #7

The Green Goblin Returns in Amazing Spider-Man #850

Spider-Man reaches another milestone this month with Amazing Spider-Man #850, the latest issue in writer Nick Spencer’s captivating run on the title. Joined by an all-star lineup of artists—Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley—this monumental issue will feature the return of Spider-Man’s greatest villain, the Green Goblin! One never knows what to expect when this maniacal mastermind shows up in Peter Parker’s life and their latest showdown, amidst the Sin-Eater’s reign of terror, will be one for the ages!

Now, see what the Green Goblin has in store for Spidey in this action-packed Amazing Spider-Man #850 trailer – featuring never-before-seen artwork of the fateful confrontation!

Those aforementioned back-up tales are by all-star talents like Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Tradd Moore, Saladin Ahmed, and Aaron Kuder! Don’t miss the monumental Amazing Spider-Man #850 hits stands September 30th!

New Batman: The Adventures Continue and Avengers/Thunderbolts are Part of Today’s New Digital Releases

There’s nine new digital comics available today from comiXology. Comics from Marvel, DC, Harlequin, and more are available for you right now. See the full list here or the individual issues below!

Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 1: The Nefaria Protocols

Written by Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Art by Mark Bagley, George Perez
Cover by Mark Bagley
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Collects Avengers (1998) #31-34 & Thunderbolts (1997) #42-44.

Collected here is the inaugural Avengers/T-Bolts crossover! The T-Bolts and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes stand side-by-side against Count Nefaria, master of ionic energy! But before they can confront the Count, they’ll have to deal with their own ion-empowered teammates, Atlas and Wonder Man – both of whom have fallen under Nefaria’s thrall and now act as his henchmen. Featuring the all-time team of KURT BUSIEK & GEORGE PÉREZ!

Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 1: The Nefaria Protocols

Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 2: Best Intentions

Written by Kurt Busiek, Fabian Nicieza
Art by Tom Grummett, Barry Kitson
Cover by Barry Kitson
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Collects Avengers/Thunderbolts (2004) #1-6.

Legendary THUNDERBOLTS scribes Kurt Busiek and Fabian Nicieza return for this mighty Marvel melee! It’s the rematch of the century as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes face off against Marvel’s Most Wanted! Baron Zemo and the original Thunderbolts are back… but have they returned as friends or foes? The Avengers – including former T-Bolts leader, Hawkeye – want to know!

Avengers/Thunderbolts Vol. 2: Best Intentions

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #9

Written by Alan Burnett, Paul Dini
Pencils Ty Templeton
Inks Ty Templeton
Colored by Monica Kubina
Cover by Paolo Rivera
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Batman is hot on the trail of the man who’s been watching him for months, and he can’t believe who it is. Meanwhile, someone launches an assault on the clown prince of crime, the Joker!

Batman: The Adventures Continue (2020-) #9

But I’m A Cat Person #30

Written by Erin Ptah
Art by Erin Ptah
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Stronger, Together
Two ordinary graduates accidentally adopt a magical shapeshifting battle monster. Final chapter: The one where they change the world.

But I'm A Cat Person #30

Dark Temptation

Written by Joanna Mansell
Art by Natsuko Hamaguchi
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Philippa is a belly dancer currently regretting the fact that a few drinks talked her into getting engaged to some guy she just met. Next time they see each other, she’s determined to set the record straight. Instead, someone completely unexpected shows up. The young, sexy intruder is her fiancé’s uncle, James Haverford, Earl of Sherringborne. Desperate to hide the scandal of his nephew getting engaged to some “second-rate dancer,” he tries to take Philippa to his mansion.
Philippa is outraged. “Do you think you can look down on people just because you’re an earl?” She lashes out at him, but the earl’s charms are irresistible.

Dark Temptation

Return Of Her Italian Duke

Written by Rebecca Winters
Art by Karan Dan
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Vincenzo, the heir to an Italian dukedom, falls in love with Gemma, the daughter of one of the castle’s staff. However, his father doesn’t accept their relationship because of their class differences. Their relationship ends when Vincenzo disappears without a goodbye. Ten years later, Gemma has graduated from confectionery school and learns that the castle she grew up in has been bought by a businessman and turned into a hotel. She applies to their wanted ad before she learns that the businessman who owns it is none other than Vincenzo! He wants to rekindle their relationship, but she’s still hurt by his silent disappearance all those years ago…

Return Of Her Italian Duke

Killraven

Written by Alan Davis
Art by Alan Davis
Cover by Alan Davis
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Collects Killraven (2002) #1-6.

In the not-so-distant future, Martians have invaded our world and laid waste to our civilization! Now, only Jonathan Raven – the gladiator known as Killraven – and his band of Freemen stand between Earth and utter annihilation! Dig sci-fi action? Love great visuals? Then grab your tub of popcorn and get ready for this modern classic from the great Alan Davis!

Killraven

Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 1: Heart Of Steel

Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by Ronan Cliquet, James Cordeiro
Cover by Michael Golden
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Collects Marvel Adventures Iron Man #1-4.

Who is Iron Man, the world-renowned symbol of mega-conglomerate Stark International? And what terrible secret from his past forces billionaire inventor Tony Stark to become the Golden Guardian? Find out here!

Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 1: Heart Of Steel

Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 2: Iron Armory

Written by Fred Van Lente
Art by James Cordeiro, Graham Nolan, Rafa Sandoval
Cover by Skottie Young
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Collects Marvel Adventures Iron Man #5-8.

The Armored Avenger blasts through the second arc of his solo title in the critically acclaimed, best-selling Marvel Adventures line! Tony Stark shows off some of the various incarnations of his armor, including the Deep Sea Armor and Space Armor as he fights the Techno-pirates, the Living Laser and more!

Marvel Adventures Iron Man Vol. 2: Iron Armory

Norman Osborn Returns as the Green Goblin in Amazing Spider-Man #850

Spider-Man will have his hands full with the Sin-Eater’s reign of terror in the upcoming “Sins Rising” epic – but things will be getting much, much worse. Spider-Man’s greatest foe, Norman Osborn, returns as the Green Goblin in the over-sized Amazing Spider-Man #850! Writer Nick Spencer and artists Ryan Ottley, Humberto Ramos, and Mark Bagley will be joined by a veritable Hall of Fame of Spider-Creators to chronicle this climactic chapter in the wall crawler’s years-long conflict with the Goblin-masked madman. And as if that wasn’t enough, the issue will also boast a collection of prestige short stories by Tradd Moore, Kurt Busiek, Chris Bachalo, Aaron Kuder, and Saladin Ahmed!

Spidey has faced his share of hardships, but even the worst things that have happened to him are just a prelude to what transpires here. This colossal showdown will come crashing into comic shops this September, and is not to be missed!

Amazing Spider-Man #850

Review: Marvels Snapshots: Sub-Mariner #1

Marvels Snapshots kicks off as the anthology series spotlights major characters from throughout Marvel history. The first stop? 1946 and Namor, the Sub-Mariner!

Curator: Kurt Busiek
Story: Alan Brennert
Art: Jerry Ordway
Color: Espen Grundetjern
Letterer: Travis Lanham

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Review: Marvel #1

When “Marvels” was first pitched by Alex Ross, it was an anthology series. Now, 30 years later, his vision is finally happening.

Story: Alex Ross, Steve Darnall, Frank Espinosa, Sajan Saini, Kurt Busiek
Art: Alex Ross, Frank Espinosa, Steve Rude
Color: Steven Legge
Lettering: Josh Johnson, Clayton Cowles, Steve Rude

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Preview: Marvels Snapshots: Sub-Mariner #1

Marvel’s Snapshots: Sub-Mariner #1

(W) Alan Brennert, Kurt Busiek (A) Jerry Ordway (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 11, 2020
SRP: $4.99

It begins here – a series of specials that show us Marvel’s greatest characters from the Golden Age to today, all through the eyes of ordinary people! Project curator Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Astro City) has brought together an amazing assemblage of talent to bring you a total of eight new and unusual viewpoints on Marvel history and Marvel heroes, two per month for the next four months. To kick it all off, best-selling novelist and Emmy Award-winning TV writer Alan Brennert (L.A. LAW, TWILIGHT ZONE) and superstar artist Jerry Ordway (All-Star Squadron, Crisis on Infinite Earths) to tell a story of Marvel’s debut superstar: Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner. It’s 1946, and the boys are back from World War II. But they haven’t left the battlefields behind, as reporter Betty Dean discovers when she and Namor reunite for an outing at Palisades Park, only to find themselves under attack. Also featuring the All-Winners Squad. A dramatic, unexpected and revealing tour through the Marvel Universe by a cornucopia of amazing creators.

Marvel's Snapshots: Sub-Mariner #1

Preview: Marvel #1 (of 6)

Marvel #1 (of 6)

(W) Alex Ross, More (A) More (A/CA) Alex Ross
Rated T
In Shops: Mar 04, 2020
SRP: $4.99

Thirty years ago, Alex Ross had a vision of a new series showing the Marvel heroes in a way they’d never been seen before. The first realization of that idea became the blockbuster MARVELS – but today Alex finally brings about his original vision: An anthology of stories by unique, exceptional talents, many of whom are doing Marvel characters for the very first time. Over this showcase series you’ll see work by such artists as Adam Hughes, Bill Sienkiewicz, Dan Brereton and more, linked together by an overarching story by Alex and Steve Darnall.

This inaugural issue kicks it all off with superstar artists Frank Espinosa (Rocketo, Looney Tunes) telling an unusual Spider-Man story and Steve Rude (Nexus), teaming up with Kurt Busiek (Marvels, Avengers) for an Avengers story, framed by Alex and Steve Darnall (Uncle Sam, Marvels) presenting a tale of the dread dreamland Nightmare, and his threat to the entire Marvel Universe…and possibly beyond.

A once-in-a-lifetime assemblage of talent – you won’t want to miss a single page!

Marvel #1 (of 6)

Marvel Snapshots Continues in May with a New Team and New Adventures

Starting next month and continuing through June, Marvels Snapshots will be a bi-monthly series consisting of eight standalone issues offering unusual viewpoints on some of your favorite Marvel heroes. Curated by industry legend Kurt Busiek with iconic painted covers by Alex Ross, this milestone series will feature new creative teams for each giant-sized story handpicked by Busiek himself! In May 2020, this unforgettable tour through Marvel history will showcase tales focusing on the Avengers and Spider-Man.

First up will be an Avengers story like none other by superstar writer Barbara Randall Kesel and acclaimed artist Staz Johnson. Set during the influential David Michelinie, John Byrne, and George Perez era of Avengers, Marvels Snapshots: Avengers will depict a romance that could only happen in the Marvel Universe when a rookie cop and new-to-the-city emergency medical technician meet amidst a devastating battle between Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and a giant, rampaging robot!

Marvels Snapshots: Avengers

Following that will be Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man written and drawn by industry great, Howard Chaykin! This action-packed story will be told through the eyes of a lowlife criminal just trying to make a living in the super hero infested streets of New York City. See firsthand how hard life as a henchman can be when someone like Spider-Man lurks around every corner!

Marvels Snapshots: Spider-Man

Month after month, prepare to be delighted by these marvelous tales told by a diverse group of creators from across the comic book industry. Don’t miss a single issue when Marvels Snapshots kicks off next month!

Kurt Busiek, Yildiray Cinar, and Alex Ross Bring Us The Marvels in May

“Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.” That’s how acclaimed writer Kurt Busiek describes his new ongoing series, The Marvels. Alongside artists Yildiray Cinar and Alex Ross, The Marvels will be the most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe where any characters can show up for adventures that can and will take them anywhere! With the entire Marvel Universe at its disposal, this expansive series will feature everyone from the Marvel Universe’s first heroes to its latest superstars.

The concept behind The Marvels is a sweeping scope. In it, the whole history of the Marvel Universe is at play, not just the characters in it. The series will be able to go anywhere, do anything, use anyone. The past. The present. And, the future. It’s all open.

Kurt Busiek (MARVELS, Astro City) is back, with the biggest, wildest, most sprawling series ever to hit the Marvel Universe, telling stories that span the decades and range from cosmic adventure to intense human drama, from the street-level to the cosmic, starring literally anyone from Marvel’s very first heroes to the superstars of tomorrow. This first issue includes an invasion from orbit, a picnic in Prospect Park, super hero sightseeing in Manhattan, the All-Winners Squad in 1947, Reed Richards during his time in military intelligence, cosmic beings beyond space and time— and that’s only for starters. Featuring Captain America, Spider-Man, the Punisher, the Human Torch, Storm, the Black Cat, the Golden Age Vision, Aero, Iron Man and Thor, and introducing two brand-new characters, all beautifully drawn by Yildiray Cinar (X-MEN, Legion of Super-Heroes, IRON MAN) in the opening act of a thriller that’ll take us across the Marvel Universe…and beyond. Plus: Who (or what) is KSHOOM? It all starts here. And it goes…everywhere.

The Marvels
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