King in Black comes to Fantastic Four, Sword, Daredevil, Black Pamther and Thunderbolts this week, five crossovers and tie-ins as Knull's dragons, symbionts and space goo covers the planet. Although some participants have other concerns. Such as safe sex orgies in Wakanda.
Sorry, maybe "sheaths" is more of an archaic term. But at least they are taking precautions. Some folk are just ignoring the whole thing and just hoping it goes away.
Going up against a symbiote army leads T'Challa to turn to an even older enemy…
Klaw's sonic cannon. But it's not the only such weapon against the invading forces that Wakanda can summon. They have been working on something big. Wakanda already has plans on how to repel Galactus. Now they have something to deal with The Phoenix as well.
Might that have been worth T'Challa mentioning over in Avengers right now? Or is he holding his claws close to his chest? But the latest to be Knullified is quite close to home…
Knull has Shuri, another to add to the list – until Dylan Brock can get to them at least. Over in Daredevil, Typhoid Mary is using her own madness to keep Knull's influence partially at bay when symbiote-bonded.
While Matt Murdock, Daredevil, is using his own religious faith. And his own particular brand of madness as to how that plays out in his head. Guilt complexes make a great defense against other gods, it seems.
While the Thunderbolts have to deal with Knullified deers in the headlights.
Though, yes, they should have freed the other inmates of the Ravencroft Institute.
Knull knows best. And now the Black Panther knows too.
So the Fantastic Four join the fray… with some carefully choreographed scenes around the main King In Black comic books.
Does it stand up to continuity scrutiny?
While engaging in a little cross-panel continuity.
Go on, let's check back with The King In Black #2.
Although, at that point, it seems that The Thing had been previously Knullified. Maybe things happened really, really quickly.
Especially since Black Cat got out of there before the Thing was Knullified
And the Human Torch got taken down as well, with his bond being used carrying the Knull infection…
Which does fit in with how the pre-infected Shuri was seeing things.
Still, it could all just be the fog of war. And it's useful to take a step back.
In the Return Of The Valkyries comic, Jane Foster has been dealing with The Sentry's soul, taking him to a new place. The Thunderbolts are on hand to clean up what The Sentry left behind though.
Are they really going to Weekend-At-Bernie the remains of Sentry before turning his corpse into a big anti-Knull bomb. Oh and if you did want to avoid the invasion of Knull? SWORD #3 knows…
Turns out not even Knull wants to go to Australia. And you definitely don't want to go to Krakoa any more…
Yeah, that's a total write off. You'd have thought that Cable was good at keeping out the techno-organic virus, why not Knull as well?
FANTASTIC FOUR #29 KIB
(W) Dan Slott (A) Ze Carlos (CA) Mark Brooks
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. Rated T In Shops: Feb 10, 2021 SRP: $3.99
DAREDEVIL #27 KIB
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mike Hawthorne (A/CA) Marco Checchetto
ENSNARED IN THE WEB!
• As New York begins to crack under the weight of Knull's symbiotic assault, Matt Murdock has a crisis of faith in the most electrifying issue of Chip Zdarksy and Marco Checchetto's groundbreaking DAREDEVIL run yet.
• BUT THIS TIME, they're joined by none other than MIKE HAWTHORNE, spearheading a brutal story that pits Daredevil against the god-king of the symbiotes himself – KNULL! Rated T+In Shops: Feb 10, 2021 SRP: $3.99
KING IN BLACK BLACK PANTHER #1
(W) Geoffrey Thorne (A) German Peralta (CA) 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. Rated T+In Shops: Feb 10, 2021 SRP: $4.99
KING IN BLACK THUNDERBOLTS #2 (OF 3)
(W) Matthew Rosenberg (A) Juan Ferreyra (CA) Kyle Hotz
THE THUNDERBOLTS GET COMMITTED!
• The secret to saving the world lies within the Ravencroft Institute, but can the Thunderbolts get it out?
• Not if a mob of Knullified inmates have anything to say about it!
• The Thunderbolts' plan to save the world is revealed, and it must be seen to be believed! Rated T+In Shops: Feb 10, 2021 SRP: $3.99
SWORD #3 KIB
(W) Al Ewing (A) Nico Leon, Ray-Anthony Heights, Bernard Chang (A/CA) Valerio Schiti
TAKE A TRIP WITH THE EVERYWHERE MAN! The Void-God has overtaken the Earth. Top-level mutants have been assimilated. Protocol V is in effect. But space is a big place… and a lot of things happen there at once. Walk a mile in the Manifold's shoes, as S.W.O.R.D.'s Quintician takes a multi-artist journey across the universe and back… and comes face to face with S.W.O.R.D.'s deadliest enemy. Rated T+In Shops: Feb 10, 2021 SRP: $3.99