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Symbiotes Make Quite The Mess In The King In Black (Spoilers)

Symbiotes Make Quite The Mess In The King In Black (Spoilers)

It is King In Black day… the release of Marvel Comics' new big event that has been built up for some time, and spearhead by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman. And it's one that spans across the Marvel Universe, as mentioned in our review of the first leaked issue. @Doncates Umm… Is King In Black […]

From Knull To Now &#8211 The Timeline Of Marvel Comics King In Black

From Knull To Now – The Timeline Of Marvel Comics' King In Black

Today sees the publication of The King In Black #1 from Marvel Comics. But what came before@? Well they include a very handy timeline…, PRE-CREATION Knull forges the Necrosword and begins the experiments that would eventually become the symbiote species and its offshoots. (VENOM #1-6, SILVER SURFER: BLACK) 100,000 YEARS AGO Knull dispatches the dragon […]

The Bleeding Cool Review: The King In Black #1 by Cates and Stegman

The Bleeding Cool Review: The King In Black #1 by Cates and Stegman

Next month sees the publication of The King In Black, the new event series by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman from Marvel Comics that follows up on their work on Venom and the previous event, Absolute Carnage. King In Black #1 is published this Wednesday. But last week, in a blip, Marvel Unlimited published the […]

Did Steve Ditko Create Venom Marvel Spotlight #9 Sells $90 On eBay

Did Steve Ditko Create Venom? Marvel Spotlight #9 Sells $90 On eBay

Marvel Spotlight Vol 2 #9 from 1980 has been booming across eBay since last week. The comic book by Bill Mantlo and Steve Ditko featured the portable superhero identity of Captain Universe and was titled "The Mystery of Mister E!" The Uni-Power attempts to possess former Captain Universe host Ray Coffin again, but causes a […]

Knull Comes To Earth In More Marvel Comics Than Expected (Spoilers)

Knull Comes To Earth In More Marvel Comics Than Expected (Spoilers)

No one should be surprised by the appearance of Knull and his symbiote army in today's Web Of Venom: Empyre's End. The comic book was promoted as joining up the plotlines of Empyre and The King In Black, which both saw space armadas heading towards and attacking Earth. It's just that the Skrull and Kree […]

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman to Follow King In Black With Venom #200

Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman to Follow King In Black With Venom #200

Donny Cates has been talking about the effects that The King In Black will have on Eddie Brock and the Marvel Universe as a whole, at the NYCC/MCM/Metaverse panel. Including leading up to Venom #200 and the big changes this will all be enacting. And he's really honest about that. "The events of King In […]

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints Small Press &#038 Manga

The Back Order List 9/2/2020: 2nd Prints, Small Press, & Manga

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

Rewriting Marvel Comics History With Web Of Venom: Wraith (Spoilers)

Rewriting Marvel Comics History With Web Of Venom: Wraith (Spoilers)

If you get a sense of deja vu reading this, it may be because today's Web Of Venom: The Wraith one-shot was published digitally over a month early in error, before being deleted – even from people who had bought the comic. But not before a few judicious screencaps had been made. So, since it's published […]

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre Manga &#038 Seven Secrets #1

The Back Order List 8/12/20: More Empyre, Manga, & Seven Secrets #1

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]

More Characters Involved In The King In Black Revealed by Marvel

More Characters Involved In The King In Black, Revealed by Marvel

December sees the launch of The King In Black event spinning out of Venom and following on from Absolute Carnage, courtesy of Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman. It's getting a kinda-prequel in November courtesy of the Symbiote Spider-Man series from Peter David and Greg Land, but the series of dollar-priced 'True Believers' reprints tied into The […]

Darkness Reigns Over The King In Black In December

Darkness Reigns Over The King In Black In December

This is not the long-awaited Batman/Venom crossover by Donny Cates. But it might come close. Here's a preview image from Marvel Comics for The King In Black, from Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman coming in December, stating "Darkness Reigns" Maybe it's a Marvel sequel to Death Metal? The imagery does feel a little familiar… KING […]

The Back Order List 7/29/20: Firefly Spawn Empyre &#038 Darth Vader

The Back Order List 7/29/20: Firefly, Spawn, Empyre & Darth Vader

Every week your Local Comic Book Shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond. Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need more. […]

LEAK: Marvel Publishes Web Of Venom: Wraith a Month Ahead by Mistake

LEAK: Marvel Publishes Web Of Venom: Wraith a Month Ahead by Mistake

Did someone at Marvel see the Tom Taylor Injustice Year Zero leak and say 'hold my cappuccino'? Because it appears that the upcoming Web Of Venom: The Wraith one-shot was published digitally over the weekend over a month early, before being pulled off – but not before a number of folk head read it, a […]

Obscure Comics: Spider-Man 3 The Black With Bendis &#038 Bagley

Obscure Comics: Spider-Man 3 The Black With Bendis & Bagley

There are comic book series almost every comic fan knows, there are comic book characters that most everyone knows, there are specific comic books most every comic reader knows, and then there are the more obscure issues that slip through the cracks.  What makes obscure comics so interesting and vital is discovering those books that […]

Has Walmart Become a Dumping Ground for Marvel Variant Covers

Has Walmart Become a Dumping Ground for Marvel Variant Covers?

The current nature of the direct comic book market is kind of in flux right now, for lots of reasons.  The nature of ordering comic books, though, is always a beast, particularly when ordering from many of the big publishers. Marvel, Dynamite, and the rest like DC, Image, IDW, and Boom (to a lesser degree), […]

The Back-Order List 5/27/2020: Venom #25 and Not Much Else

The Back-Order List 5/27/2020: Venom #25 and Not Much Else

Every week your Local Comic Book shop, hopefully, gets in a weekly assortment of comics, trades, posters, action figures, and other goodies from Diamond.  Now some of these goodies sell out fast from your LCBS, so Tuesday and Wednesday LCBS retailers get on the phone (more often the computer) and let Diamond know they need […]


Dylan Brock Gets New Powers &#8211 And A Familiar Look For Venom in Venom #24 (Spoilers)

Dylan Brock Gets New Powers – And A Familiar Look For Venom in Venom #24 (Spoilers)

Dylan Brock's power set jumps significantly in today's Venom #24, summoning portals to take him to Venom Island to find his dad, Krakoan style. Maybe there's some sympathetic technology between Krakoa and the creatures of Knull? But right now Venom has no host, so it's a very different relationship between Dylan and Venom. The power […]

New Character Virus to Debut on Free Comic Book Day Then in Venom #26

New Character Virus to Debut on Free Comic Book Day, Then in Venom #26

At the big Marvel Comics panel at C2E2 in Chicago, Venom writer Donny Cates was on hand to talk about upcoming Venom storylines – and make some announcements as well. The upcoming Venom #26 drawn by Iban Coello will feature the Ultimate Reed Richards revealing his ultimate plan. Cates talked about how The Maker has […]