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Karnak To End With Issue 6 In February

Karnak has been telling the story of the Inhuman who never underwent Terrigenesis of the body, but instead transformed himself with his mind into a zen killing machine. Who sees the flaw in all things. Who died and broke out of hell. And is now recruited by SHIELD to do… something awful.

Written by Warren Ellis, the book has had a troubled history. The first issue out in October 2015, the second in February 2016, as artist Gerardo Zaffino suffered serious personal issues. Delays with his replacement on the issue, Roland Boschi only compounded things, but the book came out, albeit slowly, to much acclaim.

From Warren Ellis' newsletter last weekend,

"KARNAK 6 is now wrapped – I proofed the colours and lettering on Tuesday night. Given its uniquely difficult run, I think Marvel will be happy to lay it to rest. I was only ever on it for six issues, but I somehow doubt anyone will be following me on that property for a while. Respect to my artists, Gerardo Zaffino and Roland Boschi, colourist Dan Brown, letterer Clayton Cowles, Darren Shan in the office and, particularly, editor Nick Lowe, for giving me the space to write this horrible little book. I suspect I have outstayed my welcome at Marvel with this thing that was really just bad readings of philosophy, punching, and a character study of an absolute trashfire of a human being. But I like to think it was worth it."

Marvel has now renamed KARNAK TP VOL 01 FLAW IN ALL THINGS collecting the first six issues as KARNAK TP FLAW IN ALL THINGS. As in, no longer a Vol 1. There will not be a Vol 2.

Karnak #6 is out on February 1st. It looks like that will probably be it…


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