King In Black #5 Spoilers – What Future For Marvel Vampires?

In The King In Black #2, Blade, hunter of vampires, went searching for allies against Knull and his symbiote army. And in Chernobyl, in Ukraine, he found them.

A New Nation For The Vampires of the Marvel Universe?
King In Black #2 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman

Motivating his own vampire army, courtesy of his own blades – and a certain Lord Dracula.

A New Nation For The Vampires of the Marvel Universe?
King In Black #2 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman

After all, as Blade also explained to Magneto, Knull and the army of the King In Black were coming for everybody on the planet, human, mutant and vampire alike.

A New Nation For The Vampires of the Marvel Universe?
King In Black #2 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman

We then didn't hear from the vampires again – almost as if there was a King In Black: Blade spinoff book originally planned that didn't work out. But in the big finale, The King In Black #5, we return to the vampires. Almost as if they are setting something else up.

A New Nation For The Vampires of the Marvel Universe?
King In Black #5 by Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman

They have helped defeat Knull, and are now claiming Chernobyl for the vampire nation. The spoils of war? After all, if mutants can have their own nation, can vampires do the same, with a land still radioactive and dangerous to humans?

Look to Avengers #45 for this to continue. And might Donny Cates have a Blade comic book in him? It would fit his nineties' aesthetic…

AVENGERS #45 KIB
MARVEL COMICS
FEB210490
(W) Jason Aaron (A) Luca Maresca (CA) Cory Smith
THE AVENGERS JOIN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE KING IN BLACK! The year's most epic event explodes in the pages of AVENGERS. The vampire hunter Blade has been at the forefront of the fight against the dark symbiote god, but now he must pay a dark price that will change his world forever. Rated T+In Shops: Apr 21, 2021 SRP: $3.99

KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)
MARVEL COMICS
JAN210521
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
WHAT'S A GOD TO A NONBELIEVER?
Rated T+In Shops: Apr 07, 2021
SRP: $5.99

 

 

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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