Is The King In Black like Civil War all over again. Remember when the main Civil War comic was later, really late, months late, and as a result, all the completed tie-in comics were also delayed by Marvel Comics so that they wouldn't be published before a certain issue of Civil War and spoiling the plot? Thankfully that was an example of an event raising sales on tie-in books by, in some cases, fivefold.
It's harder to do the same now. Thankfully The King In Black is only five issues long and it is just the fifth issue that is late, by a couple of weeks. Solicited for the 24th of March, The King In Black #5 has been delayed two weeks until the 7th of April.
KING IN BLACK #5 (OF 5)
(W) Donny Cates (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
WHAT'S A GOD TO A NONBELIEVER?
Rated T+In Shops: Apr 07, 2021 SRP: $5.99
And so Fantastic Four #30 is late, a King In Black tie-in delayed from the 10th of March until the 14th of April. Although that may of course have Slott-related issues to add to the mix. And we have been waiting for The Reckoning for a long time.
FANTASTIC FOUR #30 KIB
(W) Dan Slott (A) Ze Carlos (CA) Mark Brooks
"The Two-In-One Terrors!" Marvel's First Family are divided and at each other's throats! As the Earth-ending threat of the KING IN BLACK rages on, half of the Fantastic Four are Knullified and out to destroy their remaining friends and family! If that weren't enough…an ancient force has reemerged in the Multiverse. Who-or what-is THE RECKONING?! Rated T+In Shops: Apr 14, 2021 SRP: $3.99
King In Black: Namor #5 is delayed from the 31st of March until the 14th of April.
KING IN BLACK NAMOR #5 (OF 5)
(W) Kurt Busiek (A) Ben Dewey, Jonas Scharf (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
The grand finale! As the Dark Tide threatens Atlantis, Namor, Attuma and Dorma make a desperate, dangerous attempt to save the undersea world – but even if they can manage it, it'll come at a great cost. Learn the fate of Atlantis – of Attuma – of the Dark Tide – and the future of the Dark Tide as well. What will come out of THE KING IN BLACK for Namor and Atlantis? Watch it unfold here. Rated T+In Shops: Apr 14, 2021 SRP: $3.99
King In Black: Planet Of The Symbiotes #3 has been delayed from the 10th of March to the 7th of April.
KING IN BLACK PLANET OF SYMBIOTES #3 (OF 3)
(W) Rodney Barnes, Steve Orlando (A) Gerardo Sandoval, Danilo Beyruth (CA) Philip Tan
A DARK SHADOW LOOMS OVER CLOAK AND DAGGER! PLUS: THE RETURN OF TOXIN! Rated T+In Shops: Apr 07, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Venom #35/200 has been delayed from the 14th of April to the 5th of May.
VENOM #35 200TH ISSUE
(W) Donny Cates (A) More (A/CA) Ryan Stegman
The Final Chapter in the Book of VENOM by Donny Cates & Ryan Stegman!
This is it, Venomaniacs! The landmark 200th issue starring the most sinister symbiote in the Marvel Universe arrives – and after this, NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME! From Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman, and a who's who of artists from the issues that tore Eddie Brock's life asunder and brought the KING IN BLACK to Earth, comes the first chapter of the rest of Venom's life. But in Knull's wake, what even remains of the Lethal Protector? Rated T+In Shops: May 05, 2021 SRP: $9.99
And apropos of nothing we have a new date for Non-Stop Spider-Man #1, for the 10th of March 2021. It will come out. One day…
NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN #1 BACHALO WRPAD VAR
(W) Joe Kelly (A) Dale Eaglesham (A/CA) Chris Bachalo
Get ready for the most action-packed, pulse-pounding, adrenaline-pumping comic OF ALL TIME! As the name implies, once you read page one, panel one, SPIDER-MAN DOES NOT STOP! A mystery at Empire State University thrusts Spider-Man into an adventure that starts in uptown Manhattan and will take him around the world, pitting him against Marvel Universe villains old and new and give you a Spider-Man adventure (and Spider-Man) the likes of which you've never seen. THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART, SO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE READING! Rated T In Shops: Mar 10, 2021 SRP: $4.99