Marvel Joins Up Empyre and Knull With Web Of Venom: Empyre's End

Marvel has announced that October will bring a prelude to November's King In Black series with Web Of Venom: Empyre's End, which should handily and dandily link up the events of Empyre which saw a massive alien army heading towards Earth, with Knull, god of the symbiotes and his massive alien army heading towards Earth. Say, maybe Iron Man 2020 can get a bit of that action as well?

Clay McLeod Chapman and Guiu Villanova are the creative team behind this oneshot… as Knull emerges to reclaim his throne.

Marvel Joins Up Empyre and Knull With Web Of Venom: Empyre's End.
Marvel Joins Up Empyre and Knull With Web Of Venom: Empyre's End.


We knew a big Knull-related event is coming from Donny Cates in the Marvel Universe, a sequel to last year's Absolute Carnage, with Ryan Stegman. And this looks like the next step towards it. The King In Black #1 by Cates and Stegman for December, and everyone wants in.

Knull is coming, and when he arrives, everyone from the Avengers to the X-Men will learn just how unprepared they are to face off against the God of the Symbiotes. Everything in Cates and Stegman's landmark run on VENOM has led up to this monumental story, and readers will finally witness Eddie Brock's climatic standoff with one of Marvel's most terrifying villains.

Marvel Joins Up Empyre and Knull With Web Of Venom: Empyre's End.
King In Black image.

Will there also be a connection to The Black Winter in Thor? It feels likely. What about the incoming threat seen by Arron Stark in Iron Man 2020? What about Empyre? There does seem to be a lot of alien incoming threats heading to Earth right now.

With each mind-bending twist and turn, the stakes will be raised like never before as KING IN BLACK flips everything you thought you knew about Venom and the world of the symbiotes upside down and inside out. Learn more in a special video announcement from the mastermind creative team, and stay tuned for more news about what to expect when KING IN BLACK lands later this year!

I bet this will be discussed in the Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con@Home and that's why they are talking about it now.

"As far as event books go, this is the coolest, darkest, most heavy metal, Cthulhu dark horror thing I've ever been able to do," promises Cates. "I still can't believe that Marvel is letting us go as dark and scary as we're going."

"One of the things I'm most proud of in this series… is the creation of the character Knull," Stegman says. "We have some new designs that we'll be unveiling throughout the series that are really cool and really creepy."

It is however, not part of Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw's Crossover. Any speculation regarding Marvel in that manner is bunk.


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